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Latitude: 52.9984 / 52°59'54"N
Longitude: -3.0179 / 3°1'4"W
OS Eastings: 331782
OS Northings: 345051
OS Grid: SJ317450
Mapcode National: GBR 74.H5FX
Mapcode Global: WH894.MW3Q
Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section extending from Black Brook Bridge to Pentre-Clawdd
Scheduled Date: 2 February 1951
Source ID: 377
Cadw Legacy ID: DE154
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The monument consists of the remains of a length of Wat’s Dyke, a presumed 8th century AD defensive bank and ditch. This stretch of dyke forms the boundary between cultivated and pasture fields. The scheduled area is divided into two parts; Section A (northern) and Section B (Southern).
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 practices.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and the areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. The scheduled area comprises a linear strip enclosing the bank and ditch and c.30-37m wide.
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