Offa's Dyke: History and Guide
Presents a detailed description and analysis of Offa's Dyke that is set against the background of the political and social context of the kingdom of Mercia, over which King Offa ruled from 757 to 796. This book offers a fresh interpretation of the Dyke's line, length and purpose. It is suitable for academics, amateur historians and archaeologists.
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Early studies of Offas Dyke
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Anglo-Saxon appeared archaeological Asser bank and ditch bank of Offa's Brynbella Buttington century clay clear crossing Cyril Fox earthwork east eastern Eliseg evidence was found examined Farm feature Ffrith field boundary fieldwork fortifications Fox's frontier Garnon's Hill gateway Hereford Herefordshire Herefordshire Plain Hwicce investigated Kerry Ridgeway king kingdom kingdom of Powys land landscape layer line of Offa's linear earthwork Llandrinio Llanfynydd Llanymynech Lyonshall marked Mercia miles modern road monument northern Offa Offa's Dyke Offa's Dyke Project Offa's reign old ground surface Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey map original place-names places possible Powys River Dee River Severn River Unk River Vyrnwy River Wye Roman road Rowe Ditch Rushock Hill Saxons Sedbury seen shallow Sheepwalk Short Dykes short length shows silt slope stone streams surface evidence trench Treuddyn turf upstanding Vale village visible Wales Wat's Dyke Welsh western side Whitford Dyke Ysceifiog