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Latitude: 53.018 / 53°1'4"N
Longitude: -3.045 / 3°2'41"W
OS Eastings: 329997
OS Northings: 347260
OS Grid: SJ299472
Mapcode National: GBR 73.FYPB
Mapcode Global: WH894.6D8N
Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: Sections N & S of Bryn yr Owen Colliery
Source ID: 2325
Cadw Legacy ID: DE179
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Built-Up Area: Rhosllanerchrugog
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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 scheduled area is divided into two sections; DE179A to the north, and DE179B to the south. The two sections are divided by an unscheduled section in the area of the former mine workings.
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.
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