Site Event/Activity record ESF25515 - Geophysical Survey - Mettingham Castle

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Location Mettingham Castle
Grid reference Centred TM 3598 8865 (101m by 143m)
Map sheet TM38NE



GSB Prospection


Not recorded.



Resistance survey and Gradiometer survey were carried out in 3 areas surround Mettingham Castle: Area 1 The Inner Court/Keep, Area 2 South Bailey, Area 3 North Bailey. The resistance survey was successful at identifying probably foundations in the inner court/keep, however the magnetic survey failed to detect an obvious fireplace. In the North Bailey resistance survey identified an inner wall and buildings/surfaces. The results from the South Baily identified a former trackway/boundary and possible garden feature. Neither the resistance nor magnetic survey detected evidence for a fishpond in this area. Unfortunately, in places the clarity of the geophysical results is sometimes poor due to the ground conditions and small survey areas. As a consequence, the interpretation of the results is not always straightforward (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gater, J.. 2010. Geophysical Survey Report, Mettingham Castle, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Mettingham Castle/Mettingham College (Med) (Monument)

Record last edited

Apr 10 2018 2:53PM

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