Moat Farm Dyke: a Northern Extension of Lexden Dyke; Part of the Iron Age Territorial Oppidum and Romano-British Town of Camulodunum


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English Heritage

County Council

Essex County Council

District Council

Colchester Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

OV977977 (597743, 226728)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.9035, 0.874816

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User-Submitted Notes

Most of Moat Farm Dyke in on land now owned by Colchester Council, who seem to disregard English Heritage regulations concerning National monuments.

Wishing to place a cycle route through a National Monument, destroying ancient woodland they will not manage for the nation’s heritage.

On the northern part between Bakers Lane and the railway line, the new development of New Braiswick Park is having a park area being built next to The Moat Farm Dyke, somehow Colchester Borough Council planning department; have allowed the developers and now Colchester Borough Council to allow them to be built on the National Monument.

It clearly stated on the monument schedule, that no digging is allowed within 15 meters on the monument, yet a path has been laid, non-native plants placed within 15 meter on the national monument, and the most disturbing part not putting up a secure fence that will stop children entering the Moat Farm Dyke, that has not had foot fall within it for over 70 years, this will destroy the carpet of blue bells and damage what is left of an untouched national monument.

A town council member; looks out of his house windows at this criminal damage to a National Monument and nothing is being done.

Friend of Moat Farm Dyke, 8 May 2013

Why will Essex County Council not remove the (Corporation of Colchester 1898)CO4 5BB road water road drains from sending thousands of liters of foul water from going down this 2000 year old national monument. causing erosion of what is left on this National Monument, deliberate corporate criminal damage.

You have just had it reported that an illegal connection has been found, and sewage and grey water contamination has been going down your drain to the river Colne.

you could put it down the Anglian water foul water system 20 meters from the pipe, or divert it to the new school you are building on the old brickwork's that made asbestos brick just watch out for what id in the ground, hay field for 100 years for a reason.

Friend of Moat Farm Dyke, 22 August 2014

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