Monument record MCC7468 - Sheepen Dyke, Colchester
|Grid reference||TL 97 25 (point) (FCE)|
|Non Parish Area||COLCHESTER, COLCHESTER, ESSEX|
Type and Period (1)
The Sheepen Dyke (not visible) encloses the settlement on the Hillyfields close by the river which was navigable at that point.<1><2> The dyke appears to have been filled in c.AD 43 although many parts of it may still exist below ground level.<3>
Site Assessment = The Sheepen Dyke was completely destroyed when the area was developed for industrial activity soon after the Roamn conquest.<1> A piece of the dyke was destroyed when the by-pass (Cymbeline Way) was constructed and the southern end destroyed when the land was levelled off to make a playing field, although it is possible that here a section survives below a considerable depth of topsoil below the playing field.<3>
see also MCC498.
- --- SEX70673 DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - An Integrated Management Plan.
- --- SEX70674 DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - A Programme of Works.
- --- SEX70675 DESC TEXT: Colchester Museum. 1997. The Colchester Iron Age Dyke System - Task Plans.
- <1> SEX33728 DESC TEXT: unknown. unknown. The Dykes.
- <2> SEX33729 Map: unknown. unknown. The dykes.
- <3> SEX33730 DESC TEXT: Brooks, H. 1972. The linear Earthworks around Colchester. A4 file.
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- Part of: Heath Farm Dyke Middle, Colchester (Monument) (MCC7279)
- Part of: Kidman's Dyke, Colchester (Monument) (MCC7283)
- Part of: Lexden Dyke (Monument) (MCC7281)
- Part of: Moat Farm Dyke, Colchester (Monument) (MCC7280)
- Related to: Sheepen Dyke, Colchester (Monument) (MCC498)
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Record last edited
Nov 30 2016 9:51AM