SU0765 : The Wansdyke, North-west of Tan Hill

near to Allington, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The Wansdyke, North-west of Tan Hill.
The Wansdyke, North-west of Tan Hill.
This is a particularly impressive section of the Wansdyke which was built by the Saxons in the 6-7th Century in an attempt to repel the Saxon invasion from the north. The earthwork is far more imposing than its Welsh counterpart, Offa's Dyke - the ditch reaches about 30 feet deep here in this long section.
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Tuesday, 30 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 June, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 078 654 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.2555N 1:53.3577W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 079 653
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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