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Brynbella Mound, and sections of Offas Dyke adjoining it.

A Scheduled Monument in Whitford (Chwitffordd), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.2842 / 53°17'3"N

Longitude: -3.3075 / 3°18'27"W

OS Eastings: 312925

OS Northings: 377156

OS Grid: SJ129771

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZBG.QF

Mapcode Global: WH76J.5Q74

Entry Name: Brynbella Mound, and sections of Offas Dyke adjoining it.

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2847

Cadw Legacy ID: FL103

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Whitford (Chwitffordd)

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument consists of a length of Offa's Dyke and an irregularly shaped mound located just to the south-west of Brynbella and between two sections of Offa's Dyke.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early medieval defensive organisation and settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A linear earthwork may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It measures approximately 560m in length.

Source: Cadw

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