Record Details

NHER Number:25387
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow


Cropmarks and earthworks of medieval ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs.The earthworks had been levelled by 1988.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6276 0899
Map Sheet:TF60NW

Full description

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

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

February 2008. Norfolk NMP
Earthworks and cropmarks of medieval ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs (S1-S2). Earthworks of roughly southwest to northeast aligned ridge and furrow are present in a polygonal field. The ridges in the eastern part of the field appear to be broader than those in the west. Earthworks of several linear ditches are also visible in the southern part of the same field. To the west of this field are cropmarks of west to east aligned ridge and furrow. Both of these fields were under arable cultivation in 1988 and no earthworks were visible at the site (S3).
J. Albone (NMP), 22 February 2008.

Monument Types

  • DITCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 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/1601 4008-9 25-JUN-1946 (NMR).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1606 6335-6 27-JUN-1946 (NHER TF 6209A / TF 6308A).
<S3>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 9743 06-AUG-1988 (NCC 1323) BKS 9743 06-AUG-1988 (NCC 1323).

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