Information for record number MWA12060:
Crescent shaped feature in the parish of Brandon and Bretford

Summary A crescent shaped feature orientated approximateley in an north-south direction is evident on aerial photographs to the south of the railway near Brandon Wood Farm.
What Is It?  
Type: Boundary Ditch, Ditch
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Brandon and Bretford
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 39 75
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

1 A broad linear ditch orientated approximateley in an north-south direction is evident on aerial photographs to the south of the railway near Brandon Wood Farm. The function of this feature is uncertain and its width (approximately 10m) may point to it being of a geological origin, however on aerial photograph (AP) SP3975/1 there is some evidence that the rig respects this feature. The AP used to map the feature shows the rig crossing it. Mapped as part of the English Heritage (EH) National Mapping Project (NMP)

Source No: 1
Source Type: Aerial Photograph
Title: CPE UK 2141 Frame 5166
Author/originator: RAF
Date: 10 Jun 1947
Page Number: Frame 5166
Volume/Sheet: CPE UK 2141
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technique Aerial Photograph Aerial photographs are taken during an aerial survey, which involves looking at the ground from above. It is usually easier to see cropmarks and earthworks when they are viewed from above. Aerial photographs help archaeologists to record what they see and to identify new sites. There are two kinds of aerial photographs; oblique and vertical. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument BOUNDARY DITCH * A ditch that indicates the limit of an area or a piece of land. back
monument WOOD * A tract of land with trees, sometimes acting as a boundary or barrier, usually smaller and less wild than a forest. back
monument DITCH * A long and narrow hollow or trench dug in the ground, often used to carry water though it may be dry for much of the year. back
monument CRESCENT * A row of houses whose facade in plan follows the concave arc of a circle or ellipse, eg. The Royal Crescent, Bath. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument RAILWAY * A line or track consisting of iron or steel rails, on which passenger carriages or goods wagons are moved, usually by a locomotive engine. back

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