Element record L10322 - Ridge and Furrow in Gonalston




Grid reference Centred SK 68478 47691 (446m by 340m)
Map sheet SK64NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Gonalston, Newark


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

To the NE, a set of terraced fields are preserved as earthworks in the now much larger modern field lay out. In the triangle of land between the roads, massive "ridge and furrow" runs NW-SE. This has a wavelength of 40m (20m wide ridges and furrows). It predates the modern A612. It can be seen in the verges on both sides, and beyond in the arable field. Interestingly, the ridges appear to curve round to meet each other in a butt end. Two "ridges" and the separating "furrow" may also be found in the far NE. Other less clear examples of this type of earthwork have been identified at Widmerpool and Gedling. Ridge and furrow and a terraced area are present to the SW. (1)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

2 colour prints, 12/27,28 (negs F57/1), SMR

<1> TPAT, 1996, Village Earthwork Survey III (Published document). SNT1361.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: TPAT. 1996. Village Earthwork Survey III.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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