14–22 Church Street, Leatherhead

Evaluation and archaeological monitoring by K Bower and W Perkins of PCA on an extension to a retail store revealed late medieval or early post-medieval features in the form of pits, a gully and possible occupation layers, one of which was formed of compacted chalk and sealed the gully. Subsequent monitoring of the groundworks revealed a short section of a poorly built 19th or 20th century wall, and post-medieval domestic refuse pits, one of which cut two substantial, but similarly dated, postholes. The pits and postholes were sealed by a buried garden soil and a small ‘occupation’ layer that appeared to be associated with the garden plots to the rear of the Church Street frontages. Small quantities of residual material including several prehistoric flints and a 12th–13th century potsherd suggest earlier activity in the vicinity.