Evaluation by A Hood and D King of FA in advance of the construction of the replacement bridge across the Thames and creation of an associated site compound and flood compensation area to the south-west. The evaluation did not reveal any features of archaeological interest in the area around the bridge, but a 'toothed' wooden artefact was recovered from the interface of the natural gravels and overlying deposits in one of the trenches, and further work is proposed within the area of its discovery.
Watching brief by N Randall of SCAU on the site where the principal discoveries of excavations in 1967, 1973, 1986 and 2003 had been a burial ground and an associated settlement occupied between the 6th and 12th centuries AD. Three of the six construction trenches were located in previously excavated areas, and one trench revealed a linear feature containing prehistoric, Roman and Saxon pottery which is most likely a continuation of a ditch revealed in 1973.
Evaluation by A Margetts of ASE revealed two gulleys and a pit or ditch terminus of prehistoric date that may be part of an enclosure or field-system possibly related to prehistoric settlement known from the wider area. A probable post-medieval linear feature, a probable ditch of 16th to 18th century date, and made ground deposits in many of the trenches, may represent evidence of landscaping during the laying out the grounds surrounding the former school building. Further work suggested.
Evaluation by D Hart of ASE revealed an undated pit and ditch terminus, and a possibly related ditch of probable medieval date in the west of the site. A layer of colluvial material containing prehistoric pottery was recorded in the eastern part of the site.
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 revealed 18th /19th century pits and buildings cutting a layer containing medieval pottery and flint flakes. (131)
Trial excavation (1977) by Ann Watson followed by excavation (1978) by M.G. O'Connell for SyAS and DOE located a few 12th century features, and prehistoric pottery in apparently redeposited soil. (155)
Worked flints found in fieldwork (1978) by Ann Watson. (145)
Excavation (1975-6) by Barbara Blatchford and Audrey Monk for the Guildford Group of SyAS produced worked prehistoric flints, a RB sherd and 13th/14th century pottery as well as later material. (132)
Small-scale excavation by R I Macphail, Ann Watson and D G Bird to test the former's theories about brownearth erosion as a result of tree clearance in the prehistoric period.