Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation at Alcester Grammar School, Birmingham Road, Alcester

Description of this historic site

Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation located 100m west of the ruins of Alcester Abbey.

Notes about this historic site

1 Two medieval furrow markings uncovered during observation of ground works for a new teaching block.
2 A number of medieval furrows running roughly east-west across the site were recorded during trial trenching at Alcester Grammar School. The area appeared to have lain within the medieval open fields of Alcester from the late medieval period. These were overlain by a ploughsoil from which Romano-British, medieval and post-medieval pottery was recovered. It seemed likely that the area was cultivated up until the creation of the school in the early 20th century.

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