NS2373 : Linear mound near the Greenock Cut

taken 4 years ago, near to Chrisswell, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Linear mound near the Greenock Cut
Linear mound near the Greenock Cut
See NS2373 : Linear mound near the Greenock Cut for the main description of this feature. Click on the end-note title for other views of it.

The link just given shows the mound receding from the photographer's position before disappearing into bracken which covers it. Not much further on, it re-emerges from the bracken, at the point shown in the present picture. The old boundary makes some abrupt turns at this point, heading north-west for a short distance (the sheep are sitting on that part) before resuming its usual south-westerly course.
Linear mound near the Greenock Cut
The area near the Greenock Cut LinkExternal link is crossed by many old field boundaries. However, far more prominent than most of them is a linear mound running from NS23117362 to at least NS23707391; it is 740m long (660m in straight-line distance). Like the other old field boundaries nearby, this mound pre-dates the Cut (which slices through it at NS23537383). The mound, a very substantial construction, appears to have been an important upper boundary (of an estate, or of land associated with a particular farm): the ground downhill of the mound is furrowed and subdivided, while the ground uphill of it is not.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2338 7378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.4740N 4:49.6995W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2346 7380
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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