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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 ID: 3125
Cadw Legacy ID: DE173
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Linear earthwork
Period: Early Medieval
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Built-Up Area: Wrexham
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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.
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