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Cross-ridge dykes in Sussex.

Curwen, E. Cecil

Cross-ridge dykes in Sussex.

by Curwen, E. Cecil

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The dykes vary in length from 70 yds. to yds., and in overall width from 20 ft. to 60 ft.; the majority are from 30 ft. to 50 ft. across. In their present state, the banks rarely exceed 3 ft. in height and the ditches 3 ft. in depth. Although most of the dykes are of cross-ridge type not all of them are sited across ridges. Sat 12th Sep – Patching – “Cross Dykes and Deserted Villages” Starting in Patching village, this walk will take us across the Downs through the Angmering Park Estate, above the deserted medieval village of Barpham and on to an enigmatic cross-ridge dyke with superb views for miles around (5 miles, moderate difficulty) Thursdays.

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Cross-ridge dykes in Sussex by Curwen, E. Cecil Download PDF EPUB FB2

A cross dyke or cross-dyke (also referred to as a cross-ridge dyke, covered way, linear ditch, linear earthwork or spur dyke) is a linear earthwork believed to be a prehistoric land boundary that usually measures between and 1 kilometre ( and mi) in length. A typical cross dyke consists of one or more ditches running in parallel with one or more raised banks.

On the 16th August our archaeologist James will be leading a group o n a longer walk through Angmering Park Estate and up onto the downs to look at the site of a deserted Medieval village, Bronze Age burial mounds and cross-ridge dykes.

There are only a couple of spaces left on this walk so book soon to avoid disappointment!Followers: Perhaps the most famous Sussex landmark, Chanctonbury Ring has fascinated locals and tourists alike for centuries. We will explore the rich archaeological landscape at the site, including cross-ridge dykes, burial mounds and of course the ring itself, which contains not one but two Roman temples.

This walk is 3 miles and hard difficulty. Thedistribution of dykes within the project area seems more influenced by the scarp edgethan the position of barrows, and Church Hill is the only example of a group of barrowsnot on the escarpment that is associated with a cross-ridge construction of these cross-ridge dykes creates both a boundary and a barrier.

To the east of the Findon valley the cross-dykes appear to limit access to high ground, to the west of the valley the cross-dykes cut across the ridge and spurs acting as obstacles to east/west transit. As with previous areas investigated visibility to the cross-dykes from either the rivers or the Weald appear to be a factor for many of the dykes.

the south downs nmp pilot area 1 worthing to the weald Published by Guset User, Description: research department report series no. issn the south downs nmp pilot area 1 worthing to the weald national mapping programme report. A Sussex enigma: recent excavations at Belle Tout, Eastbourne Greg Chuter & Chris Greatorex Land organisation in Late Prehistory: cross ridge dykes on the South Downs Judie English The new Ancient History Education Centre for the Ouse Valley and Matt Edwards & Andy Gammon Newhaven Fort Lunch.

This is a review of the paperback re-issue by Nonsuch Books of the book originally published in The opening map shows the area that the Wessex of this book covers, namely the counties of Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire, together with bits of Somerset, Sussex, and s: 5.

The top destination for Megaliths and Prehistory worldwide. Heyshott Down Cross Dyke: The South Downs Way (aka. South Downs National Trail) runs through the centre of these Cross Dyke earthworks on the Cocking to Bignor Hill section in West Sussex.

The four cross-dykes are thought to b. Full text of "Antiquity A Quarterly Review Of Archaeology Vol.6" See other formats. The Cross Dyke above Hobb's Hawth, Alfriston, East Sussex - - jpg × ; 65 KB The Street between Craik Moor and Calroust Common - - jpg 7, ×.

Is one of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland cared for by the National Trust. Of historical interest is an Iron Age hill fort and cross-ridge dykes. The remains of a Napoleonic war telegraph station can be found on Beacon Hill, the highest point on Harting Down.

Petworth House and Park. Horsham District Archaeology Group hosts a talk on the Cross Ridge Dykes of Prehistoric Sussex, by Dr Judie English, at Beeson House, Southwater on Tuesday 13 June, from pm. All are welcome. Profiling the dagger-accompanied burial from Racton, West Sussex West Sussex, is profiled here through a range of studies.

settlement, cross-ridge dykes and barrow cemetery. Of historical interest is an Iron Age hill fort and cross-ridge dykes. The remains of a Napoleonic war telegraph station can be found on Beacon Hill, the highest point on Harting Down.

In the last ten years we have reintroduced conservation grazing in order to sustain the floristic diversity. There are probable examples of such cross-ridge dykes covering the approaches to hill-forts elsewhere in Wessex (as at White Sheet Hill, Kilmington, Wilts.) and a number of such dykes facing outwards from an Iron Age 'A' settlement on Knowle Hill (Church Knowle (54, 56)) might easily have been developed into a.

Join archaeologist James Sainsbury for the Cross Dykes and Deserted Villages archaeology walk at Patching. Starting in Patching village, this walk will take us across the Downs through the Angmering Park Estate, above the deserted medieval village of Barpham and on to an enigmatic cross-ridge dyke with superb views for miles around This walk is 5 miles and moderate difficulty.

Shorter cross-ridge dykes found on the chalk of Wessex, Sussex, Berkshire and the Chilterns probably relate to this same period. Ann Ellison has suggested that certain major palisaded settlement sites which appear at the beginning of the first millennium fulfilled the function of exchange centres for metalwork and fine pottery.

> Barpham Hill Cross Dyke - Round Barrow(s) in England in West Sussex Submitted by coldrum on Wednesday, 23 July Page Views: England Site Name: Barpham Hill Cross Dyke. Go over the undulating cross ridge dykes. These parallel mounds date back to the Iron Age, and may have been boundary markers or a checkpoint across the ridgeway.

The hillsides are strewn with countless yellow meadow anthills. The mounds retain heat from the sun which keeps the colonies warm.

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation.He fortified the weak spots on the dykes with walls of peat and easily repulsed the Normans, counter-attacking at Reach. He led a small raiding party of seven men against the outpost and killed all the guards there, except for one Richard, son of Osbert, who was the last man standing, while none of the seven attackers was killed.The Excavation of a Round Barrow and Cross-Ridge Dyke at Alfriston, East Sussex,by T.

P. O'Connor, published in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol.article, pp) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib ] & The Keep [LIB/] & S.A.S. library.