TA2169 : Steps down to Dane's Dyke

taken 7 years ago, near to Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Steps down to Dane's Dyke
Steps down to Dane's Dyke
Danes Dyke is a bank and ditch earthwork 'wall' which cut off Flamborough peninsula from the mainlaind. Despite the name, the Dyke has nothing to do with the Danes! The exact date of construction is uncertain; some sources put it squarely in the Iron Age (pre-Roman) while others suggest similarities to post-Roman earthworks. and was intended as a defensive structure to protect headland settlements.
The Dyke stretches 4km from north to south, enclosing a total area of about 5 square miles, and includes the most northerly outcropping of coastal chalk in Britain. It was probably topped with a wooden pallisade fence and would originally have created a seriously strong defensive barrier to anyone approaching the headland from the west.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 June, 2010
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Footpath steps   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 216 696 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.4909N 0:8.4738W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 216 696
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