Cross Ridge Dyke, 800m East of Bleaklow
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Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
SE226226 (422562, 373548)
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A prehistoric cross dyke visible as earthworks on air photographs. The feature is visible on Google Maps accessed 26-JUN-2009. Oriented north-south across a limestone ridge, it comprises of a central bank 4.5m wide with a ditch of similar width on either side. In total the earthwork is about 14m accross and rises 2m from the base of the ditches to the top of the bank. There are possible traces of a further bank on the eastern side. It survives for about 60m truncated at the north by a track and by mineral extraction at the south. About 40m from the northern end is a break which may be original. It is believed to be Dark Age in date through comparison with other sites. Scheduled.
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