SU1676 : Undated field system, Burderop Down

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Overtown, Swindon, Great Britain

Undated field system, Burderop Down
Undated field system, Burderop Down
This is a well-preserved field system which extends for approximately 600m across the north-facing slopes of Burderop Down, just east of Barbury Castle. Individual fields vary in shape and include both long, narrow and smaller square examples. The enclosing field boundaries are formed by well preserved banks up to 1.5m high and 10m wide which define units of land ranging in size from 2ha to 3ha. LinkExternal link
Although commonly called "Celtic" fields, it is not know whether they date from the Iron Age or even earlier.
This image is stitched together from two photographs.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1611 7646 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.2118N 1:46.1625W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1595 7690
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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