SX4850 : Ditch above Fort Bovisand

taken 19 days ago, near to Down Thomas, Devon, Great Britain

Ditch above Fort Bovisand
Ditch above Fort Bovisand
This ditch is a substantial earthwork, stretching up the hillside towards Watch House Battery; it is 10-15m deep and 20-30m wide, hewn from rock. There seem to be various theories as to its purpose, including an inclined plane to lower supplies to Fort Bovisand and to give a clear line of sight out to sea for guns at the battery. Historic England, however, suggests it was to defend the Staddon Heights fortifications from infantry attack from the south-east.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4885 5078 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:20.2501N 4:7.5206W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4885 5074
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