Mesolithic

Thursley/Witley Common

Historic landscape survey commissioned by SCC and SyAS, as part of the Community Archaeology Project, and undertaken under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, to assess whether the study area was suitable for designation as an ASHLV. The survey included recording the three barrows and looking at the ponds in the Cosford and Witley Park stream valleys. A scatter of Mesolithic flint work and a bank (possibly a prehistoric land division) located close to the main barrow concentration on Witley Common were also revealed.

Frensham Common, Frensham

Historic landscape survey commissioned by Waverley Borough Council, SCC and SyAS, and undertaken under the direction of C Currie of CKCA, to update a previous assessment of the area as an ASHLV. The work clarified a number of anomalies in the original assessment and in the SMR, and identified the inclusion of duplicated and misinterpreted sites.

Runfold Quarry, Farnham

Excavation and watching brief by R Lambert of SCAU during mineral extraction works. The initial watching brief during site-stripping revealed more extensive activity than expected, including field boundaries, enclosure ditches, roundhouse ring gullies, and numerous pits, postholes and waterholes, apparently belonging to the later Iron Age and early Roman periods. The main phase of excavation divided the site into three areas -- B, C and X. Area B showed Late Iron Age--early Roman period settlement activity in the form of ditches, pits, postholes, and waterholes.

A3--Hindhead bypass

Continuation of evaluation and mitigation work by A Manning of WA during the construction of the A3 bypass. Mesolithic and Neolithic flintwork was identified at Hazel Grove Junction, and from peat deposits sampled at Boundless Copse, although the latter deposits were identified as Bronze Age in origin. Little evidence for Roman or Saxon activity was noted beyond the presence of a few Romano-British coins and pottery recovered near Thursley. Medieval features included field systems, hollow-ways and strip lynchets at Hammer Lane, Boundless Copse, Hazel Grove and Begley Farm.

Chiddingfold

Historic landscape survey by P Jones of SCAU, undertaken as part of the SCC/SyAS ASHLV assessment project. A number of features and potential areas of interest were recorded, including a possible Mesolithic flint-knapping scatter, a number of lime kilns and pond bays. Accompanying assessment of the tithe maps also provided place-name evidence for a number of potential kiln sites.

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