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Monument record MDR7871 - Ridge and furrow (site of), Weston on Trent

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Three parallel lines showing as a cropmark on an aerial photograph. (1, 2) Ridge and furrow field system shown on aerial photograph transcription. Cropmarks plotted on map overlay, 1:10,000. (3) Field walking produced several pieces of worked flint, medieval and post-medieval pottery, indicating prehistoric activity in the area (see also SMR 27709). (4) The depth of alluvium, revealed by trial trenching, indicates that this area covers part of the main palaeochannel, which has been identified under SMR 27709. (5) Medieval ridge and furrow earthworks are visible on aerial photographs of this area dating to 1945. The area has since been subject to sand and gravel extraction. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial Photograph: Pickering, J. 4228/1.
  • <2> Index: TPAT. TPAT 2106.
  • <3> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Richmond, A (Phoenix). 2000. Archaeological Contribution to an Environmental Statement, Shardlow Quarry (southern extension) Weston-upon-Trent, Derbyshire. PC145c.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Williams, J (Phoenix). 2002. Archaeological Trench Evaluation, Shardlow Quarry (southern extension) Weston-upon-Trent, Derbyshire.
  • <6> Digital data: Archaeological Research Services (ARS) Ltd. 2009/2010. Aerial Photographic Mapping Survey carried out as part of an Aggregates Resource Project.



Grid reference Centred SK 42097 28448 (660m by 454m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1698

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Record last edited

Oct 19 2016 12:34PM

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