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MONUMENT NO. 1029534

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An earthwork of probable post medieval date is visible on Birchcleave, consisting of a wide flat-bottomed ditch cut into the slope of the hill with an external bank. The ditch measures between 0.4m and 0.8m deep and averages 20m wide. The field in which it lies is known locally as "Reservoir Field" and this would be a feasible explanation for the existence of such a feature. The land was acquired by John Knight in the 1820s and he undertook much land improvements to maximise its agricultural usage. It is therefore likely that the feature dates to this period and function.

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