Cantiana - Vol. 69 1955 page 4
divides Sibton Park from North Lyminge, and along it runs the road from
Ottinge to the south west through Yewtree Cross. The road from Lyminge to
Rhodes Minnis through Sibton Park traverses the ridge at Yewtree Cross.
From the site (Pl. I) the ground slopes gently away on all sides-
eastwards into the Elham Valley which accommodates the Nailbourne some 400
yards away; westwards into the grounds of Sibton Park and southwards into
the village of Lyminge itself; to the north-east the ground slopes less
perceptively towards Ottinge. The eminence on which the site lies is not
apparent from the 100-foot contours of the 6 in. O.S. map. Higher
chalkland lies less than a mile to the east and west and a little further
away to the south.
in this subsoil are not easy to recognise. The topsoil is between
8 and 12 in. deep. Iron pyrites nodules occur profusely in the subsoil
and their occurrence in grave fill must therefore be of doubtful
significance in the absence of any direct evidence for their use.
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