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Latitude: 52.6474 / 52°38'50"N
Longitude: -3.113 / 3°6'46"W
OS Eastings: 324796
OS Northings: 306096
OS Grid: SJ247060
Mapcode National: GBR B1.6B87
Mapcode Global: WH79Q.4QWB
Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Section at Pentre Farm
Scheduled Date: 16 April 1991
Source ID: 2648
Cadw Legacy ID: MG217
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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.
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