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HER Number:MDV114067
Name:Tree Throws, Land off Tiverton Road, Cullompton


Tree throws recorded during an excavation, land off Tiverton Road, Cullompton.


Grid Reference:ST 014 075
Map Sheet:ST00NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TREE THROW (Early Neolithic to Late Medieval - 4000 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Rohan, N. + Morris, B., 15/08/2014, Land off Tiverton Road, Cullompton (Report - Excavation). SDV359363.

Excavation undertaken in advance of a proposed housing development.

Many features on site appeared to be natural; ovoid pits with asymmetric profiles and uneven bases containing very clean fills. In general, the cleanliness of the fills and the general lack of finds suggested these were very early features, probably tree throws and ascribed to the Neolithic period. However, a very similar asymmetric pit appeared to cut a spread of material dating between the Iron Age and Romano-British period and they may in fact date to a whole range of periods. Three of these features contained single abraded sherds of Upper Greensand ware of probable medieval date, but given the size and degree of abrasion involved, it is possible they may be intrusive.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73404 ]
SDV359363Report - Excavation: Rohan, N. + Morris, B.. 15/08/2014. Land off Tiverton Road, Cullompton. Southwest Archaeology. 140815. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV6092 - SHERD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV6902 - Evaluation, Land off Tiverton Road, Cullompton (Ref: 140815)
  • EDV4672 - Evaluation of Proposed Cemetery Extension, Cullompton
  • EDV4862 - Geophysical Survey North of Tiverton Road, Cullompton
  • EDV5635 - Archaeological Evaluation, Tiverton Road, Cullompton

Date Last Edited:Aug 23 2017 1:29PM