Watching brief carried out by R and P Savage of SyAS, and assisted by A Norris, revealed that the remains of the stone medieval churchyard wall, probably dating to the 12th or 13th centuries, had been encased within a brick rebuilding of the wall in the post-medieval period. As a result of the watching brief and resultant discussions, the necessary repairs to the later brick wall were modified to encase and preserve the medieval remains.
Eight test pits dug by SyAS under the direction of R Savage (four at the White Hart, 150 High Street, together with three at The Old Vicarage and one at Lea Cottage, both in Church Street). A small amount of Late Saxon pottery was recovered in the two locations in Church Street, while stratified 12th century layers were revealed close to the High Street at the White Hart.
Evaluation by M Donnelly of OAS. A single pit containing 13th-14th century pottery and an undated ditch were revealed, together with some agricultural furrows, one of which contained (possibly residual) 12th-14th century pottery. A small amount of worked flint was recovered, supporting previous evidence for a limited prehistoric presence in the area.
Test pitting by A Guinness of SCAU. Eight test pits were excavated in various locations around Godalming town centre as part of the Community Archaeology 'Staycation' project. Although limited in scope, the results were encouraging in the overall aim of improving the understanding of the origins and development of the historic town, and provided evidence for Saxon occupation near the present church, suggesting that Mint Street might be a focus for late Saxon activity and signs of 12th century expansion from the High Street towards the north of the town.
Watching brief by W Weller of SCAU. No features of archaeological interest were revealed, and only a few finds of medieval or earlier date were recovered. This paucity of evidence is somewhat surprising given the medieval origins of Compton and the known presence of a Roman villa in the vicinity. Debris from an early 20th century artists' kiln that produced pottery and other objects will be of some interest when placed in the context of the presence and work of George Frederic and Mary Seton Watts in the local area.
Watching brief by J McNicoll-Norbury of TVAS, a continuation of monitoring work that commenced in 2010. No archaeological features were identified, although a small quantity of medieval pottery was retrieved from the area of the walled garden.
Monitoring by Z Pozorski of AS undertaken during floor level reduction within a timber-framed structure believed to be largely of 15th and 16th century date, with 19th and 20th century alterations, but the core of which is thought to be medieval. The monitoring revealed earlier floor layers, and the remains of a hearth constructed of peg tiles dated to the 15th and 17th centuries. Historic building recording undertaken by M Higgins of SCC during refurbishment and extension revealed the two earliest phases of its development to be c1425 and c1475.
Historic building assessment by M Higgins of SCC of the timber-framed half-Wealden open-hall house of 15th century date.
Historic building assessment by M Higgins of SCC of a double-ended two open-bay open-hall house, now divided into two dwellings, and which probably dates to the third quarter of the 15th century.
Three further phases of excavation by P Jones and R Lambert of SCAU adjacent to areas previously investigated. The first phase undertaken in the summer of 2011 was to the immediate west of the area investigated in 2009. The range and character of the archaeological features present were closely similar to those identified in 2009. The features included three Mesolithic pits (which were 100% sampled and sieved for flintwork), an early medieval pit oddly sited out on the Gault clay, and a continuation of the late medieval/ early post-medieval roadway identified during the work in 2005.