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Wat's Dyke: Section in Fron Tydyr

A Scheduled Monument in Bagillt, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 2203

Cadw Legacy ID: FL081

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Bagillt

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.

Source: Cadw

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