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Post-medieval dyke near Sook Hill (Melkridge)

Farmers built this dyke at an unknown date in the post medieval period. It comprises a ditch and a bank running for approximately 150m between King's Hill and Sewingshields Crags, north-east of Sook Hill. Archaeologists don't know what kind of boundary the dyke represented.

Reference number:N12312
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES

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Source of Reference
Local History of Melkridge

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