Vinegar Hill Battlefield Research Project

Project: Vinegar Hill Battlefield Research Project

Location: Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Year: 2016-ongoing

Client: 1798 Interpretation Centre

Funding: Wexford County Council (2016, 2017)

Aim: Earthsound, together with Rubicon Heritage Services, IT Sligo and Cotswold Archaeology have carried out a series of geophysical and metal detecting surveys across the purported location of the 1798 Vinegar Hill Battlefield, with a view to confirming its location and systematically investigating elements of the battlefield. Earthsound have carried out high resolution Magnetometer, Earth Resistance, Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Metal Detection surveys.

Outcomes: The geophysical survey results are currently being written up for publication in a monograph and the investigation will be the subject of an upcoming documentary.

ERT probes set out at 1m intervals.

Dr James Bonsall explains the principles of ERT.