Monument record MYO2572 - Ridge and Furrow Heslington

Summary

Three elements of a medieval field system of ridge and furrow in the parish of Heslington surviving as earthworks and visible on aerial photographs. Most of the ridge and furrow appears levelled on later photographs, but some areas survive as earthworks on photographs taken in 1984. At last two blocks of ridge and furrow are well preserved as earthworks south of the clubhouse of Fulford Golf Course.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6377 4975 (354m by 446m)
Map sheet SE64NW
Civil Parish Heslington, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Elements of medieval field system of ridge and furrow in the parish of Heslington is visible as earthworks on air photographs. Most of the ridge and furrow appears levelled on later photographs (SE 645 476, SE 638 497, SE 623 499), but some areas survive as earthworks on photographs taken in 1984 (SE 627 496).

(SE 623 499) At least two blocks of ridge and furrow are well-preserved as prominent earthworks south of Fulford Golf Course clubhouse, having been incorporated into the design of the course and damaged to only a limited degree by levelling and the construction of sand bunkers. The ridges are broad (circa 10m) and well developed, standing up to 0.5m high. A series of land allotments shown on John Tuke's 1798 'Map of the Low Moor' indicate that the medieval land parcels survived into the post-medieval period.


English Heritage, 2011, Vale of York National Mapping Project AMIE data (Unpublished document).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

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2011.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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 23 2020 3:20PM

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