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Beech Bottom Dyke, is a large ditch running for half a mile at the northern edge of St Albansmarker, Hertfordshiremarker flanked by banks on both sides. It is up to wide, and deep, and it can be followed for half a mile between the "Ancient Briton Crossroad" on the the St Albans to Harpenden Road until it is crossed by the East Coast mainline railway at Sandridge.

It was constructed towards the end of the Iron Age, probably between 5 and 40 AD. This, and other similar earthworks in the district, may have been built by the powerful Celtic tribe established in this area, the Catuvellauni, probably by King Cunobelinus to define areas of land around their tribal centre at Verlamionmarker - the predecessor of the Roman city of Verulamiummarker.

Beech Bottom Dyke is thought to have originally been part of a defensive system for a Belgaic settlement. Other defences are the Devil's Dykemarker and another ancient earthwork known as "The Sladmarker". These may have created a defensive earthwork running from the River Lea to the River Vermarker enclosing a very large area).

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