Record Details

NHER Number:25386
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow

Summary

Earthworks of medieval ridge and furrow and field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs. All of the earthworks had been levelled and the field was under arable cultivation by 1976.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6208 0971
Map Sheet:TF60NW
Parish:RUNCTON HOLME, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Cropmarks of ridge and furrow noted on 1946 RAF aerial photograph by R. Silvester (NAU) 1988.
E. Rose (NAU) 7 August 1989.

June 1946. RAF aerial photograph shows as earthworks in grass, now arable.
B. Cushion (NLA), 8 January 1998.

September 2007. ALSF NHER Enhancement Sub-Unit D.
These cropmarks may be related to the nearby medieval moat (NHER 2424) and Manor Farm (NHER 20419).
M. Dennis (NLA), 18 September 2007.

February 2008. Norfolk NMP
Earthworks of medieval ridge and furrow and field boundaries are visible on aerial photographs (S1). A group of north to south aligned ridge and furrow earthworks are present. Earthworks of ditches, probably field boundaries of similar date, are present immediately to the south. All of the earthworks had been levelled and the field was under arable cultivation by 1976 (S2).
J. Albone (NMP), 22 February 2008.

Monument Types

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 6337-8 27-JUN-1946 (NHER TF 6109A-B).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1976. OS/76125 553-4 01-JUL-1976.

Related records

50903Related to: Cropmarks relating to Runcton Holme medieval settlement (Monument)
20419Related to: Manor Farm, Downham Road (Building)
2424Related to: Medieval moat (Monument)

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