Past Projects

All the below projects have been undertaken within the last decade. They nearly always involved geophysical survey and some included excavations. The links below will take you to a summary of each project and, where available, a downloadable report.

Wickham House


A series of geophysics surveys to look for evidence of Romano-British settlement as well as further evidence of the intersection of the two Roman Roads. .

Cock Marsh

The University of Reading are leading a gradiometer geophysics survey of a Bronze Age/Early Medieval site at a field containing around 20 barrows near the Thames.

Waltham St Lawrence


A survey of medieval graffiti inside the church of St Lawrence, Waltham St Lawrence. This is the first in a series and will be a primer to establish the BAS approach to Graffiti Surveying



A wide spread of Roman coins and other artefacts has been discovered in a field north of Streatley. BAS has been asked to undertake a geophysics survey to assess the future archaeological potential of this site and provide additional context for the artefacts

Unlocking Old Windsor


A project to consolidate, enhance and promote the archive of Brian Hope-Taylor’s excavations between 1953 and 1958. In co-operation with the Middle Thames Archaeology Partnership (MTAP) and the University of Reading



Inkpen is a small village to the south of Hungerford in West Berkshire just to the north of the Hampshire Downs and the Walbury Hillfort.

The Society is partnering with David Thomas the chair of the Inkpen Parish Council and the Inkpen History Group to  carry out geophysics surveys of 11 fields across the parish.

Cookham Paddock


BAS members have been involved in the Cookham Paddock project with UoR & MTAP

Sutton Estate


The next area to investigate for the Roman Road to Bath from Wickham comprises several fields on the Sutton Estate, to the east of Radley Farm.

Blounts Court

BAS2022_07, BAS2019_P03

Investigating the archaeology of a former Tudor and medieval manor.



Geophysical survey of Council Meadow, Runnymede

Radley Farm


To understand better the route taken by the Roman Road to Bath from its last known locations at Radley Farm, and then eastwards toward Ermin Street. 



Investigating areas of the Wormstall Estate to explain Roman coin finds and track the road from Bath.

Ankerwyke Priory

BAS2020_P01, BAS2019_P01

Geophysical surveys for the National Trust around the former medieval priory across the river from Runnymede.

Knowl Hill


Excavations to investigate anomalies found in a geophysical survey in 2014.

Aberleigh, Hall Farm, Arborfield


Geophysical survey to trace the former Arborfield Manor and any earlier buildings.



Geophysical survey and excavations in the grounds of a building that started as a medieval hall house.

La Hyde, Pangbourne


Geophysical surveys of fields that may have been the site of a former Tudor village.

Exploring the archaeology, history and heritage of Berkshire