Tasburgh Research


Exhibition 2017

Research summaries produced for the Exhibition July 2017 can be downloaded as PDFs below. The Landscape summary is available by the link in the right hand column under DOWNLOADS.
Imagined Land: Tasburgh Hillfort geophysical survey
Author:David Bescoby MCIfA
30th March 2017

 The summary of the findings of the geophysical survey is as follows:

  • Geophysical survey (magnetometry) within the northern portion of the enclosed area at Tasburgh Hillfort revealed a complex pattern of magnetic anomalies relating to former settlement and land-use at the site. 
  • The surveyed section of the western defences revealed the course of the defensive ditch and that of the clay rampart and/or associated gravel pavement recorded during excavations in 1948, along with a possible entrance way. The location of the 1948 excavation trench was identified some 55 m south of its reported location.
  • Within the central section of the enclosed area tentative evidence for an early network of ditches was revealed along with the presence of a signifi.cant kiln and associated debris, most likely dating to the Late Saxon period. 
  • To the south the partially surviving remains of a rectangular enclosure were recorded, orientated towards the hypothesised SW entrance to the hillfort and tentatively ascribed an Iron Age/Romano British date on morphological grounds. 
  • A substantial network of ditches were recorded within the southern portion of the surveyed area, enclosing and area of c. 0.6 ha to the north of Church Hill. Within the enclosed space signi.ficant settlement remains were recorded, including numerous pits, internal sub-divisions, two small hearths, a possible post-build structure and possible Sunken Feature Building (SFB). Collectively these are likely to represent the northward extension of the Mid to Late Saxon settlement coalescing around the parish church, recorded during excavations south of Church Hill lane.
DOWNLOADS

  • Click to download the full Geophysical Survey report: FULL REPORT
  • Discovery Day Talks
The powerpoints delivered on June 11 2017 can be accessed as PDFs below by clicking on each title:







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