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Latitude: 53.2051 / 53°12'18"N
Longitude: -3.1482 / 3°8'53"W
OS Eastings: 323406
OS Northings: 368179
OS Grid: SJ234681
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.23RH
Mapcode Global: WH76Z.MP2Q
Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section from Chester-Holywell Road to Soughton Farm
Scheduled Date: 22 September 1950
Source ID: 2204
Cadw Legacy ID: FL083
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Northop (Llaneurgain)
Traditional County: Flintshire
The monument consists of a linear earthwork, a substantial bank and ditch forming a major boundary between two adjacent landholdings, and of presumed AD 8th century date. This is a magnificant earthwork with a high bank and a deep ditch on the western side and a slight counterscarp except where it has been damaged or destroyed.
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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