Monument record MCC7694 - Layer Dyke

Summary

A trench was cut by Bryan Blake in 1962 across the line of a dyke at this point.

Location

Grid reference TL 9633 2015 (point) (FCE)
Map sheet TL92SE
Civil Parish LAYER-DE-LA-HAYE, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A trench was cut by Bryan Blake in 1962 across the line of a dyke at this point. There is no record of this in Colchester Museum except for four photographs in the Prehistoric Collection marked `Layer Dyke'. Mrs de Brisay remembers it as showing that the dyke ran north-west to south-east along the line of the road to Woodhouse Farm. <1> AP's of the dyke at this point in McMaster coll. <2>

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- 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: de Brisay, K. unknown. SMR.
  • <2> AP: unknown. 1979. 1.21-22.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 3 2015 11:41AM

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