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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    some sort of trap?

    Devon.
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 423
    Boot scrapers?
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,437
    Trap for the unwary digger maybe. We reckon they are the base of an iron fence.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 1,713
    Base of iron railings gets my vote too. I agree with Palustris.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,437
    Just dug up another two!
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 3,678
    I thought they looked like the edge of old type drain covers
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 4,417
    Palustris said:
    Just dug up another two!

    You need to get rid of them.  They obviously breed fast whatever they are. :D
  • David Matthews2David Matthews2 Posts: 515
    Heresy warning for @Palustris : maybe link them together on a chain as 'Antediluvian Windchimes' - or give to scrap man when he's around the area?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,481
    Difficult to tell what size they are but I think they're  mole traps.
    are they about 3 to 4 “ across? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,437
    Definitely not mole traps. They are about 15 inches wide and the same deep.
    Found a few more bits yesterday while trying (and failing) to dig out yet another big Laurel stump.
    I hate wind chimes by the way.
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