Report number: 94/2015

Title Stonehenge Southern WHS Survey, Diamonds Field, Druid’s Lodge, Wiltshire, Report On Geophysical Surveys, October 2015
Summary Caesium magnetometer and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys were conducted on Wilsford Down over Diamonds Field, Druid’s Lodge Estate, Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire, as part of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (SWHS) Southern Landscape Project. Results from both techniques were partially affected by disturbance from the former military railway crossing the western extent of the survey, although the survey complemented records of known historic assets within the area, including previous limited fluxgate coverage. The vehicle towed caesium magnetometer survey (10.1ha) identified linear anomalies related to the wide spread pattern of field enclosures and land division in the area, together with a confirmation of the magnetic response of the known henge monument and the better location on the ground of a supposed Neolithic long-barrow. GPR survey (6.2ha) was focused on the henge and a possible round barrow, where the data supports a more complex reuse of the original monument.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 9
  • Linford, N T
  • Linford, P K
  • Payne, A W
Keywords Caesium Vapour ,  Geophysical Survey ,  Ground Penetrating Radar