Keys to the Past

Cross dyke (Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst)

Between 6000 and 4000 years ago, during the later prehistoric period, a stone and earth bank was built across the spur of Lordenshaw Hill. This dyke was probably a land boundary. The dyke is part of a Scheduled Monument, protected by law.

Reference number:N10781
Historical period: Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst

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