Source/Archive record SEM8505 - An archaeological gradiometer and resistance survey: Land at Lee Abbey, Lyton and Lynmouth, Devon

Type Report
Title An archaeological gradiometer and resistance survey: Land at Lee Abbey, Lyton and Lynmouth, Devon
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2017
Substrata 1705LEE-R-1
Digital Object Identifier 10.5284/1049128

Abstract/Summary

This report presents the results of an archaeological magnetometer and resistance survey at Lee Abbey and is part of a larger project which focussed on part of a multiperiod field system at Lee Abbey recorded on the Exmoor HER as site MDE11247. The magnetic and resistance responses were sufficient to be able to differentiate anomalies representing possible archaeological features. A total of nine magnetic anomaly groups and twenty-six resistance anomaly groups were mapped as representing archaeological deposits and features. A number of magnetic and resistance anomalies coincide with, and most likely represent, an extant prehistoric bank, elements of a relict bronze age field system, a section of post-medieval estate boundary wall, an extant ploughed over circular mound and an extant sub-circular platform. These last two features may have prehistoric or later origins and could relate to World War II search light emplacements.

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Referenced Monuments (3)

  • Multi period field system at Lee Abbey (Monument)
  • Undated mound in Church Close (Monument)
  • World War Two searchlight emplacement in Church Close (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

Record last edited

Mar 3 2021 9:20PM