CPAT have just completed a fabulous 2-week dig funded by the National Trust and Cadw, and supported by volunteer diggers (including University of Chester students), in the Chirk Castle Estate (Chirk, Wrexham). As well as opening trenches near the castle itself, they have been investigating a hitherto completely denuded section of the famous eighth-century AD linear earthwork: Offa’s Dyke to the north of the castle. The dig is summed up by an article (including a fab video) in The Leader (note: there are a few typos in the article: “Cadwr” = Cadw, “Offah’s” = Offa’s and “Erdigg” = Erddig).
Continue reading – The Mother of All Ditches! Offa’s Dyke at Chirk Castle