Monument record MYO3477 - Field System south of Elvington Airfield

Summary

A field system comprising rectilinear enclosures and associated round houses, of possible Iron Age/Roman date, is visible as cropmarks on air photographs.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6732 4697 (751m by 867m)
Map sheet SE64NE
Civil Parish Elvington, City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Wheldrake, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (6)

Full Description

The cropmarks of an extensive site comprising a field system of rectilinear enclosures, associated round houses, are visible to the west and south of Wheldrake Wood, centred at SE 6505 4635. The field system is largely rectilinear in nature and there are many double-ditched elements, although whether these relate to enclosures or trackways is not entirely clear. Probable Iron Age/Roman date.

An extensive Iron Age/Roman field system is visible as cropmarks on air photographs. It comprises rectilinear enclosures with associated round houses and trackways. A possible Iron Age square barrow was also identified. The cropmarks are visible to the west and south of Wheldrake Wood.

The above enclosure complex was transcribed at a scale of 1:10,000 as part of the Vale of York Project. The field system is quite extensive, extending north to south for 1.2 km and west to east for 1.1 km. A possible Iron Age square barrow was identified at SE 6501 4608. A large D-shaped enclosure (130m x 130m) was also identified, centred at SE 6543 4596. It appears to be a different phase from the field system, but the relationship between the two is uncertain. A further enclosure complex lies to the north-east (recorded in SE 64 NE 5), north of Wheldrake Wood, and to the
west (recorded in SE 64 NW 14) which is probably part of the same field system. Additional rectilinear enclosures and field boundaries in the western part of this complex are visible as
cropmarks on aerial photographs taken in July 2002.

NMR Information:

The cropmarks of a rectilinear field system are visible at SE 6763 4725 (site-centred). Cropmarks in the field just to the west (SE 6743 4720) are probably a continuation of the same system. Possible Iron Age/Roman date. (1-1a)

The field system described above was transcribed at a scale of 1:10,000 for the Vale of York Project. It extends north to south for 700 metres and west to east for 650 metres and is centred at SE 6729 4695. At the southern end (SE 6709 4664) two round houses are identified and there are many double-ditched elements here. A field system to the west (recorded in SE 64 NE 3) is of similar form and may be part of the same field system.
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1a Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 6747/7-10
1 RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment RCHME Aerial Reconnaissance/08-JUL-1996
2 Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 6746/15 (12893/11) 02-AUG-1996

Related event: RCHME AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE April 1996-March 1997

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2019 4:27PM

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