Getting geophysical at Revesby Abbey!

Layers of History volunteers are currently spending two weeks on the site of Revesby’s Cistercian Abbey. The site, which is part of Revesby Estate, has never had a full geophysical survey and our volunteers are getting to know its terrain very well!

Geophysicists from Archaeological Project Services have been brought in to show the volunteers how to use magnetometry and resistivity equipment and at the end of each day they are shown their results.

I can’t believe people get paid to have fun doing amazing stuff. As a volunteer on the project, it just doesn’t stop getting better and better.

Whilst the site’s monastic history is fascinating, we’re particularly interested in discovering what was there before the Abbey, and after its dissolution. Watch this space for the results!

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