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East Garston Ditch



Living locally and having seen this entry lacking for a long time I decided to tab out onto the Wessex Downland and see what I could find.
Looking at the OS 1:25000 map there was an intersection between a footpath and the feature so heading out from Jimmies Farm I soon came out onto the open downland and the "scars" of the horse gallops.
Finding the required footpath, I tabbed across the gallop; the feature is very obvious in the landscape due to the rough grass that is uncut compared to the gallops.
Looking south from the intersection, the feature becomes less clear and according to the map and Pastscape the feature ends in a series of banks which have been identified as later post-Medieval sheep compounds.
Looking north from here, the ditch can be clearly seen as a north-south running feature with an easterly bank which is higher, and better preserved, than the westerly bank, which seems to have suffered more erosion.
stoer Posted by stoer
28th February 2010ce
Edited 1st March 2010ce

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