Monument details

HER Number:1984
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Field system 200m SE of Longley Cottage


A possible Iron Age or Romano British field system west of Longley Farm, Kelsall. This Scheduled Monument consists of a system of terraces, lynchets and enclosures extending over 12 acres across the north end of a long ridge. The lynchets run across the slope, and form terraces 100 to 150 metres long. Lynchets are earthern banks formed by plough soil moving downhill. These terraces are the result of ploughing strips across the slope. Such systems can be attributed to Romano British or early medieval farming.

Earthwork enclosures are attached to the two of the terraces forming platforms which may have been smaller cultivated areas surrounding a house site. On the southeast side the lynchets have been ploughed away.


Monument Types

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • LYNCHET ( some (1-100), Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1018080: Field System 200M South East Of Longley Cottage

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