Source/Archive record SEM8125 - Ricksy Ball, Exmoor: Combined Earth Resistance and Gradiometer Survey

Type Report
Title Ricksy Ball, Exmoor: Combined Earth Resistance and Gradiometer Survey
Date/Year 2013
University of Brighton Mire 5
ENPA project name MIRES


This report details the geoprospection of a survey area at Ricksy Ball, Exmoor, commissioned by Exmoor National Park Authority. The survey was undertaken as part of the Exmoor Mires Project, with the objective of evaluating the archaeological potential of a topographic anomaly, identified from lidar data, in advance of possible disturbance of the area related to mire restoration work. The anomaly has a semi-circular form, but field inspection of the feature revealed little in the way of definable earthworks. Consequently, this geophysical survey was commissioned to help further elucidate the nature of this topographic anomaly. The survey had three components, with the first two being gradiometer survey and earth resistance surveys. However, in this study it was critical to model all the data sets in pseudo 3D space to look at the correlation between the geoprospection data sets and the topography, allowing a more accurate interpretation of this anomaly.

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  • Possible enclosure on Squallacombe (Non-antiquity)

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Record last edited

Sep 24 2018 4:58PM