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Offa's Dyke: Mountain View Section

A Scheduled Monument in Brymbo, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0808 / 53°4'50"N

Longitude: -3.0628 / 3°3'45"W

OS Eastings: 328907

OS Northings: 354257

OS Grid: SJ289542

Mapcode National: GBR 73.9SLY

Mapcode Global: WH77L.XTQK

Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Mountain View Section

Scheduled Date: 24 July 1978

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1016

Cadw Legacy ID: DE222

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Brymbo

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

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.

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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