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Wat's Dyke: Section north east of Hen-Dy Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Buckley (Bwcle), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1517 / 53°9'6"N

Longitude: -3.0745 / 3°4'28"W

OS Eastings: 328240

OS Northings: 362158

OS Grid: SJ282621

Mapcode National: GBR 72.5HP6

Mapcode Global: WH77D.R15N

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section NE of Hen-Dy Farm

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2843

Cadw Legacy ID: FL088

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Buckley (Bwcle)

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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