Cross Dyke on West Harting Down, 650m South West of Foxcombe Farm

West Sussex

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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

West Sussex County Council

District Council

Chichester District Council

Parish

Harting

Parliamentary Constituency

Chichester

Grid Reference

SE765765 (476455, 118492)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.9602, -0.911238

Nearest Postcode

GU31 5PL

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User-Submitted Notes

Archaeological evidence has suggested that Harting Down was first occupied around 5000 years ago. Neighbouring Beacon Hill is home to a hillfort from the Iron Age, built around 500 BC as an animal enclosure and refuge.

In addition, a cross ridge dyke was built around the same time, may have been used to control movement of people and animals along the ridgeway.

Paul Brown, 13 August 2014

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