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16323


Newcastle


Brenkley, ridge and furrow


Brenkley


NZ27SW


Agriculture and Subsistence


Cultivation Marks


Ridge and Furrow


Medieval



Earthwork


Area of ridge and furrow located close to Gardener's House Farm (HER16322) and Brenkley village (HER1329). A 1769 Manor Plan labels this area as East Calferlands. These fields contain north-south and east-west aligned ridge and furrow. The field containing north-south aligned earthworks is unusual in that a later phase of R&F with a wavelength of 7-8m overlies a narrower (3-4m) system. The broader R&F usually tends to pre-date the narrow (mechanised) system. The east-west alignment has a wavelength of between 3-4m and an average surface depth of 0.15m.


2182


7489


NZ21827489



Tyne and Wear Musuems, 2012, Brenkley Lane South - archaeological assessment

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