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Wat's Dyke: Section west of Ty-Gwyn

A Scheduled Monument in Rhosddu (Rhos-ddu), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0687 / 53°4'7"N

Longitude: -2.9966 / 2°59'47"W

OS Eastings: 333317

OS Northings: 352851

OS Grid: SJ333528

Mapcode National: GBR 75.BQL6

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.Y468

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Section W of Ty-Gwyn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 376

Cadw Legacy ID: DE151

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Rhosddu (Rhos-ddu)

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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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