Lakes and Dales Nais, Kitridding Hill, Lupton, Cumbria: Report on Geophysical Surveys, July 2013

Ian Hardwick, Neil Linford, Paul Linford, Andy Payne

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Caesium magnetometer and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys were conducted over an irregular curvilinear enclosure on the top of Kitridding Hill, Lupton, Cumbria, recorded through the initial aerial photographic phase of the National Archaeological Identification Surveys: Upland Pilot (RASMIS 6304). It was hoped that additional magnetic and GPR survey might enhance the archaeological record of the site, as the interior earthworks were in places indistinct and it is possible that the enclosure represents part of a wider complex of archaeological activity. A vehicle-towed, caesium magnetometer array was used to cover the earthworks (2.3ha) whilst the GPR was focused on a smaller area (1.0ha) of the interior to test the suitability of this technique at the site. The magnetic survey revealed a symmetric ‘shield shaped’ form to the enclosure and suggests further interior activity corroborated by the GPR results.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHistoric England
Commissioning bodyHistoric England
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameResearch Department Reports
PublisherHistoric England
ISSN (Print)2046-9799
ISSN (Electronic)2046-9802


  • caesium vapour
  • geophysical survey
  • ground penetrating radar
  • magnetometer

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