burr wall

1) A supporting wall, inclined against a bank (EDD).

1867 to rebuild the Burr wall which was constructed in Sinking Wood ... for supporting the Road, the wall having falling [sic] down and carried along with it a considerable portion of the Tip Road, Thurstonland.

places Thurstonland
dates 1867

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