Prehistoric linear boundary at the Bridestones

The National Trust’s second winter season of tree and scrub clearance of the prehistoric linear boundary at Bridestones is almost over. Tree felling stops in the spring and summer to avoid disturbance of nesting birds. Just remaining for this winter is to stack the brashings and logs to create wildlife refuges. The Bronze Age earthwork has been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument by Historic England who are concerned that the growth of trees may damage the archaeology. It is 930m long and about two-thirds has now been cleared, so hopefully this time next year the task will be complete. See here for a visit last year.
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