Record Details

NHER Number:26766
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of post medieval ridge and furrow


Several areas of post-medieval ridge and furrow are visible as earthworks on Hunting Survey 1969 aerial photographs, and RAF 1945-6 and Fairey Survey 1971 images.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7254 4373
Map Sheet:TF74SW

Full description

January 2001. NMP.
Four areas of ridge and furrow are visible at TF 72 43 on 1945 APs (S1). Very little of this is visible on the 1971 AP (S2), just a few faint earthworks at TF 727 438, as the field has been ploughed and re-seeded. The ridge and furrow is quite narrow and straight which suggests it is post medieval in date.
A. Hunt (NMP), 24 January 2001.

January 2002. Norfolk 2002. Norfolk NMP.
(NGR amended from original TF 7272 4375).
A possible further 3 areas of ridge and furrow can be seen on RAF 1946 aerial photographs (S3); these are to the west of the patches previously mapped by Suffolk CC for NMP. These are located at TF7253 4377, TF7239 4375 and TF7258 4361 (centre points). It is possible that this isn’t ridge & furrow and is actually some form of drainage? However, the northern 2 areas (the first two listed above) are clearly visible on the Hunting Survey aerial photograph (S4). Here these 2 pockets definitely appear like ridge and furrow, more so than the third area.
H. Clare (NMP), 9 May 2002.

Monument Types

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1945. RAF 106G/UK 369 Frames 4275-4276 8-JUN-1945 (NMR).
<S2>Aerial Photograph: Fairey Surveys Ltd. 1971. (Fairey Surveys Ltd) 7181 Frame 5674 06-SEP-1971.
<S3>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1571 4009-10 07-JUN-1946 (Norfolk SMR TF 7243A-B).
<S4>Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1969. HSL UK/69/949 0169 20-NOV-1969 (Norfolk SMR TF 7243B).

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