Monument record MCC7284 - Oliver's Dyke, Stanway

Summary

Dyke, aligned N to S, from the south end of Kidman's Dyke South (MCC7283) running south through farmland to the Roman River and continuing beyond as Layer Dyke, c.1.5km in total length. A short c.330m-long section survives as an earthwork, in Chest Wood on the south side of the Roman River.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 9642 2096 (190m by 1563m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL92SE
Civil Parish LAYER-DE-LA-HAYE, COLCHESTER, ESSEX
Civil Parish STANWAY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Full Description

Section of dyke aligned N-S through farmland to the Roman River for c.560m and continuing beyond for c.1km as Layer Dyke. The southern part of the scheduled stretch has been ploughed away. Numbered 3b on the plan in Colchester Museums `Roman Colchester'.<1><2> It joins Kidman's Dyke to the north.<3><4>

Three sections have been excavated across the southern section of the dyke (Layer Dyke) in 1961 by B.P. Blake.<10>

Site Assessment = The southern part of the scheduled stretch has been ploughed away and shows as a soil/crop mark to the south of Chest Wood.<1>

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: AMRF. unknown. Ancient Monuments Record Form, Essex 10d. copy in SMR.
  • <2> Map: unknown. unknown. Essex 10d. copy in SMR.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: unknown. unknown. The Dykes.
  • <4> Map: unknown. unknown. The dykes.
  • <5> AP: Rogers, P. 1993. SWBW16/10-12.
  • <6> Map: Ingle, CJ, Strachan, D, Tyler, S and Saunders, H. 1993-2012. NMP Cropmark Plot - 1:10,000.
  • <7> DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - An Integrated Management Plan.
  • <8> DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - A Programme of Works.
  • <9> DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - Task Plans.
  • <10> Serial: Hawkes, Christopher, F. C. & Crummy, Philip. 1995. CAR 11: Camulodunum II. 11. p.34, p.124, no. 51a, b & c.

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Record last edited

Nov 17 2016 3:56PM

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