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Offa's Dyke: North Section at Coedpoeth

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0551 / 53°3'18"N

Longitude: -3.0567 / 3°3'24"W

OS Eastings: 329272

OS Northings: 351395

OS Grid: SJ292513

Mapcode National: GBR 73.CG0Y

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.0GQQ

Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: North Section at Coedpoeth

Scheduled Date: 19 July 1965

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3130

Cadw Legacy ID: DE182

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth)

Built-Up Area: Coedpoeth

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 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.

Source: Cadw

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