Landscape Longevity and the Continuing Mystery of Nico Ditch – Manchester’s First Great Ditch

Artificial boundaries and markers can last centuries, indeed millennia in the landscape. Some of the most prominent examples in Britain are late prehistoric and Roman routeways and early medieval boundaries such as Offa’s and Watt’s dykes. Even in a heavily urbanised area such as the Manchester city region the continuity of landscape boundaries, both natural…