Keys to the Past

Dyke at Black Down (Kirkwhelpington)

This cross ridge dyke was built across the summit ridge of Black Down at an unknown date in the past. Prehistoric farmers may have used the dyke to divide land into parcels that each contained high ground, lower ground and access to water.

Reference number:N9482
Historical period: UNCERTAIN

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington

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