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Latitude: 53.1552 / 53°9'18"N
Longitude: -3.0902 / 3°5'24"W
OS Eastings: 327194
OS Northings: 362564
OS Grid: SJ271625
Mapcode National: GBR 71.5CVK
Mapcode Global: WH776.HYPJ
Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section W of Garreg-Lwyd
Scheduled Date: 17 January 1951
Source ID: 2206
Cadw Legacy ID: FL087
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Buckley (Bwcle)
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 monument has a well preserved ditch, with a ploughed down bank. The western ditch is largely infilled at the southern end of this section.
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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