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WATS DYKE

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The earthwork known as Wat's Dyke, which stretches for roughly 38 miles from Morda Brook in Shropshire northwards to Basingwerk-on-Dee. Wat's Dyke lies to the east of Offa's Dyke, and its northern section, beyond the end of Offa's Dyke, stands alone as the early border with Wales. Forming the frontier boundary of Mercia, this largely continuous earthwork was constructed by King Aethelbald between 716 to 757.

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