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Weston Wood

Hob Uid: 393660
Location :
Surrey
Guildford
Albury
Grid Ref : TQ0554048300
Summary : Mesolithic/Bronze Age/Iron Age occupation site.
More information : Excavations in advance of sand quarrying in 1961 revealed the remains of a circular structure 20ft in diameter with a central post-hole and 2 ash pits. A cooking area with 4 hearths, a shallow clay-lined pit, a buried cairn and the remains of 2 small cultivated plots were also noted.
Excavations sited at TQ 0555 4840 on 1:2500.

During excavations between 1962-3 a trackway, 4ft wide and composed of occupation debris and intermittently edged with ironstone, was traced for over 114ft. Other structures located included a post hole cluster, another low cairn of ironstone and a rectangular working area incorporating 2 small pits, one containing potsherds and the other a complete storage pot. Grain from this area was carbon dated to 510 BC + or - 110. Evidence of copper working was also noted.

Excavations continued in 1965/66 on an area some 100 feet to
the south, where the L.B.A. farmstead was found to overlay a
Mesolithic dwelling site, including a hearth.(1-3)

TQ 05474840. I.A. 'A' sherds, a clay loom-weight & a sandstone
rubber found when an 18th. C. mound was excavated.(4)

The L.B.A. farmstead excavated in 1961-63 has now been destroyed
by sand quarrying operations.

Excavations continue on the site to the south which is centred
at 'B' TQ 05544830.

The Mesolithic hearth is centred at TQ 05524831 at 'C'.
(Surveyed at 1/2500).

On display in Guildford Museum, from Weston Wood, is a L.B.A.
quern Acc.No.A.S.135, also a representative selection of the
smaller finds.(5)

TQ 050485 (sic). Additional reference, but grid reference quoted incorrectly. (6)

TQ 053485. Illustrated report on the Mesolithic Industry at Weston Wood. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sy.A.C.Ann.Rep. 1961. 5 (Note)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sy.A.C. Ann.Rep. 1963. 8. (Note)
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Source details : Sy. A.C. 62. 1965. (Note)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sy A C 58 1961 92-103 (Illus) (Viscountess Hanworth,F.Hastings)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 26-MAY-66
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : CBA Res Rep 20, Gaz of Mes Sites Eng and Wales, 1977, 269, (J J Wymer)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Surrey Archaeol Soc, Res Vol 3, 103-111, (E L Machin)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mesolithic
Display Date : Mesolithic
Monument End Date : -4000
Monument Start Date : -10000
Monument Type : Hearth, Occupation Site
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Hut Circle Settlement, Hearth, Pit, Copper Working Site
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Settlement
Evidence :

Components and Objects:
Period : Mesolithic
Component Monument Type : Hearth, Occupation Site
Object Type : LITHIC IMPLEMENT
Object Material :
Period : Bronze Age
Component Monument Type : Hut Circle Settlement, Hearth, Pit, Copper Working Site
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery
Period : Iron Age
Component Monument Type : Settlement
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Surrey)
External Cross Reference Number : 2263/2264*
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 04 NE 14
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : WESTON WOOD
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1961-01-01
End Date : 1967-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 04 NE 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1961-10-11
End Date : 1961-10-11
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 04 NE 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-05-26
End Date : 1966-05-26