Case Study 8
Environmental Stewardship Contract/ Archaeological significance funding.
Angular dolerite consumption dyke reconstructed in original style and historical specification.
Estimated original construction date: pre 1200.
Much of the wall followed the pattern of walling above, but some lengthy sections of wall had unusually large throughs topped with copestones in the valley section which were reconstructed as close as possible to the original wall.
Archaeologists suggested that this middle valley section of wall and large through stones beneath the copestones, in the image below was an ancient section of the consumption dyke and probably part of a small boundary perimeter wall to the remains of the neolithic village in the adjacent field.
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