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 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.
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