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Wat's Dyke: Section north of Rhydyn Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Hope (Yr Hob), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1134 / 53°6'48"N

Longitude: -3.0302 / 3°1'48"W

OS Eastings: 331138

OS Northings: 357852

OS Grid: SJ311578

Mapcode National: GBR 74.7VVC

Mapcode Global: WH88R.F08J

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section N of Rhydyn Farm

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2212

Cadw Legacy ID: FL119

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Hope (Yr Hob)

Built-Up Area: Hope

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a length of Wat’s Dyke, a presumed 8th century AD defensive bank and ditch.

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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