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The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form e.g. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific term where known.

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Term Note
DYKE A drystone or turf wall forming a linear barrier.
FARMYARD A yard or enclosure attached to a farmhouse, usually surrounded by other farm buildings.
FENCE A construction of wood or metal used to enclose an area of land, a building, etc.
HA HA A dry ditch or sunken fence which divided the formal garden from the landscaped park without interrupting the view.
HEDGE Usually a row of bushes or small trees planted closely together to form a boundary between pieces of land or at the sides of a road.
LINEAR EARTHWORK A substantial bank and ditch forming a major boundary between two adjacent landholdings of prehistoric or later date.
LINEAR FEATURE A straight or curved archaeological feature. Use specific term where known.
PARK PALE A wooden stake fence, often associated with deer hunting.
PIT ALIGNMENT A single line, or pair of roughly parallel lines, of pits set at intervals along a common axis or series of axes. The pits are not thought to have held posts.
PLANTATION BANK An earthen bank indicating the limit of a plantation.
PLANTATION DYKE A drystone or turf wall indicating the limit of a plantation.
RAILINGS A fence or barrier made of metal or wooden rails.
WALL An enclosing structure composed of brick, stone or similar materials. Use specific type where known. Linked Data resource