The Boundaries Discussion : Shotton Farm
The Bowmont Water stream, with no structural boundary, marks the western limit of the Shotton Farm holding. At its confluence with Shotton Burn section 1 begins, extending south-east as a post and wire fence on the south side of hedge bank. The hedge bank is ditched on the north side and along its length are a number of trees including some large mature oaks.
Sections 2 and 3 continue the same line as an increasingly dilapidated wall with attached post and wire fence on the north side, with an electric fence to the south. A large stone quarry is situated a few metres to the north-east of the boundary. Alongside section 3the trackway survives in the form of a grassy platform around the base of Shotton Hill. Here the wall largely acts as revetment standing to no more than a few centimetres high on the north side.
Close to the junction with section 3, wall section 4 is built over the top of a series of earthwork banks forming a rough rectangle. The earthworks are also visible on the north east side of the wall and on the south side two banks are aligned to form a sort of funnel shape at the burn. This has been interpreted as a sheepfold although there is no indication of it on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. Section 5 continues over Hare Law as an increasingly dilapidated wall with continuous post and wire fence.
At the junction of the three holdings on the hill to the south east of Pawston Lake section 6 runs around the south side of the lake and the wooded gorge at its outflow, to return to the Bowmont Water. The sections consist largely of derelict and out-grown hedge banks, some including very large mature trees, predominantly oak, with continuous post and wire fences alongside.