Thames Valley Archaeological Services Monograph: Volume 11
Archaeological Investigations in Surrey, 1997-2009
edited by Steve Preston
This volume reports the results of archaeological investigations in advance of development at eight sites in Surrey; in Merstham, Burgh Heath and Staines, two in Egham and three in Guildford. At Battlebridge Lane in Merstham, we find a late Iron Age to early Roman settlement enclosure, along with some prehistoric and Saxon evidence. At Chapel Way, Burgh Heath, provides a probably Iron Age ring gully, along with Roman and medieval features. A very large area examined at Manor Park, Guildford, revealed evidence for intermittent occupation spanning the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman periods and medieval settlement near the moated manor house. Moor Lane Staines offers Saxon and medieval occupation. Samples of Saxon pottery have been thin-sectioned and chemically analysed, and radiocarbon dated as a baseline for future work. Two sites on the High Street in Egham produced limited evidence for prehistoric activity but more significant medieval remains including a pottery kiln. Similarly, two sites on the High Street in Guildford yielded 12th- and 13th-century occupation evidence, in both cases followed by a blank period before 17th century re-occupation, with interesting insights into the diet of that period.
A4 soft cover, 212pp, illustrated throughout including 21 colour plates.