SZ1690 : Double Dykes at Hengistbury Head

taken 11 years ago, near to Wick, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Double Dykes at Hengistbury Head
Double Dykes at Hengistbury Head
A wide-angle view of the double dykes, from the seaward end. During the iron age the headland of Hengistbury was defended by this parallel pair of dykes that ran from the sea in the south to the Christchurch Harbour in the north. The intervening ditch has filled in over the past two millennia and recently the dykes (a scheduled ancient monument) have been fenced off to prevent further unwitting damage from the feet - and wheels - of the many visitors to the headland. This view is looking from the current southern limit of the dykes. When they were originally created they may have extended much further south, before the action of the waves (accelerated by human intervention) eroded the headland back.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 January, 2007
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 164 908 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.0283N 1:46.1097W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 164 908
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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