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Latitude: 53.0519 / 53°3'6"N
Longitude: -3.0563 / 3°3'22"W
OS Eastings: 329293
OS Northings: 351037
OS Grid: SJ292510
Mapcode National: GBR 73.CN48
Mapcode Global: WH88Y.0KX6
Entry Name: Offa's Dyke: South Section at Coedpoeth
Scheduled Date: 8 February 1966
Source ID: 3129
Cadw Legacy ID: DE181
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth)
Built-Up Area: Coedpoeth
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 boundary monument. 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. This section is located immediately east of the road, which occupies the area of the ditch.
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.
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