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.


Past Projects

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.