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Prospect Collapse

4th December 2006

Sometime in the last week, the south wall between the Prospect and the Churchyard has collapsed. The area has been fenced off from both the churchyard and Prospect side.

The Prospect collapse (4-12-06)
The fence in the churchyard
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The collapse in the Prospect (4-12-06)
The fence in the Prospect
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The wall in the Prospect (4-12-06)
The collapsed wall from as seen from the churchyard
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This area of the wall has collapsed into the churchyard onto the graves below. This is presumably because of the rain that fell over the last week, has finally caused the bank and wall to collapse.


Here on the west wall of the Prospect, a large bulge and crack is apparent. The fence above is leaning which looks like the wall is collapsing here as well.

The collapse in the Prospect (4-12-06)
The west wall
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The collapse in the Prospect (4-12-06)
The crack
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The collapse in the Prospect (4-12-06)
The bulge in the west wall
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The collapse in the Prospect (4-12-06)
The crack in the floor
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A large crack can be seen in the path near the west wall in the Prospect, although I think that crack has been there for a long time as I remember seeing it last year.


Many of the retaining walls and buttresses holding up the Prospect, have trees and weeds growing out of them. As a result, many cracks have appeared in the stonework which are likely to weak points.

The collapse in the Prospect (4-12-06)
The cracked buttresses
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1 The Ross Gazette - Wednesday June 4th 2008
2 The Hereford Times - Thursday June 5th 2008
3 The Ross Gazette - Wednesday September 10th 2008 - no. 6727 - article: Roman remains or landmark tree?
4 The Ross Gazette - Wednesday September 17th 2008 - no. 6728 - article: A new home for Ross War Memorial
5 Ross-on-Wye Journal - Wednesday October 6th 2008 - article: Tree will go at Prospect
6 The Ross Gazette - Wednesday November 25th 2009 - article: Prospect restored
7 http://en.wikipedia....ncient_Roman_pottery, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samian_ware
8 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudius
9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epona


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