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HER Number:MDV121068
Name:Cluster of Postholes at Land off Burwood Lane, Caddywell Lane


A cluster of postholes identified by a trench evaluation. Suggested prehistoric date.


Grid Reference:SS 506 190
Map Sheet:SS51NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POST HOLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC? to 701 BC? (Between))

Full description

Litchensteign, L. + Rainbird, P., 2017, Land off Burwood Lane, Caddywell Lane, Great Torrington, Devon: Evaluation (Report - Evaluation). SDV360843.

An archaeological trench evaluation on land off Burwood Lane, Caddywell Lane, Great Torrington, Devon was undertaken by AC Archaeology during August 2017 as supporting information for a planning application for a residential development. The evaluation also targeted anomalies recorded by an earlier geophysical survey.

Outside of the enclosure in Site C five postholes were present. Four of these were in a cluster
and the finds indicate that they may be of prehistoric date, although no structure that they belong
to could be discerned. A gully cut by the enclosure ditch indicates that there is more than one
phase of prehistoric use present on the site.

Sample 4 (509), from the posthole F510 in Trench 5 had more limited environmental potential, containing only occasional charcoal fragments, HNS, CPM, weed seeds, grain. The posthole fill, which is limited in volume, however still shows some domestic background.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360843Report - Evaluation: Litchensteign, L. + Rainbird, P.. 2017. Land off Burwood Lane, Caddywell Lane, Great Torrington, Devon: Evaluation. AC Archaeology. ACD1608/2/0. A4 stapled + Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7502 - Trench Evaluation: Land off Burwood Lane, Caddywell Lane, Great Torrington, Devon (Ref: ACD1608/2/0)

Date Last Edited:May 22 2019 10:26AM