SP7074 : Sheep pasture north of Cottesbrooke

taken 10 months ago, near to Cottesbrooke, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Sheep pasture north of Cottesbrooke
Sheep pasture north of Cottesbrooke
The ridges and furrows of this sheep-grazing area north of the village suggest that it was once an open field divided into strips, presumably one of several around the village of Cottesbrooke. The late middle ages saw much conversion of arable farming to sheep-walks in this part of the Midlands, and (without any background knowledge of the village's history) I would be inclined to guess this is what happened here, the field then making it through the subsequent centuries without deep ploughing that would disrupt the ridge-and-furrow pattern.
On the hill in the background is Mitley Spinney.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 December, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 December, 2020
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sheep  Field 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7070 7468 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:21.9372N 0:57.7864W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7056 7458
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Fields  Wood  Ridge and Furrow  Spinney  Sheep Grazing  Sheep Pasture  Sheep  Field 

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