Geophysical survey reveals hidden Preston Park feature

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Brighton Museum, the University of Brighton and Brighton & Hove Archaeological Society have completed a ‘geophysical survey’ of Preston Park, the large public park in the north of the city.  The survey, which was supported by the Friends of Preston Park, aimed to look beneath the surface of the Park to find signs of archaeological activity.

Andy Maxted, Curator of Archaeology at Brighton Museum who helped lead the overall project, said: “We have identified a large rectangular feature, 18 metres by 40 metres, to the south of the Park’s Chalet Café and north of the tennis courts.  Nothing is certain yet but we’re pretty sure that the feature is what remains of a Second World War water tank – built to test military vehicles.”

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