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Wat's Dyke: Section extending from Pentre-Clawdd to Wynnstay Park

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9882 / 52°59'17"N

Longitude: -3.0282 / 3°1'41"W

OS Eastings: 331076

OS Northings: 343926

OS Grid: SJ310439

Mapcode National: GBR 74.HWDX

Mapcode Global: WH89B.G47Z

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section extending from Pentre-Clawdd to Wynnstay Park

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2956

Cadw Legacy ID: DE155

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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