4-10 London Road, Bagshot

Excavation by SHAHT, under the direction of G Cole, revealed evidence of prehistoric, medieval and later activity. Two phases of prehistoric activity were recorded. The first comprised the terminal ends of two ditches, one truncating the other, together with the lower levels of a rampart and a series of post-bases; and the second comprised flint foundations and associated stake holes. Fragmentary remains of two hearth bases were noted, and a well from which medieval pottery and hearth fragments were recovered was partially excavated. In the mid 17th century, the site was occupied by at least two timber buildings, and five rooms of one building were excavated, together with an external passage or pathway and the end wall of an adjacent building. The rooms produced Border Ware, German stonewares, clay tobacco pipes, table glass and metal objects. By the late 17th century, the land had been cleared of buildings and put over to agricultural use, and remained so until development at the beginning of this century. (326)