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Friends of St Catherine’s Hill History Day

TCA members will probably be aware that we will be setting up a TCA information stall at the biennial History Day on St. Catherine’s Hill which takes place this year on Sunday 24 September.  This year there is a First … Continue reading

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Phosphate Tests for the Amateur Archaeologist

tcablogmaster has long wondered  if more information could be gained from the intriguing sequence of layers revealed by our excavations at Millhams.  These layers represent the deposition of silt and sand following regular inundation of this marshy site by the … Continue reading

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TCA 2017 AGM

A reminder to our members that the 2017 AGM of our society takes place on Wednesday 28 June 2017 in the Harbour View Room of Stanpit Village Hall in accordance with the notice sent to all members by post our … Continue reading

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Report on the Priory House Resistivity Survey Published

Back in March 2015 we carried an electrical resistivity survey of the lawn of Priory House in Christchurch and also an area in Priory Gardens which is also included within the boundaries of the Scheduled Ancient Monument site. As a … Continue reading

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Topographical Survey on Priory House Lawn

A small group of us did some surveying and topographical work on the Priory House lawn on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 April 2015. We found an Ordnance Survey benchmark cut into the North front, North-West angle of the church, and … Continue reading

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Resitivity Plot for the Priory House Lawn

Mike Gill has processed the data produced on Saturday from the three 20m grids surveyed on the Priory House lawn. The three data sets have been joined to make a continuous 60m x 20m block and Mike has overlaid these … Continue reading

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Report on Electromagnetic Conductivity Survey of Priory House Lawn Published

Readers of our blog will know that in August last year, Dr Richard Bates of St. Andrews University carried out an electromagnetic conductivity survey for us on the lawn of Priory House, Christchurch. We have recently published the report summarising … Continue reading

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