Excavations at Cocks Farm Roman villa, Abinger 2009- present

Between 1995 and 1997 Surrey Archaeological Society carried out excavations under the direction of Steve Dyer to investigate archaeological evidence revealed when a tree blew over at Cocks Farm, Abinger. The presence of a  villa had been known since the 1870s when Roman walls were found during the expansion of a kitchen garden . When well-preserved remains of an east-west range of a Roman building were discovered, the fieldwork was targeted to provide information for the future management of the site and to indicate a suitable area for scheduling as an ancient monument. The current series of excavations started in 2009 by the Roman Studies Group have been planned to build on the previous work, by examining the setting and function of the villa and aiming to achieve publication of all fieldwork relating to the site .

Interim reports published in the SyAS Bulletins can be found by clicking on the following links:

2009 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 5-8)                                            2008-2010 Magnetometry and test pitting (pages 10-11)

2010 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 12-15)                                         2011 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 4-7)

2012 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 8-10)                                           2013 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 2-5 )

2014 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 2-5 )                                             2015 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 8-11)

2016 Cocks Farm, Abinger interim report (pages 2-7)