Lynchets - Probably Modern

Description of this historic site

The site of linear earthworks or lynchets that are visible on aerial photographs. They probably date to the Imperial period. The features are situated on the western edge of Bordon Wood.

Notes about this historic site

1 Reservoir and pipeline constructed October 1955 cut through `lynchets’. Air photos were taken of these lynchet-like terraces, but no finds were made when cutting pipeline. Despite undisturbed appearance of cutting, in solid clay, c 19th century drainage pipes were found.
2 The terraces are now heavily overgrown with scrub and brambles, rendering close scrutiny impossible. From examination of AP’s it would appear that they are much later than Medieval, possibly almost modern. Maximum height c 1.2m.

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