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887


S Tyneside


Whitburn common fields


Whitburn


NZ36SE NZ46SW


Agriculture and Subsistence


Cultivation Marks


Broad Ridge and Furrow


Medieval



Earthwork


The names South, East and West Fields survive within the township of Whitburn on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch map, and roughly correspond with the surviving traces of ridge and furrow. In East Field there is/was ridge and furrow on the rifle range, centred on NZ 410 627. In West Field certain and probable remains survive both north and south of Cleadon Lane. In South Field there are traces of ridge and furrow south-east of the village, south of Moor Lane and west of Sunderland Road.






<< HER 887 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham IV and VIII Aerial Photograph, South Tyneside Planning Dept., 1981 Aerial Photograph, South Tyneside Planning Dept., Geonex 1991 - 1:5000, 141 91 293, 294, 297; The Arbeia Society, 2004, The Coast fromSouth Shields to Whitburn - Archaeology and History, pp 18-19; (1) Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF CPE/UK/2352 2173 04-OCT-1947 (2) Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF 58/B/40 5187 18-MAY-1948

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