126–128 Westhall Road, Warlingham

A planned evaluation by J Cook of ASE found the site to have been largely excavated to its planned formation level by the developer without archaeological monitoring. A basic archaeological record was undertaken within the stripped areas to identify possible archaeological finds or features. The truncated natural reddish-brown Clay-with-Flints, was observed in the sections to be overlain by layers of made-ground, garden soil and topsoil. The deposits are likely to be of post-medieval date and relate to the construction of the demolished houses that formerly occupied the site.

42 and 44 High Street, Bletchingley

Appraisal by M Higgins of SCC of an urban building within a tight plot. It was brick fronted with a studwork rear elevation over a brick ground floor. The building is of two storeys with a stone cellar and attics in a staggered butt-purlin, butt-rafter roof. The exterior has a fine Flemish Bond facade with blue headers. Number 42 has cruciform windows in the original openings; 44 has been remodelled but straight joints reveal its original format. Each has an end chimney stack and both date to the early 18th century over a probably earlier cellar.

Rough Beech, Dowlands Lane, Burstow

Appraisal by M Higgins of SCC to inform Listed Building Consent proposals. Constructed in three main phases, the first phase is a 2½ bay, timber-framed, end smoke-bay house of suggested late 16th century date. A large timber-framed bay with a chimney was added to the south end in the late 17th century, possibly with an outshot on the west side. A third, 18th century phase saw a face wing with outshot added to the south-west possibly with masonry on the ground floor under a timber-framed first floor replacing the outshot of the previous phase.

90–106 High Street, Staines-upon-Thames

Evaluation and excavation by M Edmunds, A Haslam and P Jorgenson of PCA carried out prior to and following the demolition of the former shops and residences fronting the High Street (Historic Building Recording: SyAC 101, 222). Staines-upon-Thames is located above a series of low-lying gravel islands within the flood plain of the middle Thames valley, on the north bank of the river Thames at its confluence with the braided tributary channels of the rivers Colne and Wraysbury.


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