Banks and Ditches near Bretford

Description of this historic site

Banks and ditches can be seen on aerial photographs beside the River Avon to the west of Bretford.

Notes about this historic site

1 Banks and ditches seen on aerial photograhs beside the River Avon to the west of Bretford were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project. Two parallel ditches cross the meadow beside the river Avon. The northen most of them has banks on either side and links to a water channel labled as a drain on OS mapping. There is an orthogonal link between the two ditches. The banks adjacent to the ditches appear to form small enclosures.
2 The ditches appear to be simple drainage but the function of the system of banks is both unusual and problematical.

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