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Devil's Dyke and the Slad

Plateau Fort


There's some debate (at least in our family) as to whether Beech Bottom Dyke and this site were ever connected.

I enterpret Devil's Dyke and the Slad are two sides of the same defensive enclosure *. Even from the Landranger you can see the contour lines following the existing ditches, and continuing around to the north and south where there is no longer a ditch. The lake to the south of the Slad is a definitely a continuation of the defences. If you look at the Slad on the ground this is really clear. Whatever Beech Bottom Dyke represents, I don't think it ever connected with Devil's Dyke and the Slad.

* Apparently I'm not alone here, as Sir Mortimer Wheeler was of the same opinion (you can't argue with that, he's a 'sir').
Kammer Posted by Kammer
12th May 2003ce
Edited 22nd December 2003ce

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