Tyne and Wear HER(16198): Sunderland, Backhouse Park, ridge and furrow - Details
Sunderland, Backhouse Park, ridge and furrow
Agriculture and Subsistence
Ridge and Furrow
Surveyed as part of a ridge and furrow project by ASUD in 2013. The ridge and furrow was recorded where possible as tree cover in the park was extensive. Several lynchets were also recorded measuring between c.149-150m+ and between 4-8m in width. Ridges measured up to 10m in width and up to 0.6m in height.The remains are probably associated with a settlement in the area. The spacing of the ridge and the presence of lynchets suggest a medieval date.
Archaeological Services Durham University, 2013, Ridge and Furrow Project, County Durham, Teeside and Tyne and Wear, Topographic Survey