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Monument Number 216034

Hob Uid: 216034
Location :
Wiltshire
All Cannings
Grid Ref : SU0902064570
Summary : Possible later Prehistoric cross-ridge dyke on Tan Hill, north west of Hill Barn, comprising an earthwork bank and ditch which is overlain by the Wansdyke. Scheduled.
More information : (Names : SU 089647 and SU 089646) Ditch (NR). (1)

A length of ditch on Tan Hill, north-west of Hill Barn. It is overlaid by Wansdyke; and easterly extension not shown on OS 6" is marked by Grinsell on his sheet terminating at (approx SU 09226450) and is visible on air-photographs. (2-4)

SU 08976478 to SU 09026457 A cross-ridge dyke comprising a ditch up to 1.1m deep and 8.0m wide with a bank 0.5m high and 6.0m wide to the E. It is cut by Wansdyke which clearly overlies it, and extensions to the N and S portrayed on OS 25" CSL are water worn channels. The easterly extension at the south end of the dyke, marked by Grinsell, is a separate ranch boundary type feature, for which see SU 06 SE 43.

Resurveyed at 1:2500. (5)

The possible later prehistoric cross-rig dyke described by the
previous authorities has been mapped from aerial photographs. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1926
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Source : Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book reference
Source details : Revised ONB Wilts 35 NW 1922
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Source Number : 3
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Private 6" (L V Grinsell undated)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : AP's (Crawford colln Wansdyke 02223-4 23.2.32)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 22-OCT-73
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/958 3086-7 01-DEC-1952
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 19-Jan-98
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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 13-Oct-99
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Source : SU 06 SE 15, 26, 44 and LINEAR 54 (Wansdyke, SU 0864) (1973)
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Source : SU 06 SE 12, 13, 15, 41, 43, LINEAR 54 (Wansdyke, SU 0964), SU 06 NE 33, 109 (SU 0964) (1973)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Cross Dyke
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 629
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28116
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 06 SE 15
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 216104
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 06 SE 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-10-22
End Date : 1973-10-22
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01