Surrey excavation site codes



The Research Committee would like to encourage a unified approach to the matter of excavation site codes in Surrey. As it has not proved possible to establish an overarching authority to issue codes as happens in some areas, the Committee has decided that at least a facility can be provided whereby those willing to take part can register their own codes and check to see if a proposed code would duplicate one already in use. A page has been created on the Surrey Archaeological Society website where anyone, directing an excavation in the county, can input their chosen site code. Codes may also be registered retrospectively but it is not currently proposed to pursue all old codes.


In order to register a site code contact Emma Coburn at and to check those already registered look at the Research page on


It is hoped that anyone, including professional teams, carrying out fieldwork in Surrey will use this facility which will enable all excavation codes to be accessible to researchers.