Element record L10497 - Earthworks at Thurgarton


RIDGE AND FURROW (Unknown); HOLLOW WAY (Unknown); DITCH (Unknown); HOLLOW (Unknown); POND (Unknown); BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown)


Grid reference Centred SK 69441 48756 (289m by 332m)
Map sheet SK64NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Thurgarton, Newark


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

While this resembles ridge and furrow, the furrows are much more like ditches. The high banks around the edges may be there to retain water or to keep it out. This may be a field system that combines warping with ridge and furrow. Flax production may be involved. There are fishponds alongside the road to the north, with an associated linear hollow that may be an old hollow track. (1)
Furrows/ditches filled in by owner April-May 2008, but still visible on air photos. (2)

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

3 colour copies, K Wimble 06/02/2001, Parish File

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

2 colour prints, 14/2&4 (negs F59/1,2), SMR

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

<2> Baddeley V, 2013, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT2605.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: TPAT. 1996. Village Earthwork Survey III.
  • <2> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 2013. Pers Comm.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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