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Latitude: 53.1191 / 53°7'8"N
Longitude: -3.032 / 3°1'55"W
OS Eastings: 331030
OS Northings: 358484
OS Grid: SJ310584
Mapcode National: GBR 74.7G0Q
Mapcode Global: WH88K.DVFQ
Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section N of the Rectory, Hope
Source ID: 2227
Cadw Legacy ID: FL171
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
The monument consists of a linear earthwork, a substantial bank and ditch forming a major boundary between two adjacent landholdings. Most date from the late Bronze Age and Iron Age. This stretch of Wat's Dyke measures 50m in length and is grass covered. The top of the bank lies under the Gresford Road, but the western side of the earthwork survives to 1.5m in height and is flanked by a western ditch which survives as a noticeable depression.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric/medieval defensive oranisation 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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