Break Down Of Boundary Type And Condition
|Stock proof wall sections alone||470m|
|Stock proof wall sections with attached upper level post and wire||1615m|
|Derelict wall sections with continuous post and wire fence||8290m|
|Replanted hedge banks||0m|
Hedge banks (remnant) /Stone-faced banks with
continuous post and wire fence
|Hedge banks with walls/wall foundations and post and wire fence||0m|
|Post and wire fence alone||455m|
Within survey area 3, dry stone walls represent 40% of boundaries and 20% of these walls remain stock proof. Those, which remain stock proof, are generally in very good condition often standing to a height of 1.7m and constructed with neat courses of roughly squared carboniferous sandstone. The frequency of the through stones varies but generally there are two courses between 0.6 and 1.2m from the base of the wall.
The best examples are Whiskershiels sections 9 - 13 although further sections on lower ground have been rebuilt (Todholes sections 1 and 3). Clearly there was a more extensive pattern of dry stone walls above 200m OD; of these however very little remains.
Hedge banks and stone faced banks make up 38% of the total boundaries and although there are some prominent sections (WS 3) they all remain redundant in the agricultural context.
Post and wire or sheep netting fences make up the bulk of the stock proof boundaries whether in association with redundant structures, including earlier metal stanchion fences, or in isolation. 21% of boundaries are represented by fences alone and generally consist of sections where there have been no earlier boundaries.