The Ellerschans used to be a place of refuge for farmers with their cattle. When there was a threat of war, they fled to this 'boerenschans'. During the Eighty Years' War, many 'boerenschans' were erected on the Limburg plains. This is a simple defensive work, usually an earthen wall with a moat, to keep plundering gangs of soldiers away.
The Ellerschans was restored next to the old site. So that the soil could be saved for future archaeologists.
The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.