Top Hat Field, Sutton Hoo
Sutton, Suffolk

Site Code
SUT 284
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Geophysical Survey
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In July 2016 Suffolk Archaeology Community Interest Company undertook a detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey immediately adjacent to the woodland on Top Hat Field, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. Two small areas chosen to site a new viewing platform for the burial mounds in the adjacent field were to be prospected for anomalies of archaeological origin.

The detailed fluxgate gradiometer survey was successful in recording a range of magnetic disturbance associated with a silage pit and metalled pathways used by visitors to the attraction. No geophysical anomalies of likely archaeological were
prospected in the two small survey areas.

Earth resistance meter survey was also trialled to determine whether the instrument could be used on the geology underfoot, however the dry sandy conditions proved unsuitable for survey.