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SITE 265 LAWN BOTTOM

OS REF:SK57651245

There is no public access to this field.

Date:14th January 2009

We accessed this from the end of Riding Spinney, Site 117, when we were working on the Rothley Ancient Temple Survey (RATS). The ancient boundary runs over this field but there is no indication in the landscape as to where it is but clear on the maps.

The field has not been grazed for some years and is just a mass of rough grass tussocks. The field boundary trees and hedgerows can be accessed from Westfield Lane or the field adjoining.

The owner of Lawn Bottom lives in the Channel Islands so no address to make contact.

Brian disturbed a bird in the rough vegetation which, when described, I thought that it was a Woodcock. When we were in the next field in early February I disturbed a bird that I identified as a Woodcock and this undisturbed field could be the ideal habitat for this species.

Site 265 Lawn Bottom from Westfield Lane. February 2010

Site 265 Lawn Bottom from The Ridings. February 2010

Site 265 Lawn Bottom from Westfield Lane. The Ridings to the right. March 2007

Site 265 Lawn Bottom from Westfield Lane. March 2007

Site 265 Lawn Bottom from Westfield Lane. March 2007

Looking into Site 265 Lawn Bottom from the corner of The Ridings and Westfield Lane. March 2007

ROTHLEY ANCIENT TEMPLE SURVEY (RATS)

RATS STINT 5

Date: 21st January 2009

Observers: Brian Verity, Terry Sheppard and Marion Vincent

Location: Site Field accessed from Westfield Lane.

OS Ref: SK5768512544-SK5757712425

Map Title: Site 265 Lawn Bottom

This stint runs from the end of Riding Spinney, over the field at a slight diagonal according to the map, then into the next field.

There is no trace of the line of the boundary across this field as it is in a rough state due to not being grazed for some years. It is a mass of dense, strong tufts of grass. It is understood that the owner lives abroad so no permissions could be sought.

This part of the Rothley Ancient Temple Boundary remains undefined but has been called Stint 5.

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SITE 265 LAWN BOTTOM IN 2015

Lawn Bottom from the corner of The Ridings with Westfield Lane. February 2015

Lawn Bottom from Westfield Lane. Riding Spinney to the right. February 2015

Lawn Bottom from its entrance on Westfield Lane. February 2015

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