SP8817 : Ridge and Furrow on Alnwick Farm, Tring

taken 1 year ago, near to Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Ridge and Furrow on Alnwick Farm, Tring
Ridge and Furrow on Alnwick Farm, Tring
This large field show signs of medieval cultivation using the ridge and furrow approach - presumably associated with the deserted village of Tiscott.
Ridge and Furrow Fields near Tring, Hertfordshire :: SP9113
Medieval farming involved large common fields which were divided into narrow strips, each a furrow long (hence the distance measure - a furlong). While this farming technique was abandoned several hundred years ago field signs can still sometimes be seen where there has not been deep modern ploughing.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Primary Subject of Photo
Farmland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8871 1781 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.1107N 0:42.8081W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 8868 1773
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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