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Wat's Dyke: Section from Bod Offa to Whitehouse Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Argoed, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.1636 / 53°9'48"N

Longitude: -3.1015 / 3°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 326455

OS Northings: 363508

OS Grid: SJ264635

Mapcode National: GBR 71.4P3Z

Mapcode Global: WH776.BRC2

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section from Bod Offa to Whitehouse Farm

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2842

Cadw Legacy ID: FL086

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Argoed

Built-Up Area: Buckley

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument consists of the remains of a length of Wat’s Dyke, a presumed 8th century AD defensive bank and ditch. This is a well preserved and well sited section with wide views to the west. There is an additional section measuring 100yds long to the south-east of White House Farm. The bank here measures 4ft high, reaching a height of 8ft above 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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