Monument record STU 084 - Geophysical anomalies, Land west of Alton Water Visitor Centre

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Possible archaeological features indicated by geophysical anomalies


Grid reference Centred TM 154 352 (312m by 112m)
Map sheet TM13NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Isolated dipolar responses probably caused by the introduction of modern ferrous cultural debris into the topsoil during manuring. Seventeen weak positive discrete and linear anomalies may be geological or archaeological in origin. Six broad weak dipolar anomalies, three of which are linear in nature, have been interpreted as backfilled riverine deposits and the readings may indicate a humic content in the deposits. Seven discrete anomalies have been interpreted as being indicative of archaeological rubbish pits (S1). Subsequent monitoring did not reveal any archaeological features (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Schofield, T.. 22014. Detailed Magnetometer Survey: Proposed Camp Site, Alton Water, Stutton.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Cuthbert, M.. 2018. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Land west of Alton Water Visitor centre, Holbrook Road, Stutton.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

May 3 2018 3:16PM

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