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Record Details

MonUID:MST5527
HER Number:20257
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ridge and Furrow, East of Wigginton

Summary

One of several areas of medieval ridge and furrow earthworks around Wigginton identified on aerial photographs from the 1960s, with the alignment of the ridge and furrow reflecting an earlier field pattern.

Grid Reference:SK 2117 0623
Map Sheet:SK20NW
Parish:Wigginton and Hopwas, Lichfield District
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Full description

Ride and Furrow: Ridge and furrow identified on aerial photography. <1> <4>

Much of the ridge and furrow is still identifiable on aerial photographs from 2000 and 2006, although in some places it has been ploughed down, while in other areas has been built over. The alignment of the ridge and furrow reflects and earlier field pattern. (SB, 01-Dec-2005) <2> <3>

Sources and further reading

<1>SST3648 - Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1963. 1963 Aerial Photography. Paper. Run 15 - 5977.
<2>SST3660 - Aerial Photograph: 2000. Aerial photosurvey of Staffordshire - 1999 - 2001. Paper and digital. 1:10000 (paper).
<3>SST4433 - Aerial Photograph: 2006-2010. Aerial photosurvey of Staffordshire - 2006-2010. Digital. 1:10000.
<4>SST1225 - Drawn: Trent Valley Archaeological Research Committee (?). Unknown. 1:10 000 Overlays. Permatace. 1:10 000. SK20NW.

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