Medieval Field System, Wood Farm, Bubbenhall

Description of this historic site

The remains of Medieval or Post Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation were found during an excavation. Hedgerows in this area probably date from the pre-enclosure field system. They are situated 800m south east of Bubbenhall.

Notes about this historic site

1 Excavation of land proposed for gravel extraction revealed traces of ridge and furrow, suggesting that it was under cultivation at least by the later Medieval/Post Medieval period and two of the surviving hedgerows on site probably belonged to this pre-enclosure system.
2 The remains of Medieval ridge and furrow were observed in the form of depressions in the surface of the geological natural clay. They ran roughly northwest-southeast and occurred 5-7m apart. They were only recorded to the north of the former field boundary, in the centre of the area stripped.
3 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2000-11-01T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Metal detector

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