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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
Source ID: 2842
Cadw Legacy ID: FL086
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
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.
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