ST6167 : A modern defensive ditch

taken 20 days ago, near to Whitchurch, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

A modern defensive ditch
A modern defensive ditch
Whitchurch Green is a patch of open grassland at the end of Stockwood Road, which had recently been invaded by travellers. In order to deter them using the space again (and leaving lots of rubbish), the council have dug a small ditch and ramparts around the edge of the area. This sort of technique has not been seen in this part of the world since possibly the Iron Age. The ditch is about a couple of feet deep. Note the fact that the grass was recently mown by the same council. Also note the bus stop: the hardstanding area is isolated, with the only non-grass approach entailing crossing the road.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Ditch 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6199 6799 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.5790N 2:32.8733W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6199 6798
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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