Scots Dyke

  • Description

    "The Scots Dyke (or Dike) is an earthwork constructed in 1552, about 3½ miles in length, stretching roughly west from the River Esk, and still forming part of the border between England and Scotland.....When eventually agreement was reached in 1551, the Debateable Land was divided between the two countries England and Scotland, and the boundary was defined by a shallow ditch with the earth thrown up on each side forming two parallel banks which became known as the Scot’s Dyke...."
  • Owner

    Visit Cumbria
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 9 months ago
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