Tyne and Wear HER(11607): Ryhope, Tunstall Vale, cropmarks - Details
Ryhope, Tunstall Vale, cropmarks
Aerial photographs show a possible rectilinear enclosure with curvilinear feature inside inside. Evaluation trenching in April 2014 recorded natural clay and sand at a depth of 0.35m below present ground level. Over the subsoil was a grey clay silt topsoil. No archaeological features were identified and no artefacts recovered. The cropmarks are the result of geological variation not prehistoric activity.
J.H. Parker (Tyne and Wear Museums), 2008, Tunstall Vale, Ryhope, Sunderland - Archaeological Desk-based Assessment; Aerial Photographs, NMR, RAF/540/1792 Frames F22 0318-9, raf/540/1381 Frame F22 0332, RAF/58/B/40 Frame 5264, RAF/106G/UK/1229 Frame 6057, RAF/106G/UK/1229 Frames 6027-8, RAF/106G/UK/873 Frame 6204, OS/52R49 Frame 0033, OS/92058 Frames 194-5; Archaeological Services Durham University, 2014, Tunstall Vale, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear - geophysical survey and archaeological evaluation