Information for record number MWA12310:
Ridge and furrow ploughing and banks in Long Lawford parish

Summary Ridge and furrow ploughing is apparent as crop marks on aerial photographs to the east of Lodge Farm, Long Lawford.
What Is It?  
Type: Plough Headland, Ridge And Furrow
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Lawford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 47 74
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
Description

 
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1 The ridge and furrow ploughing apparent as crop marks on aerial photographs to the east of Lodge Farm, Long Lawford and a curvilinear bank at the western edge of the ploughing were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project.
2 The bank is probably a plough headland
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: RAF CPE UK 1925 Frame 2212
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 16/1/1947
Page Number: Frame 2212
Volume/Sheet: RAF CPE UK 1925
   
Source No: 2
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Personal Comment
Author/originator: L Chadd
Date: 2008
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Pers Com
   
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Glossary

 
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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 LODGE * A small building, often inhabited by a gatekeeper, gamekeeper or similar. Use specific type where known. back
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 PLOUGH HEADLAND * A narrow strip of land where a plough and team could turn. This usually remains higher than the ploughed land. 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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