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Bar Dyke



"Bar-dike, which is now the boundary between Broomhead-moor and Smallfield-common, Mr. [Reverand John] Watson conceived to be a British work. It is an immense trench. He further conceived that here the Britons may have made a stand against a body of forces coming from the side of Bradfield, and that their chief being slain in the encounter was buried under that vast carnedde on that part of Broomhead-moor which is known by the name of Roman Slack, and which is by the common people called the 'The apron full of stones.' The name of Roman Slack in Mr. Watson's opinion points out who were the party against whom the Britons were contending, though in what particular expedition he pretends not to say."

from 'Hallamshire', Hunter, J., 1819 ('Hunter's Hallamshire')
Posted by forestal
11th January 2007ce
Edited 13th January 2007ce

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