Fosse Dyke

Fosse Dyke – Torksey Lock

Quick Facts

Fosse Dyke at Torksey Lock - towards the River Trent

Fosse Dyke at Torksey Lock – towards the River Trent

Where

Torksey, Lincolnshire

Map

When

  • Built to connect the River Witham with the River Trent, to provide the town of Lincoln with a water route to the North Sea.
  • Lincoln began as a fort in AD 54 and became a colonia in AD 80.

What Remains

  • This dyke is believed to be the first man-made canal in Britain and has been in use for almost two thousand years.

 

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