Offa’s Dyke Heritage
New Research on the Heritage of Offa’s Dyke and other Linear Earthworks
10.30–17.00, 23rd March 2018
The Offa’s Dyke Centre, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EN

Tickets can be booked by contacting the Offa’s Dyke Centre on 01547 528753 or by emailing The cost is £10 including a sandwich lunch.

This is the third meeting of the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory – a research network investigating the early medieval linear earthworks of the Anglo-Welsh borderlands: The Knighton workshop follows on from successful meetings at Shrewsbury (April 2017) and Cardiff (December 2017). The day workshop will explore the heritage conservation, management and interpretation of Offa’s Dyke and other linear earthworks of the Anglo-Welsh borderlands.

10.30 Registration
10.50 Welcome – Dave McGlade (Offa’s Dyke Centre)
11.00 Offa’s Dyke by Numbers – André Berry (HaygarthBerry Associates)
11.30 Archaeological Earthworks & Visitor Carrying Capacity: Proactive Versus Inactive Management – Dave McGlade (Offa’s Dyke Association)
12.00–12.15 BREAK
12.15 Wat’s the Problem? The Challenges of Caring for Offa’s and Wat’s Dykes at National Trust Sites – Kathy Laws (The National Trust)
12.45 Managing Linear Earthworks as Heritage Assets
– Liam Delaney (Herefordshire County Council)
13.15–14.15 LUNCH
14.15 Recent Revelations from the Lancaut Peninsular
– Andrew Blake (Wye Valley AONB)
14.45 Making Earthworks Visible: The Example of the Oswestry Heritage Comics Project – John G. Swogger (Archaeological Illustrator)
15.15–15.30 BREAK
15.30 Community Stewardship of Mercian Monuments Project (CoSMM)
– Ian Mackey (Field Archaeologist) and Mel Leggatt (University of Birmingham)
16.00 Offa’s Dyke’s Death Heritage – Howard Williams (University of Chester)
16.30 Discussion
17.00 Close