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HER Number:MDV102733
Name:Cobbled Surface and Drain at 14 Cross Street, Moretonhampstead


Cobbled surface, open clay drain and a flagstone area in the garden of 14 Cross Street. They were probably laid in the late 19th/early 20th century. The quality of construction is consistent with small-scale industrial activity.


Grid Reference:SX 754 860
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COBBLED SURFACE GENERAL (XIX to XX - 1875 AD to 1925 AD (Between))

Full description

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2000, 14 Cross Street, Moretonhampstead Excavation Report (Report - Excavation). SDV350074.

Small archaeological evaluation undertaken in back garden of 14 Cross Street following discovery of a cobble set and open clay drain. In addition to the cobbles and drain the excavation also revealed an area of flagstones and a pit capped by a granite rubble layer which cut through the cobbles. The pit contained a variety of 19th and 20th century artefacts and also a base sherd from 13th/14th century jug from the Barnstaple/Bideford area. Unstratified finds included fragments of roofing slate and weathered granite boulders of a size similar to those used in the adjacent cottage and pottery ranging in date from the early 19th century to the 20th century. There was also one sherd from an internally glazed 17th-18th century jug from Barnstaple/Bideford. It is suggested that the drain and cobbles were laid in the late19th/early 20th century possibly related to the removal of the cross wing shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1906. The quality of construction is consistent with small-scale industrial/agricultural activity; an adjacent building was formerly a slaughterhouse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350074Report - Excavation: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2000. 14 Cross Street, Moretonhampstead Excavation Report. Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #62229 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV102724Related to: 14 Cross Street, Moretonhampstead (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6026 - Archaeological Excavation at 14 Cross Street, Moretonhamptstead

Date Last Edited:Oct 20 2015 2:21PM