Monument record MYO2396 - Ridge and Furrow Strensall

Summary

A Medieval field system of ridge and furrow in the parish of strensall, seen as earthworks and soilmarks/cropmarks on air photographs. Most of the ridge and furrow appears levelled on later photographs but some survived as earthworks on photographs taken in 1987. Strensall Local History Group (SLHG) was invited by John Oxley, City of York Archaeologist, to undertake a survey of the ridge & furrow remains within the parish of Strensall and Towthorpe. A total of 33 ridge & furrow monument records from the HER relating to Strensall and Towthorpe were forwarded by John Oxley to SLHG. The survey was carried out by Alan Powell and John North over a period of one year (2014-5). This area was described as being ploughed out except for one ridge WNW-ESE 5m in width and 0.1m high. This was barely discernable in March 2015 but apparently had been visible c.2012. No headland surviving.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6267 6093 (554m by 632m)
Map sheet SE66SW
Civil Parish Strensall, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Map

Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A Medieval field system of ridge and furrow in the parish of strensall, seen as earthworks and soilmarks/cropmarks on air photographs (SE 622617, SE 627610, SE 630604, SE 641609, SE 640617. Most of the ridge and furrow appears levelled on later photographs but some survived as earthworks on photographs taken in 1987.

RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment Dave Macleod/RCHME; Vale of York NMP


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

English Heritage, 2011, Vale of York National Mapping Project AMIE data (Unpublished document). SYO1458.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2011. Vale of York National Mapping Project AMIE data.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Sep 6 2019 10:40AM

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