Landscape record 0633800000 - Open Fields, Ludgershall

Summary

Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall

Protected Status/Designation

  • Article 4 Directive: Land at Piddington Road, Ludgershall (Ludgershall Ridge and Furrow)
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • Planning Notification Area: Ridge and furrow of medieval to post-medieval open field system in Ludgershall
  • SHINE: Earthwork survival of medieval ridge and furrow cultivation and building platforms within Ludgershall parish visible on aerial photographs
  • SHINE: Medieval ridge and furrow earthworks north of the A41, part of the open fields of Grendon Underwood and Ludgershall
  • SHINE: Medieval ridge and furrow earthworks of open fields in Ludgershall township

Map

Type and Period (2)

  • OPEN FIELD (Enclosed 1777, 11th Century to 18th Century - 1000 AD to 1799 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD to 1798 AD)

Description

Large block(s) of surviving ridge and furrow of the parish of Ludgershall, enclosed 1777. Total acreage (1995): 40% survival - 1090 acres; (1999): 42% survival - 1143 acres. Assessment made for Monuments Protection Programme (MPP), (further details of documentary and cartographic sources) (B1-2).
Field survey of the ridge and furrow in three fields north and east of White House Farm, lying north of the A41, were undertaken after the purchase of these fields by the Bedfordshire & Oxford Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) with the intention to enhance wetland habitats. Survey found Field A to have ridge and furrow of perfect condition, Field B the ridge and furrow is faint becoming clearer near the dike and field C contains ridge and furrow that has probably had a light ploughing (B3).
Contour survey, evaluation trial trenching and watching brief carried out by John Moore Heritage Services between February and September 2006 in two fields E and SE of Brooklands Farm, Wotton End identified 2 superimposed phases of ridge and furrow (B4).

Sources (6)

  • ---SBC19223 Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University Committee for Aeriel Photography. 1999. Ludgershall, MPP Open Fields Project. SP660190.
  • <1>SBC19211 Bibliographic reference: David Hall. 2001. Turning The Plough.
  • <2>SBC19212 Unpublished document: David Hall. 1994-99. Draft MPP Documentation for Midlands Open Fields Project.
  • <3>SBC19777 Unpublished document: David Hall. 2001. Notes on ridge and furrow at White House Farm, Ludgershall.
  • <4>SBC22740 Unpublished document: John Moore Heritage Services. 2006. An Archaeological Recording Action of Land off Wotton End, Ludgershall.
  • <5>SBC24910 Bibliographic reference: Gloucestershire County Council. 2012. Turning The Plough Update Assessment 2012.

Location

Grid reference SP 660 190 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish LUDGERSHALL, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Survey: Aeriel Photography for MPP Open Fields Project (EBC15776)
  • Event - Intervention: Earthwork survey, evaluation trial trenching and watching brief (Ref: LLWE 06) (EBC16745)
  • Event - Survey: Field survey of the Ridge and Furrow, Ludgershall (EBC16130)

Record last edited

Jul 1 2020 4:39PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any questions or more information about this record? Please feel free to comment below with your name and email address. All comments are submitted to the Heritage Portal maintainers for moderation, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible. Comments, questions and answers that may be helpful to other users will be retained and displayed along with the name you supply. The email address you supply will never be displayed or shared.