Clennell Street Cross Dyke 2

Has been described as a Possible Linear Defence or Dyke

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameClennell Street Cross Dyke 2
Alternative NamesWholehope
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishAlwinton

This bank and ditch runs along a flat ridge top from a disused Youth Hostel on Clennell Street to Kindlandlee Dean. It may have been a medieval boundary ditch to the Lordship of Kidland. "Documentary evidence suggests the large earthwork represents the work of the medieval monks of Newminster Abbey, demarcating the boundary of their pastures, but aspects of its morphology - such as the presence of pits in the bottom of the ditch - might also imply a prehistoric date." (Rushworth et al, 2005)

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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNT903094
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  • Rushworth, Alan, Roberts, Ian and Carlton, Richard, 2005, Droving in the Northumberland National Park (Northumberland National Park Authority) p. 56


  • Charlton, D.B. and Day J.C., 1979, 'Excavation and field survey in Upper Redesdaleā€“Part II' Archaeologia Aeliana (ser5) Vol. 7 p. 228
  • Dryden, J. CBA Group 3 Newsbulletin Vol. 14 p. 12-14