Site Event/Activity record ESF22339 - Geophysical survey, Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard

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Location Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Suffolk,
Grid reference Centred TL 889 398 (269m by 189m)
Map sheet TL83NE



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PROJECT DETAILS Detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey was undertaken by Britannia Archaeology Ltd over one playing field in April 2014. Despite the sites high potential for encountering remains of a prehistoric origin, only a relatively narrow range of anomalies were recorded, of which only a few have a potential archaeological derivation. A degree of site levelling and terracing is believed to have been undertaken in the 1970's that may have damaged and could also be masking anomalies of potential archaeological origin. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Not known, Future Yes Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. P1057 Contracting Unit No. R1054 Project Type: Field evaluation Development Type: Public building (e.g. school, church, hospital, medical centre, law courts etc.) Methods and Techniques: ''Geophysical Survey'' Position in the Planning Process: After full determination (eg. As a condition) Reason for Investigation: Planning condition Site status: None Current Land use: Community Service 1 - Community Buildings Monument Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 2.40 Hectares Grid Reference: TL889398 Point Height 25.00 - 25.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Organisation: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Timothy Schofield Director/Manager: Timothy Schofield Supervisor: Timothy Schofield DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Geophysics', 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Images vector', 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk HER Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Report', 'Survey ', 'Unpublished Text' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Suffolk; Detailed Magnetometer Survey Author(s)/Editor(s): Schofield, T.P Other Bibliographic Details: R1054 Date: 2014 Issuer/Publisher: Britannia Archaeology Ltd Place of Issue or Publication: Stowmarket Description: A4 bound report with A3 fold-out figures. URL:

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Brook M. 2014. Geophysical Survey Report, Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Post medieval field boundaries, Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard; Geo (Brit Arch) & Eval (PCA) (Monument)

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Feb 17 2015 9:23AM

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