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A circular or rectangular lump surrounded by a shallow depression, often with a slightly raised external lip, formed by cattle trampling around a feed bin. Usually seen as earthwork remains, but sometimes as cropmarks.


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HUT CIRCLE A low, circular or oval bank of turf, earth or stone, which represents the remains of a roundhouse of later prehistoric date.
RING DITCH An unbroken circular or sub-circular ditch, usually seen as a cropmark. May be the remains of a ploughed-out barrow, roundhouse or modern feature. Use the term where function is unknown. Linked Data resource