Email from Independant Historical Research Group

Response to a question I posed asking if the planned metal detect at Battle Abbey had taken place:

No Nick – last we heard was that a Professor was looking into it all.  On speaking with him by e-mail the  Prof neither confirmed or denied this but I did learn that examination of a battle site is sometimes to take  a metre square soil samples and examine in great detail rather than use detectors.  I guess if something is found we will all hear about it and if its negative we will hear nothing.
On a different note – we were asked to search land at Battle Abbey Farm, approximately one half mile from Battle Abbey as the crow flies.  Certainly no sign of Saxon or Norman at this present moment in time.
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