Cross Dyke on Bell Hill 610m East of Brooks Farm

Dorset

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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

North Dorset District Council

Parish

Okeford Fitzpaine

Parliamentary Constituency

North Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ803803 (380275, 109097)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.8805, -2.28041

Nearest Postcode

DT11 0EG

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Notes

Bronze Age cross dyke aligned south west to north east across the spine of a spur which slopes down to the north. It is one of four similar sites situated on the edge of the plateau. possibly associated with the contemporary settlement at Ringmoor, 850 metres to the south east. The cross dyke is 70 metres long and has a bank 8 metres wide and 1 metre high with a ditch on its uphill southern side 5 metres wide and up to 1 metre deep. At both ends the dyke runs out short of the shoulder of the spur and the eastern end is cut by the ditch of a modern hedge. The dyke has been truncated near its centre by a former track.

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