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Offa's Dyke: Section south west from Tatham Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Ruabon (Rhiwabon), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9878 / 52°59'15"N

Longitude: -3.0501 / 3°3'0"W

OS Eastings: 329604

OS Northings: 343897

OS Grid: SJ296438

Mapcode National: GBR 73.HX6M

Mapcode Global: WH89B.35VB

Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Section SW from Tatham Bridge

Scheduled Date: 23 July 1930

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2954

Cadw Legacy ID: DE141

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Built-Up Area: Ruabon

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument consists of a linear earthwork, a substantial bank and ditch forming a major boundary between two adjacent landholdings, and of presumed AD 8th century date.

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 linear earthwork may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can 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.

Source: Cadw

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