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Lightwood Farm Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Overton (Owrtyn), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 52.9629 / 52°57'46"N

Longitude: -2.9112 / 2°54'40"W

OS Eastings: 338889

OS Northings: 340998

OS Grid: SJ388409

Mapcode National: GBR 79.K7BX

Mapcode Global: WH89D.7SYG

Entry Name: Lightwood Farm Moated Site

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2208

Cadw Legacy ID: FL095

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead and measures 60yds SW-NE and 70yds NW-SE. It is surrounded by a wet ditch which measures 20ft wide and 3ft deep.There is no trace of any inner or outer bank, or foundations on a central platform.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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