Lynchets (Strip Lynchets) :: Shared Description

A lynchet is a bank of earth that builds up on the downslope of a field ploughed over a long period of time. The disturbed soil slips down the hillside to create a lynchet They are also referred to as strip lynchets.
They are a feature of ancient field systems such as the Celtic field systems. Some believe that they were passively formed under the long-term action of gravity and weathering (soil creep) on the loosened soil of a ploughed slope, while others believe they may have been intentionally formed, to prevent erosion and slippage of the ploughed slope.

by N Chadwick
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SY9777 : Strip Lynchets by N Chadwick
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SY9776 : Strip lynchetts, Winspit Valley by N Chadwick
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SY5889 : Strip Lynchets, Littlebredy by N Chadwick
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SY4992 : Strip Lynchets by the A35 by N Chadwick
SY9777 : Strip lynchetts, Winspit Valley by N Chadwick
SY6189 : Strip Lynchets by N Chadwick
SY9777 : Strip Lynchets by N Chadwick


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Created: Tue, 17 Jan 2012, Updated: Tue, 17 Jan 2012

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