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Offa's Dyke Section South of River Gwenfro

A Scheduled Monument in Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0576 / 53°3'27"N

Longitude: -3.0573 / 3°3'26"W

OS Eastings: 329236

OS Northings: 351667

OS Grid: SJ292516

Mapcode National: GBR 73.CFVD

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.0DFV

Entry Name: Offa's Dyke Section South of River Gwenfro

Scheduled Date: 16 June 1965

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3131

Cadw Legacy ID: DE183

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth)

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a length of Offa’s Dyke, a presumed 8th century AD defensive bank and ditch. It consists of a stretch of bank, with a ditch on the western side. A counterscarp (raised bank) may be visible on the west side of the ditch in places. This section of the bank measures 6ft high and 60ft wide. The ditch is occupied by the road.

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 dyke may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and the areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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