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ABINGDON ARCHAEOLOGICAL GEOPHYSICS

 

 

 

 

POSSIBLE SAXON HALLS

This site, found whilst showing someone how to use our kit, may well be a pair of Saxon Halls.

One problem with magnetometry is that it cannot tell you the date of the anomalies - so these could be something more modern and less interesting.

Whilst the documentary evidence supports the site as having Saxon halls, they appear to cut ridge and furrow which is supposed to be much later. One runs diagonally across the top left grid and the other is in the top right corner of the top right grid.

It is possible that stronger deeper anomalies have swamped weaker ones closer to the surface or it could be that ridge and furrow is older than people say.

Grids 30 metres square.

magnetometry survey of possible Saxon halls

Magnetometry survey of possible Saxon halls