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Earthwork bank with exterior ditch forming the boundary of a wood. The purpose of the woodbank was to keep browsing animals from straying into the wood when not required there, to prevent woodland animals escaping into surrounding agricultural land, and preventing woodland resources being stolen. Usually medieval in date. The bank is often characterized by the gnarled vestiges of trees surviving on it.

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