Monument record MCC7280 - Moat Farm Dyke, Colchester

Summary

Rampart and ditch upstanding.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 975 255 (588m by 2997m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL92NE
County ESSEX
Non Parish Area COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Rampart and ditch upstanding.<1> The northward extension of Lexden Dyke (site 11628) north of the River Colne. It originally curved round between Black Brook and Salary Brook as is indicated by the name `The Rampers' given to this stretch in a C17 perambulation of the Borough.<2> Assigned to a phase of construction that took place around the time of Cunobelin's succession in AD 10.<2><3>

Site Assessment = This dyke still exists for most of its length because it runs through open countryside. It appears to be used as a boundary between the land either side of it and is wooded over in parts. Although the railway line cuts through its northern tip and it tends to fade as it runs towards the by-pass it is still in a reasonably good state of preservation.<4>

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - An Integrated Management Plan.
  • --- DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - A Programme of Works.
  • --- DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - Task Plans.
  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> DESC TEXT: unknown. unknown. The Dykes.
  • <3> Map: unknown. unknown. The dykes.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Brooks, H. 1972. The linear Earthworks around Colchester. A4 file.

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Nov 16 2016 1:08PM

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