Tyne and Wear HER(1573): Shiremoor, Prospect Hill, ridge and furrow - Details
Shiremoor, Prospect Hill, ridge and furrow
Agriculture and Subsistence
Ridge and Furrow
Steam Ploughed Rig
Three blocks of ridge and furrow were until recently said to survive east, south and west of Prospect Hill Farm. This land was common until Shiremoor was enclosed in 1790, and the ridge and furrow is assumed to postdate enclosure. No trace of the ridge and furrow was visible as earthworks in 2003.
<< HER 1573 >> Plan B. Harbottle, 1995, Shiremoor, Prospect Hill, ridge and furrow G. Brogan, 2003, Tyne and Wear Museums, West Allotment, Archaeological Appraisal