Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Wat's Dyke: Section from Chester-Holywell Road to Soughton Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Northop (Llaneurgain), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

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: Cadw

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

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.