Scheduled Monument List Entry Ref: 1010990 – Grid Tile: NW45SE – Cumbria
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Dyke: NY 47083 61223
Length (m): 1,868
Orientation: W – E
Overall Width (m): 36
Ditch Width (m): 10
Bank Width (m): 13 x2
Ditch Shape: ?
Volume (cu.m): 24,484 (@ 1.3 depth)
Man hours to complete: 80,497
Estimated Construction Date: Roman
Number of Quarries*** (within 200m): 3
Number of Springs**** (within 200m): 0
Dyke: NY 46462 60837 (no scheduling)
Length (m): 2,467
Orientation: N – S
Overall Width (m): 18
Ditch Width (m): 8
Bank Width (m): 5
Ditch Shape: ?
Volume (cu.m): 25,657 (@ 1.3 depth)
Man hours to complete: 85,523
Estimated Construction Date: ?
Number of Quarries*** (within 200m): 0
Number of Springs**** (within 200m): 0
Scheduled Monument Report:
The monument includes the section of vallum and its associated features between the road to Laversdale at Oldwall in the east and the west side of Baron’s Dike in the west. The vallum survives as a buried feature throughout most of this section. Its course is recognisable on the ground as slight depressions in fields and as distinct depressions in hedgelines which cross its course in the eastern half of this section. East of Baron’s Dike the vallum survives as a slight earthwork visible as four parallel flat topped mounds, 0.7m high. Excavations at Bleatarn by Haverfield in 1894-5 recovered remains of the vallum. This area is now partly built over. Archaeological remains have not been confirmed to survive below the modern buildings. Consequently the ground beneath the buildings is not included in the scheduling. Elsewhere there are no surface traces of the vallum. The excavations at Bleatarn suggested the existence of quarries here, possibly of Roman date, but the confusing nature of the reports questions the reliability of such an assertion. All field boundaries, buildings and road and track surfaces are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath is included.
Analysis shows that the Vellu seems to terminate when it meets Baron’s Dike – was this a source of water for the Roman Dyke?
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For in-depth information about British Prehistory, we invite you to explore www.prehistoric-britain.co.uk, an extensive resource featuring archaeology blogs and investigations. This collection includes modern LiDAR reports that shed light on ancient landscapes. Additionally, you will find extracts and articles from the Robert John Langdon Trilogy, offering fascinating insights into Britain during the Prehistoric period. Some notable titles from the trilogy include “The Stonehenge Enigma,” “Dawn of the Lost Civilisation,” and groundbreaking evidence of Post Glacial Flooding and its impact on the landscape we see today.
Robert John Langdon has further enriched the exploration of Prehistoric Britain through his YouTube web channel, boasting over 100 investigations and video documentaries that complement his classic trilogy. In addition to his extensive work, Langdon has unveiled a compilation of intriguing coincidences titled “13 Things that Don’t Make Sense in History.” He has also brought to light his recent discovery of a forgotten Stone Avenue in Avebury, Wiltshire, aptly named ‘Silbury Avenue – the Lost Stone Avenue.’
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NB. Recent investigations have indicated the location of hundreds of Quarries and pits built around Wansdyke and how the Dykes were used to transport the minerals transported in these Dykes – see the main site for details of blogs and books on this new discovery.