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<p align=justify><font face='times new roman' color=#000000 size=-1>A flat, desolate field near Scunthorpe has earned the unlikely distinction of being the most featureless part of Britain. There is nothing in this square kilometre on the outskirts of Ousefleet except for part of an electricity pylon and some overhanging cable. Even the most remote parts of Scotland or the flattest fen in East Anglia have a ditch, bridleway, stream or contour to provide something to break the monotony on the map. An Ordnance Survey spokesman said that this unprepossing square of farmland was identified after a lengthy trawl of all the 204 Landranger maps, which use the scale 1:50,000. But the OS warned that the field's claim could be challenged by more detailed maps. 'They might reveal a ditch or something,' a spokesman said.
<em>Source: Daily Telegraph, 15 October 2001</em>

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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