Ewell Castle School, Glyn House, Ewell

Evaluation by S Holden of PCA revealed evidence of prehistoric activity in the form of residual finds, a probable gully of early Roman date, and post-medieval remains including an element of an 18th century structure and 19th century landscaping. The evaluation illustrated that archaeological remains lie at a depth that will not be impacted upon by most of the groundworks involved in the development proposed for the site, and they will be preserved in situ beneath it. The only aspect of the development that may have had the potential to impact on archaeological deposits was excavation necessary for the installation of new play apparatus, and a watching brief was carried out by S Watson of PCA during these groundworks. This identified natural deposits overlain by the post-medieval ground make-up identified in the evaluation, but no features of archaeological interest were found.