Possible Quarry, 'Marlpit Close', Walsgrave on Sowe

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a marl pit dating to at least the Imperial period is suggested by documentary evidence. Evidence of ridge and furrow cultivation also exists in this area and survives as earthworks. These features are situated 500m north of Walsgrave Hill.

Notes about this historic site

1 The field is known as “Marlpit Close” on a 19th century map.
2 There were no traces of quarrying nor did the owner of the field have any memory of quarrying in this field. This and several of the adjoining fields have very pronounced ridge and furrow.

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