DITCH (Unknown); WATERCOURSE (Unknown); BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown)


Grid reference Centred SK 76605 41168 (235m by 362m)
Map sheet SK74SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Orston, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Adaption of drainage patterns both sides of Smite Lane, between R. Smite and the village. 3m wide, 1m deep, N-S ditch at foot of valley edge slope. Link between Bon Moor and Northing Drains. Low bank runs parallel to this, 3m away along W side, to N of Smite Lane (may be hidden in wood to S). Massive, 2m high banks survive both sides of canalised R. Smite to S of Smite Lane. Parish boundary follows former river channel, now a wide sinuous hollow cross -ing woodland and pasture fields to E of the artificial course. Large 1m high curving bank runs E-W to S of Smite Lane (see 01565), by old river course. A linear bank runs W, N of road, in pasture field. This may be two features. To the east of the old river channel, it appears to be the north edge of a linear hollow. On reaching the paleaochannel, it becomes a narrow, low, raised bank that disappears before reaching the river. (1)
Grid ref centred.
See M1565 for nearby fish ponds.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

7 colour print, 15/33-39 (negs F32/5,6), SMR

<1> TPAT, 1995, Village Earthwork Survey II (Published document). SNT1360.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: TPAT. 1995. Village Earthwork Survey II.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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