pictures by tim olivey
aerial views jan06
A study of the landscape archeology around the village has been undertaken by Mark Corney and Nick Morriss with layperson support from members of the community. There is much physical evidence for earlier periods of agriculture such as medieval ridge and furrows and even Romano-British field remains. These aerial pictures taken by THLG member Tim Olivey clearly show the ridge and furrows still to be seen in many of the fields around. They will be used, in conjunction with the detailed ground surveys, to map the probable structure of the medieval open fields and their relation to the village. These activities are part of our Local Heritage Initiative project. Click on thumbnail to enlarge.
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crate2001

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rook farm001

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The depression with the overlaying ridge and furrow is believed to be a romano-british field

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Shrunken village remains have been identified in an area near the church

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farthing fields001

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chester and court001

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Part of Gt East Field. Ridges visible from the air

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Ridge and furrow seen here cannot be observed at ground level

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Ridge and furrow remnants of the West Field are seen here

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Most of the West Field. The pattern of ridge and furrow in the r/h side field has been mapped in a detailed survey

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Mapped field has evidence of 800 years of farming practice

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Note how the drove cuts through the ridge and furrow. It is probably a 17C enclosure drove.

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Ploughed out features still visible fom the air

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marsh1

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Huish1001

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huish2001

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The best example of ridge and furrow with headland in the village

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hoopers001

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Gt Wind001