Gradiometer survey of Larkrise School and St Gregory the Great School playing fields
The East Oxford Archaeology and History Project conducted 1.4 hectares of gradiometer survey on the playing fields of Larkrise Primary School and St Gregory the Great School in June 2012. High levels of magnetic ‘background noise’ caused by both surface and subsurface highly magnetic items made the identification of genuinely archaeological magnetic anomalies very difficult. The only possible archaeological features identified in the survey data are a series of linear trends within the highly magnetic material thought to reflect cinder path ways separating 20th century allotment plots. A single slight curvilinear anomaly in the south west area of the survey is suggested as being possibly archaeological in origin.