Tyne and Wear HER(14870): Philadelphia, ridge and furrow - Details
Philadelphia, ridge and furrow
Agriculture and Subsistence
Ridge and Furrow
Broad rigg with reversed S shape. Survives as upstanding earthworks. Wavelength between 6 and 8m. Ploughing since 1964 has destroyed a lot more of the earthworks. Elsewhere later ridge and furrow was picked up by geophysical survey. Average wavelength was 3 to 5.5m.
Aerial Photograph OS/64246 Frame 172 12-Oct-1964; Jamie Scott, TWM Archaeology, December 2011, Land to the south and south-west of the former Lambton Engine Works Site, Philadelphia - Archaeological Geophysical Survey and Transcription of Earthworks