Land off London Road, Lindal-in-Furness: Geophysical Survey

Land off London Road, Lindal-in-Furness, Cumbria: Archaeological Geophysical Survey

Phase Site Investigations Ltd was commissioned by Greenlane Archaeology Ltd to carry out a magnetic gradient survey at land off London Road, Lindal-in-Furness, Cumbria to help establish the presence/absence, extent and character of archaeological features within the survey area. The survey was undertaken using a Phase Site Investigations Ltd multi-sensor array cart system (MACS). The MACS comprised 8 Foerster 4.032 Ferex CON 650 gradiometers with a control unit and data logger. The MACS data was collected on profiles spaced 0.5 m apart with readings taken at between 0.1 and 0.15 m intervals. The majority of the anomalies identified by this survey relate to relatively modern material, agricultural activity and geological/pedological variations. There is known mining activity in the vicinity of the site and there are a number of responses in the data that are suggestive of infilled shafts and other features possibly related to mining activity. There are numerous weak and/or fragmented or short linear and curvilinear trends of uncertain origin across the site. Many of these could be related to agricultural activity or natural variations but it is possible that some of them relate to infilled features.

The full report will be made available on the Archaeology Data Service website.