Keys to the Past

Ridge and furrow and enclosure at Foxton Hall (Lesbury)

Medieval farmers created these ridge and furrow earthworks. In the same area, at an unknown date in the past, people constructed a long, narrow, roughly rectangular enclosure, surrounded by a ditch. The ridge and furrow and enclosure are preserved as cropmarks on an aerial photograph although they have since been destroyed by a golf course.

Reference number:N5774
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Lesbury

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