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images of wansdyke

a mysterious defensive earthwork from the Dark Ages.In parts,spectacularly impressive,even today,possibly 1500 years after it was dug,and in some parts almost gone,due to modern farming methods or effects of nature.It is not known exactly when the Wansdyke was constructed,or by whom,but it was mentioned by the Saxon Chronicles in AD577,and it wasn't constructed by the Romans,giving a period of about 160 years at the beginning of the Dark Ages.Some say,Arthurian.
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The  Roman  Road  on  Morgan's  Hill.
The Roman Road on Morgan's Hill.
Gate  leading  to  Wansdyke  on  Morgan's  Hill.
Gate leading to Wansdyke on Morgan's Hill.
A  rather  emasculated  section  on  Morgan's  Hill
A rather emasculated section on Morgan's Hill
Wansdyke   re-appears  at  the  top  of  the  hill
Wansdyke re-appears at the top of the hill
Cutting  across  the  crown of  Morgan's  Hill.
Cutting across the crown of Morgan's Hill.
Looking  west  to  the  summit  on  Morgan's  Hill.
Looking west to the summit on Morgan's Hill.
Silhouetted  against  a  brightening  sky.
Silhouetted against a brightening sky.
Wansdyke  looking  East  towards  Pewsey.
Wansdyke looking East towards Pewsey.
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2011_0212wansdyke0053.JPG
This image shows Wansdyke snaking down the hillside.
This image shows Wansdyke snaking down the hillside.
Wansdyke  crosses  this  track, L  to  R ,via  the  gate.
Wansdyke crosses this track, L to R ,via the gate.
Looking  east  along  Wansdyke ,past  Shepherd's  Shore.
Looking east along Wansdyke ,past Shepherd's Shore.
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