ANCHOR CHURCH FIELD, CROWLAND, LINCS.Report on Geophysical Survey, August 2002.

Author(s): Neil Linford, Paul Linford

A geophysical survey was conducted over ~3ha of agricultural land to the east of the village of Crowland, Lincs., a dormitory commuter village close to Peterborough. The aim of the combined magnetometer and earth resistance survey was to investigate the immediate surroundings of a masonry building identified from aerial photographs and believed to be the isolated abode of St. Guthlac, hermit of Crowland. It was hoped that the geophysical survey might reveal evidence to support documentary sources suggesting these medieval remains might be constructed over a former Bronze age barrow and incorporate elements of a Roman building too. Unfortunately, no such evidence was revealed by the geophysical survey although an intriguing distribution of enhanced magnetic responses was revealed that is suggestive of either recent ferrous debris or more significant semi-industrial activity, such as metal working, at the site.

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CfA Reports
Earth Resistance Geophysical Survey Magnetometer


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