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Geophysical Survey

Date 1995

Event ID 1105880

Category Recording

Type Geophysical Survey


NO 2529 3738 Resistance and gradiometer surveys were conducted in the immediate vicinity of Pitcur souterrain (NMRS no NO23NE 1). Although most of the souterrain lies within a fenced area, the portion of passage that survives with lintels intact extends under a ploughed field. Ploughing has actively destabilised the lintels and brought about the risk of collapse.

The main objective was to ascertain the full extent of the souterrain passage. This information is to be used to mark out the line of a new fence to enclose the whole site.

In addition to a number of features of modern origin, the survey was successful in identifying the precise position of the surviving passage.

Reports have been deposited with the NMRS.

Sponsor: Historic Scotland.

T Neighbour 1995.

Geophysical surveys of the immediate vicinity of the souterrain were carried out by the Centre for Field Archaeology in 1995.

MS/726/69, MS/726/70

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