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Latitude: 52.6579 / 52°39'28"N
Longitude: -3.1113 / 3°6'40"W
OS Eastings: 324929
OS Northings: 307267
OS Grid: SJ249072
Mapcode National: GBR B1.5QP3
Mapcode Global: WH79Q.5GP7
Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Section extending 760m N from centre of Goppas Wood to Hope By-Road
Source ID: 1979
Cadw Legacy ID: MG034
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
Community: Trewern (Tre-wern)
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, and is cut by a gateway, a trackway, and two streams. Through the majority of its length, with the exception of the area within Goppas Wood, this section forms the boundary between cultivated and improved pasture fields.
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, and varies in width from c.20m at the narrowest point to c.36m at the widest.
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