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Wat's Dyke: Sections north & south of the Court

A Scheduled Monument in Offa, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0355 / 53°2'7"N

Longitude: -3.0036 / 3°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 332800

OS Northings: 349167

OS Grid: SJ328491

Mapcode National: GBR 75.DWCP

Mapcode Global: WH88Y.TYXR

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Sections N & S of the Court

Scheduled Date: 13 February 1958

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3125

Cadw Legacy ID: DE173

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Offa

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. This stretch of dyke forms the boundary between private gardens to the east and Erddig Park to the west, and runs for c500m. The scheduled area is divided into four parts.

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 dyke may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be further enhanced by their group value practices.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and the areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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