Monument record MYO3091 - Ridge and Furrow Skelton

Summary

Aerial photographs show evidence of a field system of ridge and furrow cultivation of medieval date in Skelton parish. Recent photographs show hardly any survives as earthworks. Medieval ridge and furrow, some surviving as earthworks, but the majority visible as cropmarks, in Rawcliffe parish seen on air photographs.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5786 5534 (409m by 449m)
Map sheet SE55NE
Civil Parish Skelton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Aerial photographs show evidence of a field system of ridge and furrow cultivation of medieval date in Skelton parish. Recent photographs show hardly any survives as earthworks.

A few fields of medieval ridge and furrow cultivation, some surviving as earthworks, but the majority visible as cropmarks, show up on aerial photographs in Rawcliffe parish. A large area of the parish is taken up with housing estates and a disused airfield.


NMR Information:

Aerial photographs show evidence of a field system of ridge and furrow cultivation of medieval date in Skelton parish. Recent photographs show hardly any survives as earthworks.(1)

1 Vertical aerial photograph reference number NMR MAL 67 045 060 12-JUN-1967

Related Event: UID 1105240 (API)

Related Object: AF1326084 RCHME: Vale of York NMP, SE 55 NE

Metadata: Insert 2000, Update 2004


English Heritage, 2011, Vale of York National Mapping Project AMIE data (Unpublished document).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  • --- Unpublished document: English Heritage. 2011.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 3 2019 10:18AM

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