Cross Ridge Dyke 1000m South West of Higher Berry Court Cottages
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County Council (Unitary)
Donhead St Mary
South West Wiltshire
SJ919919 (391930, 120632)
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A cross-ridge dyke situated 1km south west of Higher Berry Court Cottages. The dyke extends for about 118 metres north east-south west across a north facing spur. The dyke has two ditches with downhill banks. The upper southern ditch is 'V'-shaped in profile, 5 metres wide and 1.4 metres below the upper ground level. The upper bank is flat-topped, 6 metres wide and 0.8 metres high above the upper ditch. The lower ditch is broader in profile, 7 metres wide, 1.6 metres deep below the upper bank and 0.6 metres deep below the lower bank which is 4 metres wide and 0.9 metres high. The western end of the earthwork has been truncated by a small farm track. The dyke would have originally extended further to the west but this area has been destroyed by a chalk quarry, several hollow ways, and possibly the route of a Roman road. The eastern end of the dyke has also been disturbed. This is one of several similar monuments in this area. Scheduled.
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