Record Details

NHER Number:42138
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthworks of possible post medieval ridge and furrow

Summary

Earthworks of possible post medieval narrow ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs. It is possible that they date to the period of the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815) when grain prices were high and areas of the marshland were taken into arable cultivation. The field was under arable cultivation by 1988.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 46391 10606
Map Sheet:TG41SE
Parish:MAUTBY, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK

Full description

November 2005. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of possible post medieval narrow ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs (S1). These earthworks are centred on TG 4639 1060. North to south aligned furrows are a present within an arable field on the marshland south of Runham. Information from [1] suggests that it is possible that this ridge and furrow date to the period of the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). At that time grain prices were high and areas of the marshland were taken into arable cultivation (S3). The field was under arable cultivation by 1988 and the earthworks had presumably been levelled (S2).
J. Albone (NMP), 01 November 2005

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946. RAF 106G/UK/1634 2028-9 09-JUL-1946 (NHER TG 4610A / TG 4610C).
<S2>Vertical Aerial Photograph: BKS. 1988. BKS 1005-6 14-AUG-1988 (NCC 4079-80).
<S3>Monograph: Williamson, T.. 1997. The Norfolk Broads: A Landscape History.. pp 61-62.

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