Monument record MYO2424 - Peat Stand Strensall

Summary

Approximately 50 small circular enclosures, thought to be peat stands of Post Medieval date were seen as earthworks on air photographs of Strensall Common. 5-6m in diameter.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6445 5946 (769m by 738m)
Map sheet SE65NW
Civil Parish Strensall, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Approximately 50 circular embanked and ditched enclosures, 5-6 m in diameter, which are thought to be peat stands of Post Medieval date, were seen as earthworks on air photographs covering Strensall and Towthorpe Commons. These features are confined to the more water-logged areas of the Commons, probably resulting from peat extraction. Centred on SE 6446 5955, they occur over an area with a radius of approximately 600 m.

NMR Information:

No further description provided.
1 Vertical aerial photograph reference number NMR OS/84105 015 28-APR-1984

Related event: part of the RCHME/English Heritage Vale of York project. It forms part of the National Mapping Programme (NMP) and was undertaken by the Aerial Survey
section in the York office. 1998-2000.


English Heritage, 2011, Vale of York National Mapping Project AMIE data (Unpublished document).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  • --- Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2011.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 (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 8 2019 1:20PM

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