Geophysical Survey


Our Archaeological and land surveying service undertake and manage geophysical surveys for sites of all sizes.  The geophysical survey uses a machine which detects items below the surface. A geophysical survey is often complemented by fieldwalking and metal detector survey to provide a detailed understanding of the archaeological potential of a site and to allow a targeted and cost-effective approach to any intrusive investigations that could be required.

We recommend that clients get in touch with us when a project first commences, prior to the submission of a planning application.  In some situations, it may be more cost effective to undertake trial trenching instead of undertaking a geophysical survey, we can advise on the best methods for every case.

The results of a good geophysical survey can be used to inform a decision on the location, scale and necessity of any further, intrusive site investigation. Gradiometer (magnetometer) survey is frequently the most cost-effective method of non-intrusive investigation, enabling large areas to be covered quickly. We can also provide resistivity (resistance) survey and ground penetrating radar (GPR).

Get In Touch


Please fill in the form below and one of our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.

©2018 Parker Planning Services