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Wat's Dyke: Section extending from Middle Sontley to Black Brook Bridge

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0087 / 53°0'31"N

Longitude: -3.0115 / 3°0'41"W

OS Eastings: 332227

OS Northings: 346190

OS Grid: SJ322461

Mapcode National: GBR 75.GDZ4

Mapcode Global: WH894.QM4T

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section extending from Middle Sontley to Black Brook Bridge

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3671

Cadw Legacy ID: DE153

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Ruabon (Rhiwabon)

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a length of Wat’s Dyke, a presumed 8th century AD defensive bank and 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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