Information for record number MWA12004:
Ridge and Furrow in the parish of Middleton

Summary A group of fields to the west of Lower Farm with evidence of ridge and furrow ploughing.
What Is It?  
Type: Ridge And Furrow
Period: Medieval - Industrial (1066 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Middleton
District: North Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 19 96
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

2 Ridge and furrow ploughing mapped as part of English Heritage (EH) National Mapping Project (NMP).

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: RAF/58/2957/F22 Frame 59
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 17 Jun 1959
Page Number: Frame 59
Volume/Sheet: RAF/58/2957/F22
Source No: 2
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: RAF/82/780 Frame 554
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 7 May 1953
Page Number: Frame 554
Volume/Sheet: RAF/82/780
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Word or Phrase
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument RIDGE AND FURROW * A series of long, raised ridges separated by ditches used to prepare the ground for arable cultivation. This was a technique, characteristic of the medieval period. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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