Record Details

NHER Number:17492
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of medieval ridge and furrow


Aerial photography of this area has repeatedly recorded the cropmarks and earthworks of medieval ridge and furrow markings.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 661 053
Map Sheet:TF60NE

Full description

Around 1975.
Ridge and furrow photographed in this field when under snow.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 13 August 1981.

1 July 1976. Ordnance Survey aerial photography.
Positive cropmarks.
Ridge and furrow (clear crop marks of ridge and furrow in fields to the north and south of NHER 17492).
Compield by D. Voisey (NLA), 14 February 1995.

23 February 1989.
Ridge and Furrow earthworks visible on NAU aerial photograph.

1996. Earthwork Survey.
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Site area extended to north and south.
See report (S1) for plan and further details. See also plot under NHER 18915. This site was included in (S2) and the survey is also noted in (S3).
Compiled by B. Cushion (NLA), February 1996.

Monument Types

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: JQ 27.
---Aerial Photograph: TF6605 A-C.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76125 485.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76-125-486.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 76125 487.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Unpublished Report: Cushion, B. 1996. Stradsett SMR17492. Earthwork Survey Report.
<S2>Monograph: Cushion, B. and Davison, A. 2003. Earthworks of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 104. p 207.
<S3>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1996. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV pp 547-564. p 560.

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