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On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 14:38:04 +0100, Paul Courtney
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> Ridge and furow occurs in France, Sweden, Denmark and Germany and other
> countries though I have never seen a map of its distribution. North and
> East France was classic champion country of nucleated villages surrounded
> by large open fields comprising strips strips - so ridge and furrow would
> not be surprising on the heavier soils. I have seen furrow bottoms in
> excavated Carolingian sites in NE France but I imagine a lot has gone
> under the agri-industrial farming regimes of that part of the world.
> However, not all open fields had ridge and furrow.
>


I spent a holiday near Cherbourg a few years ago and one of the local
horticultural fields was ridge and furrow with "logos" at the end of each
strip.

St. John