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CHER Number:05182
Type of record:Monument
Name:Westwick shrunken medieval settlement north of Oakington Road. Weskwick

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 420 653
Parish:Oakington and Westwick, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

Protected Status:

  • SHINE (Unvalidated): Shrunken Medieval village containing ridge and furrow, trackways and rectangular enclosures, Westwick, Oakington and Westwick

Full description

1. Farm meadow. Rectilinear ditches in grass, adjacent to Oakington Brook.
2. ? DMV (NB: good snow effects on AP)(R Palmer 08/02/1984, CUCAP AP CFK 11 used)
3. Ridge and furrow, raised trackway, scarp banks, ponds, platforms and enclosures.
4. MPP Record NO. CB 140/50
O1, Banks as earthworks approx 1,00m high in places. Unploughed and quite impressive features which definitely need surveying with a view to scheduling. Probably Medieval in origin.

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Aerial Photographs of the shrunken medieval village, Westwick. TL 419651.
<1>Bibliographic reference: Phillips, C.W. (ed.). 1970. The Fenland in Roman times: studies of a major area of peasant colonization with a gazetteer covering all known sites and finds. 201.
<2>Aerial Photograph:
<3>Aerial Photograph:
<4>Digital archive: 1995. Monuments Protection Programme Database (printout for SMV's).