Ridge and Furrow

SMR number : 29204 - DR6042
Site name : Palterton, Ridge and Furrow, north of The Elms farm
Record Type : Monument
National Grid Ref. : SK473691
Type and date : Ridge and Furrow - Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD.
- Earthwork
National Monuments Record : SK 46 NE 94
NAR PRN Number : 424620094

Description.
Extensive ridge and furrow identified by aerial photograph,with evidence of some ground disturbance and removed field walls / boundaries.
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The Plague recurred in 1362.
At Palterton, no tenant survived and the land remained uncultivated for twenty five years.
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SMR number : 29202 - DR6040
Site name : Palterton, Ridge and Furrow, 100 metres west of The Elms farm.
Record Type : Monument
National Grid Ref. : SK47356867
Type and date : Ridge and Furrow - Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD
National Monuments Record : SK 46 NE 92
NAR PRN Number : 424620092

Description.
Ridge and furrow identified from an aerial photograph, running NW - SE parallel to the line of Carr Lane.
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SMR number : 29203 - DR6041
Site name : Palterton, Strip Lynchets, west of The Elms farm
Record Type : Monument
National Grid Ref. : SK47356871
Type and date : Lynchet - Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD
National Monuments Record : SK 46 NE 93
NAR PRN Number : 424620093

Description.
Series of lynchets (max. 6 at eastern end of field) identified by aerial photograph, running parallel to .  Appear to be overlain by field boundary, probably of enclosure period (1730).

A lynchet is a ridge or ledge formed by prehistoric ploughing on slope.

Ridge and Furrow


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Created 2 December 2001
Last updated: 3 February 2003