SJ8894 : Nico Ditch

taken 13 years ago, near to Levenshulme, Manchester, Great Britain

Nico Ditch
Nico Ditch
Looking west along Nico Ditch near Levenshulme, Manchester. The public footpath seen here runs between the ditch on the left and Mellands Playing Field which lies beyond the fence on the right. About 200-300 metres of the ditch survive here and little elsewhere. This ditch is believed to have been a defensive earthwork dug in a single night as protection against the Danish invasion of 869-870 AD. It varied in width and depth, but averaged between 2 and 2.5 metres deep, and extended for over five miles in length between marshes in Fallowfield and Audenshaw. SJ88249487.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 October, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 882 948 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.0274N 2:10.7126W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 882 948
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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