What Is This in This Downton Abbey Screenshot?

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posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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My curiosity demands that I find out what that is.

I've searched and searched for an explanation by looking up info about Highclere Castle, which is where the series is filmed, but I can't find anything.

Does anyone have a clue?




posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: Mary Rose

They are going to plant a row of bushes there
I have no idea



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: Mary Rose


www.london-private-tours.co.uk...#!/~/product/id=30695255

Look like a drainage ditch in front of a rustic fence where cars are supposed to park.



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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jackdaws castle.

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posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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looks like a small wall probably when the house was built to allow a bit extra height and thus extra viewing range for the owners as there will probably be cellars that extend underneath beyond the actual house going to places like icehouses etc

also it may have been to keep cheep from wandering too close to the house as some of the toffs did like to plonk a bit of nature close so guests could see them and the wall would be invisible from the house



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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I think it might be a haha wall - designed not to be seen from ground level
edit on 24-6-2014 by Chechenwolf because: poor grammar



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:27 PM
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Looks like a traditional stone wall, like you would see all over the place in England. The pic with the guy pointing, is just shy of showing it in that pic.



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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It's a not very well tended hedge or hedgerow, I think.




posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: Chechenwolf

Thanks for teaching me a new word!



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: Mary Rose

It's what we call drystone walling in England.



Linky

An art form we're losing unfortunately.

Cody



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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It's a Ha Ha

Seriously.

en.wikipedia.org...

Hope this helps clear it up.

Regards



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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It's a ditch/dyke...just like in the photo of it with the pointy gentleman above.

They are often found running up the sides of small country roads in the UK...I know I've found a few in my time
The fencing is to stop other cars from doing the same
. They were built to stop roads flooding.

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

Not a Haha....you'd see one side of the stone wall....no stone wall....

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 02:44 PM
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I might have to stand corrected here about it being a Ha-ha wall....




8.3 The buildings which have been identified for support through enabling
development are:

• Highclere Castle
• Heaven’s Gate
• London Lodge
• Manor Farm Barn
• Stable Block and Associated Outbuildings
• Dan’s Lodge
• Beacon Hill Arch
• Live Arch Bridge
• Walls of Kitchen Garden
• Garden Walls and Glass houses, Monks Garden
• Ha Ha Wall
• Jackdaws Castle


Bolded bit mine.....from this document....
Highclere Castle

Still not convinced that's the Haha wall though....looking for a plan....

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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Is there a fence - red arrows pointing to supports and yellow arrow pointing to a wire at the top - running next to a stone wall?



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: angelchemuel



The gardens are fenced, except on the north front of the house where an open lawn is enclosed from the park by a ha-ha wall shown on Brown's plan.




130m north-east of the house and arrive on the gravelled forecourt of the north, entrance front of the house.


Article

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: angelchemuel


GARDENS AND PLEASURE GROUNDS
The pleasure grounds lie to the south and west of the mansion, much of the present general form of planted lawns, laid out in the late C18 by Henry Herbert, reflecting that shown on Brown¿s plan of c 1770. The gardens are fenced, except on the north front of the house where an open lawn is enclosed from the park by a ha-ha wall shown on Brown's plan.
list.english-heritage.org.uk...




I'm still not sure where the Ha-ha wall is, but I think that the line in OP picture is the ditch pictured here.



edit on 24-6-2014 by windword because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: Mary Rose

Nailed it....well done!
As Glassbender777 said, it must be further round from the 'pointy man'


Mystery solved!

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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Could it be that from the other side the ditch looks like a wall?



posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Mary Rose

It really does look like a wall in the aerial shot. But, if you look over the shoulder of the pointing guy in your enlarged picture, you can see the shadow casting darkness on the ditch.

There doesn't seem to be any other picture of a wall spanning the area in the OP picture. I still say "ditch".





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