A programme of historic building recording, evaluation, and a watching brief during the reduction of floor levels within the farmhouse, at Lowerhouse Farm by L Capon of AOC. The farmhouse is dated by a render plaque to 1525, but shows many phases of repair and extension. The earliest parts of the farmhouse are fully timber-framed, and reveal the building to have started as a Hall House, the hall lying north of a two-storey, four room block.
Excavation (1977) by J.A. Janaway for the Godalming Group of SyAS located 17th and 18th century pits cutting an apparently medieval layer which in one place overlay traces of another deposit containing flint flakes. (141)
Excavation (1976) by J.A. Janaway for the Godalming Group of SyAS located 17th century features. (131; check SyAC 85)
Excavation (1978) by K.D. Graham for Farnham and District Museum Society located parts of probably 16th and 17th century buildings and a number of Mesolithic flakes, below the remains of a known early 19th century hop kiln. (148)
Excavation by D Barker for Egham by Runnymede Historical Society in advance of redevelopment located LBA features immediately below a gravel surface of c AD 1660. Large quantities of later 17th and early 19th century material were recovered from rubbish pits. (166)
A trial trench by R J Poulton for SCC and DOE and in conjunction with Guildford Museum, in advance of redevelopment, revealed only 17th century material, probably related to the building of the hospital, and more modern garden soil. (166)
Excavation by S Nelson for Nonsuch Antiquarian Society in advance of redevelopment studied the remains of a mid-late 17th century timber-framed building. (167)
Pottery and glass recovered from beneath 16th/17th century outbuildings (now cottages) by Mayford History Society and reported by Nancy Hawkins.
A possibly 17th century well, with brick domed cover, recorded by Nancy Hawkins for Mayford History Society.
Trial excavation by C H Cole for the Surrey Heath Group of SyAS produced evidence of occupation from the 13th/14th centuries to the present. Finds included a nearly complete late 16th century shoe. (184) In further excavation the earliest levels seen were a medieval trampled layer cut by a boundary and/or drainage ditch and by a 16th century building of two phases which was demolished in the mid-17th century.