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Cross dyke south east of Uplaw Knowe (Alwinton; Netherton with Biddlestone)

A cross dyke, or linear bank and ditch, runs across the ridge along which Clennell Street passes. The cross dyke measures 130m long but originally was probably a much longer feature running between the steep slopes on each side of the ridge. A gap in the dyke allows Clennell Street, a medieval drove road, to pass through. The cross dyke was probably a prehistoric boundary that was reused in the medieval period. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N1041
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone
Local History of Alwinton
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone

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