TL6261 : Devil's Dyke, near Newmarket

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Newmarket, Suffolk, Great Britain

Devil's Dyke, near Newmarket
Devil's Dyke, near Newmarket
The Devil's Dyke is believed to have been built by the East Anglian Saxons in the 6th or 7th centuries. This rampart was built as a barrier against the Britons to the west, and to control a number of routeways into East Anglia.

Archaeologists have been studying the Dyke for the past 90 years. They have found that it was first laid out using a marker bank of topsoil. As the ditch was dug, the chalk rubble was hauled up and dumped to form the rampart.

The Devil's Dyke is protected by English Heritage as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is also designated as an SSSI by English Nature. A public footpath runs the length of the Dyke.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
Category
Dyke (defensive earthwork)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 621 612 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.5406N 0:22.3471E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 621 613
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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