Winchester Archaeological Survey Project

Since 2009 I have been directing new geophysical surveys at Winchester in Hampshire. The aim of the project is to address the buried archaeological remains of the ancient city, mapping and extending our knowledge of the city plan, using non-destructive methods of survey. Much of the survey work has been conducted with postgraduate students from the University of Southampton, and is co-directed with James Miles, a PhD candidate from the university.

GPR survey being carried out to the north of the Norman Cathedral

Survey to date has included resistivity and magnetometer survey in the vicinity of Wolvesey Palace, survey to the north and west of the Cathedral, and work to the south in the area around Winchester College.

Resistivity survey results from the area close to Winchester College

It is hoped that in the next few years survey work will continue in the Cathedral Close and in the area to the south of the city walls, building up a body of work for assessment and comparision with the excavation record of parts of the city.

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