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Latitude: 53.2154 / 53°12'55"N
Longitude: -3.1511 / 3°9'3"W
OS Eastings: 323232
OS Northings: 369327
OS Grid: SJ232693
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.1H2F
Mapcode Global: WH76Z.KFQT
Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section from Coed Llys to Chester-Holywell Road
Scheduled Date: 18 August 1949
Source ID: 2838
Cadw Legacy ID: FL082
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Halkyn (Helygain)
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. The earthwork is a low rounded bank, with a ditch along the west side. It follows the junction of the plateau and valley slopes, fading out when this is exceptionally steep.
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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