Next Phase of the Priory House Geophysics Survey

SAM_1395We plan to conduct a resistivity survey on the lawn of Priory House on 21 March 2015. The survey will be carried out by member Mike Gill using resistivity kit belonging to Avon Valley Archaeological Society – we are grateful to AVAS for the loan of the kit. This will be done under a Section 42 licence granted by English Heritage for survey work within the boundaries of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. We hope that the resistivity technique will provide us with data from near-surface remains which will complement the deeper data we obtained from Dr. Bates’ electromagnetic survey with Gf Instruments CMD Explorer instrument.

TCA members are welcome to attend and observe and/or assist as appropriate, We shall need help in setting out tapes for the survey grids. We may also at this time gather some topographical data on the site; although substantially flat, the lawn does slope towards the south-west. For further details, members should contact the Chairman, but please remember that this area is not a public open space and is the property of the Priory House Charity.

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