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Flex Ditch


<b>Flex Ditch</b>Posted by ginger ttImage © ginger tt
Nearest Town:Basingstoke (10km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU626616 / Sheet: 175
Latitude:51° 20' 58.12" N
Longitude:   1° 6' 3.64" W

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Visited 30.9.10
Taking the road north into Silchester you come to a wooden parish notice board – on the left of the road. Park near the houses and a little beyond the notice board on the same side of the road you will see a public footpath sign leading to the houses of Hydes Platt.
Just past the footpath sign, amongst the bushes / trees you can see Flex Ditch with its 'pond' nearest the road. There isn't much to see – just a big overgrown ditch really!
Can't really say it is worth the effort although the ditch is very deep.
Posted by CARL
5th October 2010ce

Visited the site today and it is a big ditch about 100 meters by 20 and a good 5 meters deep in the middle. There is a pond at the eastern end which is dry but boggy as I found out to my cost. No real idea as to its original use maybe linked to the other Iron Age earthworks in the area ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
18th October 2009ce