Tyne and Wear HER(974): Boldon common fields - Details
Boldon common fields
Agriculture and Subsistence
Ridge and Furrow
Ridge and furrow survives as earthworks, or on air photos, east of East Boldon on Boldon Flats (NZ 37 61), south of East Boldon (NZ 36 61 and 36 60), and west of West Boldon (NZ 33 60, 33 61, 34 60 & 34 61). The area retains considerable ridge and furrow, with what appear to be large ditched boundary banks. There are also a few mysterious lumps which seem to overlie the ridge and furrow. A site at Boldon Flats (NZ 377 614) has been suggested as a possible prehistoric site, but other authorities claim this is a pond, possibly within a subsidence hollow or collapsed shaft. It is now filled in. A channelled drain on its northern drain is of no antiquity.
<< HER 974 >> Aerial Photograph, South Tyneside Planning Dept., 1981 Pers. Comm. S. Speak, Tyne and Wear Museums,1992 Aerial Photograph, Geonex, 1991, 10791/010 07/09/1991 Aerial Photograph, Air Fotos, 1989, 903-1793-6, 905-1834-8, 904-1815-9; English Heritage Hadrian's Wall WHS Mapping Project, 2008, 1403245; Aerial Photograph RAF 58/B/35 5416 16-MAY-1948, RAF CPE/UK/2352 2186 04-OCT-1947, NMR OS/89266 42 11-JUN-1989, NMR MAL/77024 118 07-JUL-1977; Northern Archaeological Associates, 2014, Site south of Newcastle Road (A184) and West of A19 - Archaeological Assessment