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Latitude: 53.1233 / 53°7'24"N
Longitude: -3.0347 / 3°2'4"W
OS Eastings: 330855
OS Northings: 358964
OS Grid: SJ308589
Mapcode National: GBR 74.77B5
Mapcode Global: WH88K.CR4F
Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section N of Carlton Grange
Scheduled Date: 12 August 1992
Source ID: 2228
Cadw Legacy ID: FL172
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Hope (Yr Hob)
Built-Up Area: Hope
Traditional County: Flintshire
The monument consists of the remains of a length of Wat’s Dyke, a presumed 8th century AD defensive bank and ditch. This section survives as a well preserved bank 1.5m -2m high on the west, and 0.5m-1m high on the east. Little remains of the ditch along the main stretch, though on the northern 10m, where the dyke passes into field 7800, the ditch is quite pronounced, and the bank survives as a low mound.
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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