Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sheep reveal Medieval Ridge & Furrow Field at Wilstone

Medieval Field with sheep at Wilstone, near Tring
Many old medieval ridge and furrow fields have been ploughed until they are virtually level but there are still minor differences which reveal them. In this case the grass growing on the former ridges is obviously of a better quality than than in the wetter furrows - and the sheep can tell the difference!

This picture is taken from the embankment of Wilstone Reservoir and the former ridges, which run from left to right across the field are parallel with those that survive in the reservoir.

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