Dowsing Archaeological Features;
An empirical study at Cressing Temple, Witham, Essex.

Barry Hillman-Crouch. MSt PA, Dip FA, BSc, HND. Written 1999 Published on the web June 2005.

Index to pages.

I have tried to set this work out as close to the original layout as possible the only difference being that the illustrations are now incorporated into the body text. You can link straight to the illustrations from the figure list.

Home page.

List of Figures.
1. Aim and scope of project.
2. Background to dowsing techniques.
3. How does dowsing work?
4. Remanance.

5. Background to the dowsing study by Colin Peal.
6. Dowsing Methodology used in this Project.
7. Type of rod.
8. Using the rods.
9. Likely reactions.
10. Recording the reactions.

11. The Site of Cressing Temple.
12. Topology and geology.
13. Documented history of the site.
14. Topology of the site from maps.
15. Excavation history of the site.
16. Archaeological evidence of past activity.
17. Aerial photographic record.
18. Remote sensing surveys.
19. Dowsing records.

20. Comparative study.
21. Introduction.
22. Specific comparisons.
1.0 The chapel, tower and cellar excavations. (BVAS IV/ CT29 T3/ CT8 T1).
2.0 The south cellar and the stone hall. (BVAS IV, CT29 T1/ T2).
3.0. The south-west corner of the 'Greate House'.
4.0 Tudor brick culvert. (CT 31).
5.0. The 'Fishponds'. BVAS II.
6.0 Beneath the visitors centre, south-east corner of the site. CT30.

23. Test survey.
24. Aim.
25. Method of recruitment.
26. Methodology.
27. Method of recording.
28. Setting out the grid.
29. Features selected for the tests.

30. Analysis of results.
31. Statistics.
32. Types of reactions.
33. Identifying features from the survey plots.
34. Discussion.
35. Conclusions.

Bibliography 1 - Dowsing references.
Bibliography 2 - Archaeological references.

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