Tyne and Wear HER(4850): Woolsington, Sunnyside Farm, Post Medieval ridge and furrow - Details
Woolsington, Sunnyside Farm, Post Medieval ridge and furrow
Agriculture and Subsistence
Ridge and Furrow
Ridge and furrow earthworks around Sunnyside Farm can be seen on a number of aerial photographs. All of it appears to be straight and narrow which suggests a relatively recent date (possibly 18th or early 19th century) and of one episode. Narrow ridge and furrow can also be found south of Woolsington Hall. The ridge & furrow cultivation method originated in the Saxon period and survived in use until the 19th century.
<< HER 4850 >> The Archaeological Practice, 1997, Newcastle International Airport, Cultural Heritage Assessment; 1730 Estate Plan (NRO 3410 wat 24 35a)