ST5128 : Cary valley

taken 1 year ago, near to Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, Great Britain

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Cary valley
Cary valley
The circle of trees surrounds a duck decoy, shown from the railway line on the hillside across the valley in LinkExternal link . "Decoy ponds are artificially created or modified pools of water onto which wildfowl were lured to be trapped and killed for food and for feathers ... The word `decoy' is said to derive from the Dutch `eendenkooi' meaning `duck cage'. Their greatest popularity came in the 18th and 19th centuries ... The decoy 700m WNW of Rookery Farm survives as an unusual example of its type ... an oval decoy pool located on Willmoors ... the pond, 45m in length and 25m wide, is surrounded by an oval enclosing ditch, which is a maximum of 10m from the pool" LinkExternal link . "
This view across a corner of the potato field also shown in ST5127 : Potato crop by the Macmillan Way West, is from the Macmillan Way West on footpath number 40UD062 L 18/8.
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ST5128, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Railways 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
Macmillan Way West 
Crop (from Tags)
Potatoes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5182 2840 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.1747N 2:41.3258W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5177 2824
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Other Tags
Public Footpath  Duck Decoy  Farmland  Hillside  Valley  Line of Railway 

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