SO2581 : Offa's Dyke

taken 7 years ago, near to Newcastle, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Offa's Dyke
Offa's Dyke
Offa's Dyke (Welsh: Clawdd Offa) is a massive linear earthwork, roughly following some of the current border between England and Wales. In places, it is up to 65 feet (19.8 m) wide (including its flanking ditch) and 8 feet (2.44 m) high. In the 8th century it formed some kind of delineation between the Anglian kingdom of Mercia and the Welsh kingdom of Powys. Research in recent decades has dispelled many of the earlier theories and ideas about the earthwork.
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SO2581, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Boundary, Barrier 
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Offas Dyke 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2561 8117 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.4062N 3:5.7220W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 2561 8115
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Earthwork  Earth Bank 

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