Reports are ordered by site name, and then by publication date. The views stated in the reports below are those of the author(s), not necessarily the Society’s unless otherwise stated.
Bathampton 2018 The Archway in Bathampton; Glebe Cottage, Bathampton LaneJohn Oswin and John Withey
Geophysical surveys around a wall with a mediaeval archway and buttresses in the front garden of Glebe Cottage, Bathampton
Bathampton Down 2011 The search for Bathampton Down Stone Circles: Geophysical SurveysRod Thomas and John Oswin
Geophysical surveying has been carried out on Bathampton Down, Bath at a location where stone circles had been indicated by the Reverend Scarth in 1857 and Tratman in 1958
Bedwyn Brail 2013 Bedwyn Brail, Wiltshire: Geophysical Survey of Bowser Field and Adjacent LandsBrian Clarke and Robin Holley
Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Society (WANHS) Archaeology Field Group (WAFG) have been undertaking fieldwork at Bedwyn Brail since 2007, searching for the foundations of Edward Seymour’s mansion. During this period, other features associated with the house have been located, brick-built water conduits, settling tanks, a conduit house and cistern house have been observed. This project used several geophysical survey techniques in the area close to the cistern house and the results revealed an area of high resistence indicating the possible site of a building.
Boxford, Berkshire 2014 Three-Dimensional Geophysics at Boxford, Berkshire, August 2014John Oswin
The report describes results of extra measurements added to spectacular and extensive magnetometry and resistance surveys at a Roman villa site within the parish of Boxford, Berkshire. The principal technique tried in this report was ground-penetrating radar, over the area of the main building complex. A smaller portion of this area was also subject to more intensive radar coverage.
Buckland Dinham 2003 An Iron Age/Romano-British field system and settlement in Buckland DinhamJude Harris
An investigation of features in a field below Barrow Hill, Buckland Dinham
Castle Cary 2011 Geophysics at Castle Cary: The Castle SiteJohn Oswin and Matthew Charlton
A geophysical survey was undertaken during March and April 2011, which encompassed the castle site at Castle Cary, Somerset
Durley Hill 2018 Archaeological Excavation and Survey, Spinney Close, KeynshamRobin Holley
A geophysical survey was undertaken by BACAS across the middle to top half of Spinney Close Keynsham in January 2017. At the time of this survey a large stone wall was observed crossing the northern end of the field, mostly obstructed by dense undergrowth of bramble, elder, blackthorn and large amounts of modern detritus. This wall was described by residents as polygonal in shape and was probably part of a large enclosure. Bryn Walters from ARA thought this wall was Roman in construction and worthy of further research and investigation.
Durley Hill 2017 Spinney Close, KeynshamJohn Oswin and Robin Holley
South of the road embankment and cemetery
Durley Hill 2016 The Roman Building in Durley Hill Cemetery, KeynshamRobin Holley and Garry Pratt
Archaeological Evaluation and Assessment of the Results
Easton Royal 2014 Geophysical Survey at Easton Royal, Wiltshire, March 2014John Oswin
An archaeological geophysical survey was undertaken at Easton Royal in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire in March 2014 to try to identify earthworks resulting from the defunct Holy Trinity Priory
Foula 2008 The Foula Landscape Project: Da Heights Stones Survey and Investigation, 6th – 20th June 2007John Oswin, Jayne Lawes, and Keith Turner
In June 2007, at the request of John Holbourn and Foula Heritage, a small team of BACAS members went to Foula. The aim of the team was to investigate a sub-circular feature discovered in 2006 on Da Heights at the northern end of the island. The team located buried stones by probing the peat and recorded the location and shape of both these and the visible stones. In all 290 stones were recorded
Foula 2006 The Foula Landscape Project: Geophysical Survey at Harrier, 4th – 11th May 2006John Oswin, Jayne Lawes, Keith Turner and Bridget Hetzel
At the instigation of Foula Heritage, BACAS undertook an eight day geophysical survey in the region of Harrier, on the Shetland island of Foula, during May 2006
Fromefield 2016 Excavations at ‘Leystones’, Fromefield, Frome 2016Mick Davis
The mysterious stones at Fromefield
Hemington 2015 Under Hardington Vale: A decade of geophysics around Upper Row Farm, Hemington, Somerset, 2001 – 2011John Oswin
Geophysical survey of the area centred on Upper Row Farm in the eastern part of the parish of Hemington in Somerset started in 2001 alongside the excavations on Blacklands. Many fields within an area about 0.5 km square were subject to both magnetometry and resistance survey, and a number of outlying sites were also investigated. The survey covered a decade in time. The picture derived from the complete survey gave a good idea of prehistoric, Roman and medieval activity in this area.
Hemington 2012 Archaeological Field Evaluation and Post Excavation Assessment: Homefield Excavation ReportRobin Holley
Between 2000 and 2011 a series of evaluations, which included a geophysical survey followed by a number of excavations took place in Homefield, Upper Row Farm, Hemington in Somerset
Hemington 2010 Geophysical surveys at Chickwell Farm, Hemington, 2009-10John Oswin
Geophysical surveys were carried out around Chickwell Farm, Hemington, Somerset, between January 2009 and March 2010. Two areas were investigated: a field below the farm, referred to as ‘Cat’s Tails’ and fields above the farm referred to as ‘Pentagonal’ and ‘Chickwell Moor’. The surveys showed traces of ancient field boundaries which are visible as earthworks on the ground. They also showed a possible Roman temple site.
Hemington 2006 Blacklands: A LandscapeJayne Lawes
Excavation of a Late Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement, near Frome, Somerset
Hemington 2006 Geophysical Survey at Charlton Farm, Hemington, SomersetJohn Oswin
A number of fields in the vicinity of Charlton Farm in the parish of Hemington, Somerset have been surveyed by geophysics to investigate the archaeology. This has been done as part of BACAS’s continuing Blacklands Project, centred on nearby Upper Row Farm.
Hemington 2005 Lower Row Roman Villa, Hemington, Somerset: Report on the Geophysical SurveyJohn Oswin
Three fields totalling approximately nine hectares in area in the Lower Row area of Hemington have been subject to geophysical survey by BACAS between January and May 2005. These fields contain the Lower Row Roman Villa
Hemington 2005 Upper Row Farm, Blacklands: The Samian WareChristine James, Rosemary Lewis, Phil Rowbotham, Peter Webster
Edited by: Phil Rowbotham & Peter Webster, 2007. The Samian catalogued here derives from excavations by BACAS at Upper Row Farm, Blacklands.