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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Commemorative stone

Summary

Type Marker

     Large upright stone with two plaques fixed to front face. Set on square concrete base with two steps.
     The stone commemorated the opening of Offa's Dyke Path and Park on 10th July 1971.
     Offa's Dyke is Britain's longest archaeological monument. It can be followed from near Wrexham in north Wales to the Severn estuary near Chepstow. The Dyke is thought to have been built in the late 8th century AD by King Offa of the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia. It may have served as an agreed territorial boundary or a defensive barrier between Mercia and the independent British Kingdoms.

Inscriptions

Inscriptions on two plaques fixed to front of stone: LLWYBR CLAWDD OFFA / OFFA'S DYKE PATH / FROM PRESTATYN TO SEDBURY CLIFFS / 168 MILES / OPENED HERE / JULY 10TH 1971 / BY / LORD HUNT, C.B.E., D.S.O. / EUROPEAN CONSERVATION YEAR / 1970 / TREF Y CLAWDD / '1970' SOCIETY / OFFA'S DYKE PARK / OPENED JULY 10TH 1971 / BY / LADY GREEN-PRICE

Related works : There is a marker at Prestatyn (outside the Nova Centre) at the start of the path.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Stone Stone 175cm high x 85cm wide x 90cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
POWYS071 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road None
Precise location Behind Offa's Dyke Centre
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1971
Unveiling details July 10th 1971
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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