EHG4518 - Geophysical Survey - Langwell, Applecross



Rose Geophysical Consultants


Sept 2011


This report covers a geophysical survey carried out over the former township of Langwell, Applecross. There are some surviving earthworks visible on the ground, together with estate maps from circa 1810 showing the former township. As part of the Applecross Community Archaeology Project, Rose Geophysical Consultants was asked to carry out the survey with community involvement as part of the wider training element of the project. The data collected by the group has been included in this report. The geophysical surveys have identified a wealth of anomalies many of which are thought to be archaeologically significant. There is good correlation between the results from the gradiometry and resistance survey. Both data sets exhibit a marked change in the nature of the responses in the east of the survey area corresponding to the recorded location of the former township. It is likely that what is being detected are general anomalies associatedwith the former settlement, the structures of which have been removed resulting in the lackof coherent responses indicative of buildings etc. Two very strong linear magnetic responses in the west of the survey area are puzzling. While it is tempting to interpret these as possible former field bounders associated with the former township, a natural or modern origin is more probable. <1>

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  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Dr S M Ovenden. 2011. Geophysical Survey - Langwell, Applecross. Rose Geophysical Consultants. Digital.



Location Langwell, Applecross
Grid reference Centred NG 7152 4396 (163m by 108m)
Map sheet NG74SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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Jan 9 2019 10:43AM

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