RAF Desborough Airfield, Northampton. Geophysical Survey. (OASIS id: abherita1-216618)

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Introduction

RAF Desborough Airfield, Northampton. Geophysical Survey. (OASIS id: abherita1-216618)

AB Heritage Ltd was commissioned to undertake a Geophysical (magnetometer) survey at the former RAF Desborough Airfield, Kettering, Northamptonshire (centred on NGR: SP 81716 86097), in support of a planning application for a proposed solar park site. The area surveyed totalled 107 hectares, covering six fields.

The aims of this geophysical survey were to:

  • Identify any geophysical anomalies of possible archaeological origin within the specified survey area;
  • Accurately locate these anomalies and present the findings in map form; and
  • Provide recommendations for any further archaeological work(s) necessary to contribute to the mitigation of the impacts of proposed development on these potential features.

The archive combines six text files of geophysical data that has been collected using a Bartington Gradiometer 601 over a proposed solar array area at RAF Desborough airfield, each file represents a field within the survey area. A geo-referenced image of the processed data from the site is also available.