Monument record MYO3545 - Field System Wheldrake

Summary

Aerial photographs record an earthwork embankment cross on Wheldrake Ings. The date and purpose are uncertain. The feature probably represents a group of pillow mounds, perhaps of medieval date and associated with the nearby Carmelite foundation of Thicket Priory. The mounds occupy a ridge of higher ground in a triangular area of marginal land prone to flooding which is delimited by the old course of the River Derwent.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6979 4432 (71m by 90m)
Map sheet SE64SE
Civil Parish Wheldrake, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

NMR Information:

Aerial photographs record an earthwork embankment cross on Wheldrake Ings. The date and purpose are uncertain. The feature probably represents a group of pillow mounds, perhaps of medieval date and associated with the nearby Carmelite foundation of Thicket Priory. The mounds occupy a ridge of higher ground in a triangular area of marginal land prone to flooding which is delimited by the old course of the River Derwent. (1-2)

1 Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 6944/7 (17216/20) 22-JAN-1999
2 Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 6944/9 (17271/21) 22-MAR-1999

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2019 11:41AM

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