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Latitude: 52.9341 / 52°56'2"N
Longitude: -3.0933 / 3°5'35"W
OS Eastings: 326611
OS Northings: 337968
OS Grid: SJ266379
Mapcode National: GBR 71.MC39
Mapcode Global: WH78C.GJ70
Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Chirk Castle Section extending NE from Castle Mill
Source ID: 378
Cadw Legacy ID: DE134
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Chirk (Y Waun)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument consists of the remains of a length of Offa's Dyke extending approximately 490 metres through the grounds of Chirk Castle. The dyke reaches approximately 2 metres in height and is approximately 1 metre wide.
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 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.
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