Cranleigh Village Hospital, High Street, Cranleigh.

An archaeological evaluation, and watching brief was undertaken by Nick Carter, Chris Clarke and Jonathan Moller of AOC on behalf of Morgan Sindall Plc, at the site of Cranleigh Village Hospital. The evaluation consisted of three machine excavated trenches with the watching brief monitoring both geotechnical investigations and grubbing of foundations. The sequence of deposits overlying natural sandy clay identified during the evaluation and watching brief indicates that the earliest period of activity on site potentially dates to between the medieval period and the 18th century, represented by the accumulation of a soil horizon in a relatively damp or waterlogged environment. The area of the site appears to be peripheral to the urban activity taking place in the village during this period. By the 19th century, a low density of activity was taking place, possibly associated with adjacent domestic properties; this comprised of a single pit and posthole. Subsequently, modern development of the site led to the deposition of made ground horizons with some associated horizontal truncation of deposits. The deposits encountered during the course of the archaeological investigations are of limited significance, while modern truncation implies that earlier features may have been removed.