Earth bank acting as possible dam, Wroxall Abbey

Description of this historic site

Earth bank across a small valley for damming the small stream, possibly for a mill, within Wroxall Abbey Park.

Notes about this historic site

1 Earth bank acting as possible dam, Wroxall Abbey. Earth bank across low area of valley which opens into bowl shape on the abbey side of the dam. Possibly for providing water for a mill which would have existed at Wroxall Abbey. The area originally under water is now pasture and is where the land drops away from the ridge and furrow areas still visible around the Abbey. There is a cutting, possibly modern, through the deepest part of the earth bank and water no longer accumulates. The earth bank follows the parish boundary. The feature is c.3m wide and c.2m high.

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