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Cross-Ridge Dyke

Dyke

Nearest Town:Loftus (7km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ703113 / Sheet: 94
Latitude:54° 29' 30.9" N
Longitude:   0° 54' 52.44" W

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This earthwork runs for about 200m and cuts off a tongue of moorland. The promontary defined by the dyke contains the Herd Howe round barrow as well as a smaller barrow, Robin Hood's Butts. Also within this promontary are the foundations of a pair of round houses that may be Iron Age in date.

Information from
The brides of place: cross-ridge boundaries reviewed
by Blaise Vyner
In Moorland Monuments
CBA Research Report 101
Published by CBA
1995
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
29th July 2006ce