Iron Age

Newtree Furlong, Guildford Road, Fetcham

Evaluation by T Munnery of SCAU revealed a prehistoric (probably late Neolithic or Bronze Age) pit, pottery of Iron Age date, and a section of an inhumation containing the lower half of a human skeleton of Saxon date. The surface of a possible linear feature was noted to be cut by the inhumation. The feature, and the majority of the inhumation were not excavated, but a whetstone and iron knife lying close to the skeleton pelvis were removed. A subsequent excavation revealed a total of 18 inhumations.

Hascombe Camp

Two seasons of excavation (1975 and 1977) by F.H. Thompson for the Society of Antiquaries and SyAS concentrated on the defences and a number of anomalies indicated by gradiometer survey by A.J. Clark. The defences consisted of a single stone-faced rampart and a V-shaped ditch, possibly right round the promontory. The primary ditch silt on the south-east side was sampled for Mr Clark's sediment dating programme.

The Looe, Reigate Road, Ewell

Excavation (1946-9, by T.K. Walls) of part of a 'native' farmstead of 1st century BC and 1st century AD, with residual material of late 5th and 4th century BC, reported by J.F. Cotton. Notable finds include 9 inscribed bone counters, (Britannia 8 (1977), 445 and fig 30). (145; report in SyAC 88, 1-42)

Farnham Park

Excavation by D Graham for Surrey and Hants Border Archaeological Group located probably EIA pits and eight scattered gold staters after an initial discovery by a metal detector user.


Excavation by M G O'Connell for SCC, DOE and Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd, in advance of gravel extraction, examined a large area of a crop mark complex including a prehistoric trackway and a hut probably of similar LBA/EIA date. (164)

Not given

Excavation by E Crossland for LDLHS of a site producing IA an RB pottery from pit and ditch features, discovered in M25 construction.

Frensham Manor

Aerial photography by K D Graham revealed the existence of a sub-rectangular double ditched enclosure of approximately 1.6ha. Possible IA date suggested by supposed finds by metal detector users of IA and Roman Republican coins in this area. Fieldwaiking of field immediately to west revealed a late 1st to early 2nd century RB site. (194; see note in this volume by David Graham and R A Merson)


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