The Resistivity Meter in use at Broadmayne
The DCRG has worked on a range of projects from topographical surveys through to major research on sites and their environment. The project at Lulworth Castle consisted of extensive topographical and geophysical surveys to locate the lost 12th century castle, the 18th century ornamental gardens and the demolished village of East Lulworth. The most recent project was a topographical and resistivity survey on a medieval paddock attached to a Manor House, recording the associated fields and enclosures.
Location of the lost 12th century castle at East Lulworth
Prelininar fieldwork at Mount Poynings
Bridport - search for location of the Norman castle
Dorchester - search for location of the Norman castle
Shaftesbury - search for location of the Norman castle
Wareham - search for location of the possible motte ditch
Broadmayne - recording medieval paddocks
The programme for 2015/2016 will include, subject to negotiation, surveying a deserted medieval site at Wimborne, locating a 16th century building owned by Thomas Lord Poynings and the survey of a potential 'Banjo' enclosure using magnetometer equipment.