Pits and ditches to the north west of Barton on the Heath
A series of pits and ditches can be seen in a field to the south of Hopyard Coppice Barton on the Heath.
1 On the southern bank of the stanford brook a series of pits can be seen on aerial photgraphs. Two linear ditches can be seen extending to the south and southeast towards Barton. These features were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project.
2 The pits appear to be the remains of mineral extraction with hollow ways connecting the site to the road infrastructure. The pits may also be the result of natural geological action associated with the nearby stream. If this is so the linear ditch features are possibly drainage channels.