SD9875 : Tor Dyke

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Tor Dyke
Tor Dyke
A defensive earthwork above Kettlewell utilising the natural escarpment. Part of the rampart can be seen. Over the wall is a ditch.

This was believed to have been built by the Brigantes in a vain attempt to keep the Romans out of the North Riding but is now thought to be the north eastern boundary of the Dark Age kingdom of Craven and once formed a line between Anglian invaders and native territories.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 July, 2006
Category
Earthworks   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 984 755 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.5171N 2:1.5605W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 983 755
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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