ARCHAEOLOGY students at Oxford Brookes University are analysing the results of an underground survey they carried out at Cogges Manor Farm in Witney in search of a medieval village.
Using gradiometers – made in Witney by Bartington Instruments – to measure magnetic waves in the soil, they created a detailed picture of the site without digging trenches. The images will help to identify specific sections for more in-depth study.
Dr David Griffiths, who led the study, said: “[The village] has been spoken a lot about at Cogges but no one has found it so far. We did not find any obvious trace, partly because we didn’t do any digging, but there’s a lot of medieval pottery, so it could have been in the vicinity of the farm.
“It’s likely it could be closer to where Church Lane is now.”