Two parallel ditches in the parish of Combe Fields
Two parallel ditches can be seen on aerial photographs in fields between the main drive into Combe Abbey and a building named as the East Lodge.
1 Two parallel ditches seen on aerial photographs in fields between the main drive into Combe Abbey and a building
named as the East Lodge were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project.
2 The B4027 road has an acute change in direction near to a building named as the East Lodge on current OS mapping and appears to have been rerouted to avoid the grounds of Combe Abbey. The two parallel ditches seen on the aerial photographs seem to mark the route of the old road which, given its association with the lodge, may also have be used as a private access to the Abbey at some time.
34 Cropmarks visible on a number of Google Earth layers, particularly c.1999. The road ditches in fact run as far as a reservoir in Little Wood (MWA6859), but a section of track running all the way to East Lodge is marked on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping.