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Brampton Abbotts, Foy and Sellack

A reconnaissance walk by PJ Pikes of Archenfield Archaeology and the Wye Valley Trekkers - Saturday 4th March, 2006

The old railway line through Brampton Abbotts parish. looking towards Ross.

photographs by Michal Julian Szostak

   

The Wye by Backney Common

   

Backney Common and old railway bridge

   

After crossing the the Wye by the Foy footbridge looking back. The clump of trees in the right background are on the near sode of a field called Camp Field. This has in the past been thought to have been both the site of an Iron Age promontory fort and the medieval Eaton Tregoz castle. Neither in fact seems likely but there are two ring-ditches - probable Bronze Age barrows - in the field.

   

Looking back towards Ingestone, this was once a public road. In the right background is Lyndor Wood, mentioned in medieval documents.

   

Strangford, a township within the parish of Fownhope until the late 19th century. It possessed its own chapel until the 16th century.

   

The old road bridge over the railway cutting at Strangford. The cutting has now been filled in and many people do not realise that a railway ran rhrough here at all.

   

Old farm buildings at Strangford

   

Looking from Baysham, over the river towards Kings Caple. Baysham is a township within Sellack parish. For a while it was the name of the church before it reverted to the Welsh name Sellack.

   

The massive barn at White House Farm, Baysham.

   
 
 
 

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