Information for record number MWA12054:
Ridge and Furrow in the parish of Brandon and Bretford

Summary A group of 5 fields adjacent to Old Hare covert, which is located to the to south of Brandons Grounds Farm, show cropmark evidence of ridge and furrow ploughing on aerial photographs.
What Is It?  
Type: Ridge And Furrow
Period: Medieval - Industrial (1066 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Brandon and Bretford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 38 75
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Level of Protection Local
Description

 
Source Number  

1 A group of 5 fields adjacent to Old Hare covert which is located to the south of Brandons Grounds Farm show cropmark evidence of ridge and furrow ploughing on aerial photographs. These were mapped as part of English Heritage (EH) National Mapping Project (NMP)
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: RAF 106G UK 636 Frame 3414
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 10 Aug 1945
Page Number: Frame 3414
Volume/Sheet: RAF 106G UK 636
   
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Glossary

 
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technique Cropmark Cropmarks appear as light and dark marks in growing and ripening crops. These marks relate to differences in the soil below. For example, parched lines of grass may indicate stone walls. Crops that grow over stone features often ripen more quickly and are shorter than the surrounding crop. This is because there is less moisture in the soil where the wall lies.

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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
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 ā€“ 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 ā€“ 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIIIā€™s (1509 ā€“ 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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