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Latitude: 53.2561 / 53°15'21"N
Longitude: -3.1972 / 3°11'49"W
OS Eastings: 320228
OS Northings: 373898
OS Grid: SJ202738
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z3S.MH
Mapcode Global: WH76R.VFQ5
Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section in Fron Tydyr
Scheduled Date: 1 October 1949
Source ID: 2203
Cadw Legacy ID: FL081
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
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 section of the earthwork measures 170yds long, with a scarp as much as 27ft.
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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