The Car Dyke Past Work, Current State and Future Possibilities
Lincolnshire Archaeology & Heritage Report Series No 8
This work presents the results of a survey of the present knowledge regarding the Car Dyke, one of Britain’s longest yet little known linear monuments. It was not until the 1960s and 1970s that detailed study of the Car Dyke was undertaken though never published. One of the key elements of the work was the collating of visual surveys. This has been updated with visual studies in 1996 and 2000 and includes: Potterhanworth, Dowsby, Thurlby, Billingborough, Horbling, Baston, and Helpringham.
The Car Dyke is recognised as being under threat and preservation depends on its management. This work represents a full picture of current knowledge upon which future research can be built. A number of possibilities are highlighted as having the potential to answer key questions as to the date and function of the Car Dyke.
by B B Simmons and P Cope-Faulkner
Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire