Sir John Barrow Way (Lund Farm), Ulverston – Geophysical Survey

Sir John Barrow Way (Lund Farm), Ulverston, Cumbria: Archaeological Geophysical Survey

A magnetic gradient survey was carried out at a site off Sir John Barrow Way, near Lund Farm, Ulverston, Cumbria using a multi-sensor array cart system (MACS) to help establish the presence / absence and extent of archaeological features within the survey area. The majority of the anomalies identified relate to modern material / objects, agricultural activity, including ridge and furrow, and geological / pedological variations. In addition a sub-rectangular response has been identified that is related to the remains of a former structure or building; a strong bipolar response is present in the north of the field that corresponds with a former field boundary, and there are several anomalies of uncertain origin in the west of the site. A weak trend around a rock outcrop is probably natural or agricultural in origin but there is a possibility that this is associated with an infilled feature. A relatively strong, fragmented curvilinear anomaly in the west is suggestive of an infilled feature but its exact cause is uncertain. There are a number of other anomalies of uncertain origin, including isolated positive responses and trends. These do not form any patterns or relationships that would suggest an archaeological origin and while this cannot be completely discounted it is considered more likely that they are associated with agricultural activity, relatively modern material or natural features / variations.

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