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Latitude: 52.343 / 52°20'34"N
Longitude: -3.0539 / 3°3'14"W
OS Eastings: 328295
OS Northings: 272179
OS Grid: SO282721
Mapcode National: GBR B4.TDST
Mapcode Global: VH76P.0CVQ
Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Section extending 165m S to Fildas Place and thence from Mill stream to Frydd Wood
Source ID: 2580
Cadw Legacy ID: RD016
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
Community: Knighton (Tref-y-clawdd)
Built-Up Area: Knighton
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument consists of a linear earthwork, a substantial bank and ditch forming a major boundary between two adjacent landholdings. Most date from the late Bronze Age and Iron Age. Offa's Dyke, however, is known to date to the later 1st century AD. It runs roughly along the border between modern England and Wales. It is traditionally thought to have been built by the Mercian King Offa in the later 8th century, but recent excavations on a section near Chirk suggest that work may have begun at least two centuries earlier than this. This section is in two parts, A the section by Mill road and B the section by Wylcwm Brook. Section A stands to a height of c 1m, is grassed over, with little remaining of the ditch. Section B is used as pasture and stands to a height of c 2m above the ditch on the west. It is surmounted by a hedge and fence and is revetted with stone where it is cut at its southernmost end by Ffrydd 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. The remains form part of the record of the line of the earthwork, and their importance is 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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