Record Details

NHER Number:29183
Type of record:Monument
Name:King's Dyke, a medieval to post medieval bank

Summary

This dyke is mentioned as an earthwork bank forming a flood defence in 1604. It forms part of the parish boundary between Methwold and Hilgay and may have originally extended much further to become the Southery to Hilgay boundary.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 6320 9614
Map Sheet:TL69NW
Parish:HILGAY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
METHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Mentioned as an earthwork bank forming a flood defence in 1604 and as the boundary between Methwold and Hilgay. It may have extended much further than the above references, even continuing to become the Southery to Hilgay boundary, but this is uncertain.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 28 September 1992.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R.. 1992. The Wissey Embayment and Fen Causeway.. East Anglian Archaeology. Vol 52, pp 58,73.

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