SJ9818 : Brocton Camp (Coppice Hill) - Trench 2A (looking NW)

taken 6 months ago, near to Brocton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Brocton Camp (Coppice Hill) - Trench 2A (looking NW)
Brocton Camp (Coppice Hill) - Trench 2A (looking NW)
The WW1 practice trench (Trench 2B) describes a 60m long circular arc following the contours with this short 25m long trench (Trench 2A) on the slope 25m above above possibly with another indistinct feature in front. The trench has a zig-zag form as marked by the tape. The trench is approximately 700mm deep with the spoil thrown up on the downside to form a 250mm mound. The disturbed ground is vegetated with bilbury. For further information see LinkExternal link .

The picture was taken as part of a trial of recording features identified by Lidar for the Chase Through Time Project.
The Chase Through Time :: SK0016
The Chase Through Time is a Heritage Lottery funded project with Staffordshire Council, Historic England and local volunteers to unravel over 2000 years of manís activity across Cannock Chase.

Cannock Chase has a rich history with its Iron Age Camp at Castle Ring, Medieval Hunting Forest, Deer Park and grazed heathland, two Great War Training Camps and post war forestry. Hidden beneath the trees and scrub there is a lot to be found.

As part of the project a LIDAR survey was undertaken of the twenty eight square mile area. Some features have been verified on the ground by the volunteers assisting the Historic England researchers. However, with such a large area only some areas have been visited.

Using the images submitted on Geograph in conjunction with the LIDAR and Historic England mapping on Arcgis should allow a photographic record of the features to be developed by the volunteers.

The combined LIDAR map can be found at LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Heath, Scrub  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 982 189 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0994N 2:1.6693W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 982 189
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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WW1 Practice Trench  Cannock Chase  WW1 Brocton Camp 

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