SY5889 : Strip Lynchets, Littlebredy

taken 7 years ago, near to Littlebredy, Dorset, Great Britain

Strip Lynchets, Littlebredy
Strip Lynchets, Littlebredy
A lynchet is a bank of earth that builds up on the downslope of a field ploughed over a long period of time. The disturbed soil slips down the hillside to create a lynchet They are also referred to as strip lynchets.
They are a feature of ancient field systems such as the Celtic field systems. Some believe that they were passively formed under the long-term action of gravity and weathering (soil creep) on the loosened soil of a ploughed slope, while others believe they may have been intentionally formed, to prevent erosion and slippage of the ploughed slope.



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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5829 8985 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.4069N 2:35.5230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 5807 8916
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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