Source/Archive record SSF58924 - Geophysical Survey, Trial Trench Evaluation & Metal Detector Survey: 'World War 2 Treasure Hunters' TV Series, Horham Airfield, Horham

Title Geophysical Survey, Trial Trench Evaluation & Metal Detector Survey: 'World War 2 Treasure Hunters' TV Series, Horham Airfield, Horham
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2018
Suffolk Archaeology 2018

Abstract/Summary

In June 2017, Suffolk Archaeology Community Interest Company (SACIC) undertook a detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey, trial trench evaluation and metal detecting survey at Horham Airfield, Horham, Denham, Suffolk. The geophysical survey was undertaken over an earthwork recorded on an air photograph taken by the RAF in 1945, to determine its function. The fluxgate gradiometer recorded a set of perpendicular running relic field boundary ditches, one of which had been backfilled with a high degree of magnetic material. After reviewing the geophysics results it was decided that three evaluation trenches were to be excavated, targeting the strong magnetic readings on the narrow relic field boundary ditch and over the larger area of magnetic disturbance. A metal detector survey was further carried out in three separate areas, starting with the geophysical survey and trial trench evaluation area, followed by a site located within woodland behind the Red Feather Club 1.5km to the west and finally, a known bomb dump 1km to the east. Personal items belonging to the troops and munitions were the primary finds prospected during the metal detector survey.

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Referenced Monuments (1)

  • Horham Airfield (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

  • Geophysical Survey, Metal detecting, trenching - Horham Airfield, Horham (Ref: OASIS-suffolka1-322759)

Record last edited

Apr 1 2019 11:14AM

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