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Offa's Dyke: South Section at Coedpoeth

A Scheduled Monument in Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

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

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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