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Wat's Dyke: Section west of Garreg-Lwyd

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

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

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

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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