Historic structure in cultural heritage site rejected as natural feature
There have been two attempts to submit this structure, but it keeps getting rejected as a natural feature by reviewers. The nomination was made in the local language, but is translated below for your convenience.
The nomination is a man-made channel that was excavated and fortified with 2 meter thick stone walls, almost 300 years ago. It is located at a cultural heritage site of what was formerly one of the most important naval bases in the country, but opened to the public as a tourist attraction/park around 20 years ago. The channel was excavated to supply ships with materials, weapons and ammunition before embarking on their journey.
It is my understanding that the "natural feature" rejection reason is to be used for sites that are naturally occurring (waterfalls, lakes, hills, trees, etc.), and for certain types of man-made structures that are made to mimic nature, e.g. parks, unless there is signage for the nomination, in which case the signage is to be submitted instead. It should be clear from both the photo and description of this nomination that it is entirely man made, such as the presence of thick stone walls, wooden docking on either side of the channel, and it being perfectly rectangular in shape.
The site itself is assigned an entry in the national register of cultural heritage sites (https://kulturminnesok.no/minne?queryString=https://data.kulturminne.no/askeladden/lokalitet/114218) with ID 114218, with the channel itself being registered as #114218-33. This is only done for sites that have cultural and historical significance. The cultural heritage ID is specifically mentioned in the supporting description of my nomination to legitimize this claim.
Description of nomination in the national cultural heritage registry
The canal excavated and surrounded with piles in the period 1751-1755. It served several purposes: Excavated soil and clay were used for refilling to the sea and to the defense works, water was led away from the shipyard, transport of supplies to the provisions house, smaller vessels such as barges, shawls, rafts etc. were in storage here.
The canal was initially thought to lead all the way to the Provision House (0035 Vinkelbrakka), but numerous large stones were encountered during the excavation between the canal's current demarcation and 0035. Therefore, it was decided to leave this last stretch only as a pool, connected to the canal through wooden trenches. The outside pools, in turn, came into contact with the above via similar wooden channels.
Excavated channel with vertical natural stone walls, approx. 2 meters thick. The wall is surrounded by 8'' spun wall of pressure impregnated materials.
Title: Channel in Fredriksvern
Description: The channel in Fredriksvern was excavated from 1751-1755. This was done to make it easier to load items onto the ships. The ships were led into the channel and **** from the stone barracks, then known as "The walled armory".
Supporting info: Cultural heritage ID 114218-33. Very important historical heritage site. The channel is fully man-made, and almost 300 years old. The waypoint is placed at the edge of the channel, so that it is both representatively located for the POI, and also has safe pedestrian access.
Location: 58.995643, 10.037026