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|Description ||This picture is to give an idea of the setting of the dyke. It can be seen running across the centre of the picture. This picture is taken from the ascent of Round Hill. There are two tumuli at the top of Grindle Hill, top left.
At just over 500 feet long, the Barrister's Plain Bronze Age Cross Dyke is the middle sized monument of its type on the main part of The Long Mynd. To the southwest it looks down into Barrister's Batch; at the other end, it looks down the very steep sides to Ashes Hollow, and across to the hill of Long Synalds.
The dyke sits in the lowest part between Grindle Hill and Round Hill, forming a complete barrier across the ridge (except where a relatively recent footpath bisects the centre), terminating where the steep sides of the neighbouring valleys begin to drop steeply.
For the most, it is between 2 to 3 feet high, around 17 feet across, with a ditch on the western side some 10 feet wide.
Access is best gained from the west. There is parking at Pole Cottage, which is also served by the Shropshire Hills Shuttles at weekends and bank holidays, April to October.|
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