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Offa's Dyke: Section from point 90m south of Chirbury Road to south Boundary of Nant-Cribau Park

A Scheduled Monument in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6051 / 52°36'18"N

Longitude: -3.1305 / 3°7'49"W

OS Eastings: 323535

OS Northings: 301417

OS Grid: SJ235014

Mapcode National: GBR B0.8ZYF

Mapcode Global: WH79W.WSG6

Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Section from point 90m S of Chirbury Road to S Boundary of Nant-Cribau Park

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2623

Cadw Legacy ID: MG036

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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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