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Giant's Hedge



This must rank as one of the largest ancient earth banks in the British Isles. It is thought to represent the boundary of a petty Kingdom.

The best preserved bits of the earthwork are found at Willake wood (SX153569)

The longest surviving stretch is 5 1/2 miles long at SX141572 - SX217566

Parts of the bank are stone faced.

It measures upto 15 feet high and 8 yards wide in some places.
Posted by phil
15th December 2001ce
Edited 24th March 2013ce

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