TQ1513 : Bushovel Farm, Wiston

near to Wiston, West Sussex, Great Britain

Bushovel Farm, Wiston
Bushovel Farm, Wiston
Formerly called Bush Hovel Farm, it is seen slightly left of centre in this picture taken from Chanctonbury Ring. What is interesting is the circular shape of the field to the right of the farmhouse and buildings (with an extension on the right). This betrays it as having been an early clearing in the vast, heavily wooded Sussex Weald from which the farm was created. There are several farms along the foot of the downs here. At first sight it appears not to the be the best situation for a farm, the southern sun being blocked by the bulk of the downs for much of the year (although not at Bushovel), but it is along this line that the chalk of the downs gives way to the gault clay of the Weald and it is here that numerous springs rise, providing a plentiful supply of water.
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Saturday, 10 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 September, 2005
Farm > Farm   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 151 131 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.3653N 0:21.8619W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 139 121
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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