Keys to the Past

Cross dyke south east of Hoseden Linn (Alwinton; Netherton with Biddlestone)

A cross dyke, or linear bank and ditch, lies across a flat ridge. It runs for 275m between steep slopes to the east and west and measures 7.5m wide overall. The medieval drove road, Clennell Street, passes through a gap in the dyke but 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:N1044
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1957; A S Phillips
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1975; I S Sainsbury



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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