NZ0643 : Fence along plantation on Drypry Hill

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Waskerley, County Durham, Great Britain

Fence along plantation on Drypry Hill
Fence along plantation on Drypry Hill
Drypry Hill is of a modest height and rises above the valley of the Waskerley Beck; it's covered with a coniferous plantation much of which has been clear-felled. The swan-necked posts must once have supported a significant fence, surely much more than would be needed to defend a crop of trees. Nearby however is another plantation, Saltersgate Plantation, which is fenced in a similar way. Saltersgate Plantation, or at least the land there was once the location of a Ministry of Supply ammunition dump which explains the defensive fencing there. Quite possibly Drypry Hill had a similar installation.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 9 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Uplands  Boundary, Barrier  Moorland 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0663 4345 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:47.1545N 1:53.9058W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0669 4346
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Swan-Necked Fence Posts  Grassy Moorland 

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