SE9987 : Skell Dykes

taken 3 years ago, near to East Ayton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Skell Dykes
Skell Dykes
The tree lined embankment is the Skell Dykes which survive to an impressive height crossing arable land on East Ayton Moor. The dykes comprise two ditches and two banks and run south from the scarp edge for a distance of 660 metres though they originally continued southward into Seavegate Gill. The name probably comes from the Norse "Skial" meaning a boundary. Their precise date and use is unknown but along with the scarp slope of Forge Valley they would have enclosed a substantial area so are probably and land ownership feature.
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SE9987, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Primary Subject of Photo
Dyke 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 992 874 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.3633N 0:28.6617W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 991 876
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Scheduled Monument  Arable Land 

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