Monument record MYO3579 - Pit Alignment Stockton on the Forest

Summary

Aerial photographs show a pit alignment of single pits following a slightly sinuous course on Stockton West Moor. The pits are approximately 40 in number and are mostly oblong in shape with some more rounded. at the centre. At the southern end the pits merge to produce a continuous ditch-like appearance. This suggests that in its original form the feature comprised a ditch excavated as a series of inter-connecting pits. Part of possibly a second on a similar alignment may occur in the adjoining field to the east. The date of the alignment(s) is unknown but it may be significant that the field boundaries follow a similar orientation, north-west to south-east.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6481 5423 (201m by 154m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish Stockton on the Forest, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

NMR Information:
Aerial photographs show a pit alignment of single pits following a slightly sinuous course on Stockton West Moor.
The pits are approximately 40 in number and are mostly oblong in shape with some more rounded. at the centre and at the southern end the pits merge to produce a continuous ditch-like appearance.This suggests that in its original form the feature comprised a ditch excavated as a series of inter-connecting pits. Part of possibly a second on a similar alignment may occur in the adjoining field to the east. The date of the alignment(s) is unknown but it may be significant that the field boundaries follow a similar orientation, north-west to south-east. (1)

1 Oblique aerial photograph reference number NMR SE 6454/4 (CARTOGRAPHIC SERVICES, SOUTHAMPTON LTD., 8396)

Related event: RCHME Vale of York National Mapping Project 1998-2000.

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Record last edited

Jul 9 2019 1:44PM

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