Record Details

NHER Number:23231
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval ridge and furrow and prehistoric worked flints southeast of Washpit Plantation


Parchmarks of medieval ridge and furrow can be seen on an aerial photograph. Fieldwalking as part of the Fenland Survey recovered a general scatter of prehistoric worked flints and a concentration of prehistoric worked flints about 30m in diameter.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6324 9718
Map Sheet:TL69NW

Full description

22 June 1975. Ordnance Survey air photography.
Parchmark cropmarks. Ridge and furrow.
D. Voisey (NLA), 6 March 1995.

8 January 1987. Fenland fieldwalking.
Young cereal and weathered soil.
Context 1 General scatter. HLG AC.
Odd flints.
Context 2 at TL 6325 9718. HLG AB. HLG U2 in (S1).
Small group of flints perhaps 30m diameter.
R. Silvester (NAU), 8 January 1987.
For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S2).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG AB. FENS.
---*Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. HLG AC. FENS.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-209.
---Aerial Photograph: OS 75-269-210.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1991. The Fenland Project, Number 4: The Wissey Embayment and the Fen Causeway, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 52.
<S2>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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