This morning Josie Hagan from Bournemouth University carried out a magnetometry survey around St Catherine’s Chapel. We look forward to seeing the results.
The earthworks surrounding St Catherine’s Chapel are a mystery, and several legends have built up around them. One of these is that it was an encampment of King Athelstan and his army before they went to fight the most important battle in England’s history – the Battle of Brunanburh in 937 where he defeated the combined Danish, Scottish and Strathclyde forces.
Or it might be a yard surrounding the chapel.
This survey may shed some light on what is under the ground.