Lynchet

Terraced field systems around hills with steep slopes.See FIELDS
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Lynchet

A lynchet is a bank of earth that builds up on the downslope of a field ploughed over a long period of time. The disturbed soil slips down the hillside to create a positive lynchet while the area reduced in level becomes a negative lynchet. They are also referred to as strip lynchets. They are a feature of ancient field systems of the British Isle...
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