SU1142 : Field of ripe wheat, west of Stonehenge

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Larkhill, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Field of ripe wheat, west of Stonehenge
Field of ripe wheat, west of Stonehenge
In centuries gone by the chalk downland of Salisbury Plain was only really suited to grazing - the soil was too poor to give a good yield of crops. Modern fertilisers have changed this, and now much of the plain looks like this: vast fields of wheat with hardly a fence in sight. Many of the ancient earthworks surrounding Stonehenge have been damaged or destroyed by ploughing over the last century, although some of the land is being returned to grazing in an effort to preserve the archaeology of the area.
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SU1142, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 28 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 August, 2005
Category
Crops   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 117 421 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.6810N 1:50.0403W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 118 421
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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