Monument record MYO2209 - Walmgate Stray Medieval ridge and furrow


Two blocks of medieval ridge and furrow ploughing have been identified in the north-west area of Walmgate Stray.


Grid reference Centred SE 6135 5064 (274m by 512m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description


Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation surviving as earthworks around the perimeter of Low Moor, the ancient common pasture that forms the core of Walmgate Stray.The blocks of probable medieval cultivation on the Stray are restricted to the areas of the fields which were incorporated into it in 1828, and there is no evidence of medieval ploughing on Low Moor itself.

SE 6128 5045) Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation.
In 2004, English Heritage carried out an investigation and field survey at Level 3 standard of Walmgate Stray, as part of a national project to examine the heritage of England's urban commons (Event Record 1376159 The Archaeology of Urban Commons 2003 Measured Survey) (1).

A report including a full textual description and analysis accompanied by maps, plans and photographs is available from the National Monuments Record, together with the rest of the project archive material (reference number SE 65 SW 500). (1)
1 Field Investigators Comments English Heritage: Urban Commons Project: Walmgate Stray survey

NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 17 2020 8:24AM


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