Monument record MYO3519 - Field System Naburn

Summary

An extensive Iron Age or Roman field system is visible as cropmarks on air photographs, extending north-south for 1.2km and west-east for 1.3km. It comprises parallel boundary ditches and rectilinear enclosures. Some enclosures are double-ditched and a few contain roundhouses. Where substantial lengths of boundary are double-ditched it is uncertain if they are also functioning as trackways. This area around Lingcroft Farm is part of a programme of study of fieldwalking and excavation, undertaken by Bradford University Archaeological Sciences Department, from 1980 and is ongoing. Dating evidence has confirmed a late Iron Age and Roman date for the field system and roundhouses.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6168 4707 (1396m by 1272m)
Map sheet SE64NW
Civil Parish Naburn, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

NMR Information:

An extensive Iron Age/Roman field system is visible as cropmarks on air photographs, extending north-south for 1.2km and west-east for 1.3km, and centred at SE 6164 4695. It comprises parallel boundary ditches and rectilinear enclosures. Some enclosures are double-ditched and a few contain roundhouses. Where substantial lengths of boundary are double-ditched it is uncertain if they are also functioning as trackways. This area around Lingcroft Farm is part of a programme of study of fieldwalking and excavation, undertaken by Bradford University Archaeological Sciences Department, from 1980 and is ongoing. Excavation has confirmed a late Iron Age and Roman date for the field system and roundhouses (pers. comm. Rick Jones). To the west are more enclosures (recorded in SE 64 NW 31), which may be part of the same field system.
(1-3)

Slight additions made to the above around SE 6200 4671 where cropmarks photographed in July 1999 show traces of an enclosure. (4)

1 Oblique aerial photograph reference number YAT (PVA 4:4/6,16) XX-XXX-1984
2 Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 6147/21/24 (DNR 988/24) 17-JUL-1976
3 Oblique aerial photograph reference number CRA (AJC 238/25) 19-JUN-1990
4 Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 6246/4 (17369/58) 30-JUL-1999

Related event: EH: AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE (NORTH): 1999-2000


MAP Archaeological Practice, 2015, WRIGHTS OF CROCKEY HILL (Unpublished document). SYO1738.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: MAP Archaeological Practice. 2015. WRIGHTS OF CROCKEY HILL.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (4)

Record last edited

Apr 23 2021 3:18PM

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