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Offa's Dyke: Section south from Pen y Coed

A Scheduled Monument in Brymbo, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0823 / 53°4'56"N

Longitude: -3.0634 / 3°3'48"W

OS Eastings: 328865

OS Northings: 354421

OS Grid: SJ288544

Mapcode National: GBR 73.9SF8

Mapcode Global: WH77L.XSDF

Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Section S from Pen y Coed

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3795

Cadw Legacy ID: DE112

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Brymbo

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 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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