SD9669 : Old plough strips in Littondale

taken 9 years ago, near to Hawkswick, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Old plough strips in Littondale
Old plough strips in Littondale
The peasant farmers of Hawkswick would have had very little land available on which to grow crops in centuries past, but down dale from the village the south west facing slopes below Knipe Scar had a gentle enough angle to allow ox drawn ploughs to be used. These plough strips [or lynchets] are most likely of medieval date and have left a distinctive 'stepped' landscape on the daleside.
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SD9669, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 March, 2009
Category
Fellside   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 967 698 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.4591N 2:3.0825W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 967 697
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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