SY6189 : Strip Lynchets

taken 7 years ago, near to Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset, Great Britain

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Strip Lynchets
Strip Lynchets
Lynchets (Strip Lynchets)
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.

Scheduled Monuments
In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
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SY6189, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6187 8986 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.4270N 2:32.4813W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6177 9027
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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