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Two intersecting linear boundaries in Dalby Forest, immediately west of Jingleby Tower

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Two intersecting linear boundaries in Dalby Forest, immediately west of Jingleby Tower

List entry Number: 1020336

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Allerston

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thornton-le-Dale

National Park: NORTH YORK MOORS

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 11-Feb-2002

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 35158

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

These boundary sections are a well-preserved and documented example of early post-medieval enclosure on the Tabular Hills. They illustrate the process of physical division between parishes of formerly common uplands, which took place in the late medieval and early post-medieval periods. The boundary sections provide a sample of a more extensive network of post-medieval boundaries within the parish of Allerston. The continued use of many of these boundaries during the post-medieval period demonstrates their importance in the landscape. The stratigraphic relationship between these two boundary lengths will preserve important evidence which will date their sequence of construction. This network of post-medieval boundaries is superimposed upon a pattern of land division dating from the prehistoric period. The spatial relationships and differences in form between the boundaries of these two periods demonstrate the changing character of landscape division over time.

History

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Details

The monument includes two intersecting sections of post-medieval boundaries, which are situated on the central plateau of the Tabular Hills. The first boundary section runs approximately north to south for 185m, between two tracks which truncate either end. It survives as a rounded bank of earth and stone, 3.5m wide and standing up to 0.4m high, which has a shallow ditch on its west side. Originally the ditch was up to 3.5m wide and 0.7m deep, but it has become partly filled in by the construction of the track running along its western edge so that now it is no more than 1m wide and between 0.2m and 0.5m deep. The linear boundary to which this length belongs runs from Dixon's Hollow in the north to the converging heads of Sand Dale and Heck Dale in the south and is used to mark the modern division between the parishes of Allerston and Thornton Dale. The second section is part of the boundary known as Red Dike. It has a straight course which runs west for 530m from the western edge of an unplanted avenue, to the west of Jingleby Tower. It survives as a rounded bank of earth and stone, 3.5m wide and standing up to 0.5m high, which has a shallow ditch on its south side, up to 2m wide and 0.5m deep. At its western end the ditch terminates after cutting through the bank of the first section of boundary. The Red Dike originally continued to the east of Jingleby Tower as far as the modern division between the parishes of Allerston and Ebberston and Yedingham, but this part has largely been destroyed by forestry operations. These boundary segments form a sample of the network of post-medieval boundaries which were constructed from the 17th century onwards, to enclose the wastes in the township of Allerston. They lie in an area which has a history of land division which dates from the prehistoric period.

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Selected Sources

Books and journals
Northern Archaeological Associates, , North York Moors Forest Survey Phase Two, (1996)
Spratt, D A, Linear Earthworks of the Tabular Hills: North East Yorkshire, (1989), 36
Spratt, D A, Linear Earthworks of the Tabular Hills: North East Yorkshire, (1989), 39
Winchester, A J L, The Harvest of the Hills, (2000), 26-51
Other
Survey database site 11\158, orthern Archaeological Associates, North York Moors Forest Survey Phase Two, (1996)

National Grid Reference: SE 88649 89064

Map

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