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War Dike

Hob Uid: 65597
Location :
North Yorkshire
Scarborough
Staintondale
Grid Ref : SE9940099930
Summary : Medieval estate boundary known as War Dike, also identified from documentary sources as the Steindic, forming part of the boundary to land granted to the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem and later to Bridlington Priory.
More information : [SE 9940993] WAR DYKE [LB]. (1)

War Dyke appears to be the remains of a cross ridge dyke connecting cliffs on the E. with a natural valley on the W. The surviving portion is centrally placed, and is now utilised as a field boundary.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. (2)

The undated linear earthworks of War Dyke, Green Dyke (NZ 90 SE 19) and Stone Dale Dyke (SE 99 NE 11) appear to be isolated features and not part of a larger territorial scheme. (3)

A dyke known as War Dike used as a medieval estate boundary. Also identified from documentary sources from 1184 as the Steindic, it formed part of the boundary to land granted to the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem and later to Bridlington Priory. The remaining part of the dyke is about 150 metres in length and includes a bank up to 5 metres wide and 1 metre high and a 1 metre wide ditch to its west. (4 and 6)

This cross dyke of uncertain date is visible as an earthwork on air photographs, centred at SE9936 9992. Approximately 270m of this ditched feature is visible. (5)



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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" NSL.
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ECW 05-APR-67
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Source Number : 3
Source : British Archaeological Reports: British series
Source details : Prehist & Ro Arch of NE Yorks Map
Page(s) : 173, 175
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Vol(s) : 104 (1982)
Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 14-Aug-01
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/88011 00717-MAR-1988
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Source Number : 6
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Gazetteer Reference SD61, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
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Monument Start Date : 1184
Monument Type : Dyke (Defence)
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Cross Dyke
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (N Yorks National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : 7892
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34821
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 99 NE 32
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 99 NE 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1967-04-05
End Date : 1967-04-05
Associated Activities : Primary, THE YORKSHIRE COAST AND HUMBER ESTUARY RCZAS NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-05-12
End Date : 2007-05-31