Monument record MYO3234 - Ridge and Furrow Askham Richard

Summary

A system of Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation in the parish of Askham Richard visible as earthworks and cropmarks on air photographs. The field system is mainly contained in the southern two thirds of the parish, possibly because the estate of Askham Grange [SE 54 NW 15] extends across the northern section of the parish. The ridge and furrow has mostly been plough-levelled but there is still a certain amount that was still extant in the 1980s around the modern village. There is a large area of ridge and furrow just to the south of the village of Askham Richard which does not appear to respect the modern civil parish boundary and so falls into the parishes of both Bilbrough and Askham Richard.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 5419 4721 (223m by 181m)
Map sheet SE54NW
Civil Parish Askham Richard, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A system of Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation was seen as earthworks and cropmarks on air photographs in the parish of Askham Richard. The field system is mainly contained in the southern two thirds of the parish, this could be because the estate of Askham Grange (se SE 54 NW 15) extends across the northern section of the parish. The ridge and furrow has mostly been plough-levelled but there is still a certain amount that was still extant in the 1980s around the modern village.

There is a large area of ridge and furrow just to the south of the village of Askham Richard which does not appear to respect the modern civil parish boundary and so falls into both the parishes of Bilbrough and Askham Richard.
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1 Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF 540/572 3321-3322 30-JUL-1951
2 Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF CPE/UK/1879 1171-1172 06-DEC-1946


NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR.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

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2019 3:32PM

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