Element record L8286 - Rectilinear cropmarks, Arnold




Grid reference Centred SK 58609 49590 (420m by 422m)
Map sheet SK54NE
District Gedling
Civil Parish Arnold, Gedling


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Interlocking rectilinear features (cf brickfields) but closely spaced. Possibly geological. (1)
Morph: 14.3.1 ditch, 14.3.2 ditch, 14.5.1 boundary, 14.5.2 boundary, 14.6.1 boundary, 14.6.2 boundary, 14.9.1 ditch. (2)
A rectilinear pattern of apparent ditches seen as cropmarks is dominated by natural, probably periglacial, features. The former view of the cropmarks on this site as a southern outlier of the brickwork plan field system must now be regarded as dubious. Further lengths of several ditches were excavated, all proving difficult to date, and not one having given rise to any of the recorded cropmarks. (3)
See L2283 for continuation of cropmarks.

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

1 BW print, NMR 5849/1, SMR

<1> Riley DN, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1194.

Other Refs: 1297/13,15 (NLAP SK 5849/1,3)

<2> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

<3> Thoroton Society, 2005, TTS (Published document). SNT5111.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Riley DN. Air photos.
  • <2> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.
  • <3> Published document: Thoroton Society. 2005. TTS. 109.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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