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HER Number:MDV125622
Name:Sidford High Street, Sidbury


The stretch of the A3052 from Sidford to Stowford is called High Street. The name is thought to denote the Roman origin of the road.


Grid Reference:SY 127 898
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDMOUTH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Constructed, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Stretch of road marked as High Street.

Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 117 (Monograph). SDV24025.

A Roman road is thought to have run westward near the coast from Charmouth via Timber Hill, Lyme Regis, Colyford, Newton Poppleford and Clyst St Mary to Exeter. The route after Lyme Regis is largely that followed by the A3052. From Sidford to Stowford the road bears the name High Street. The Saxon word 'straet' meant a paved or metalled road, indicative of Roman origin.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Road marked as Sidford High Street.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 117.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117307 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV115594Part of: Roman road from Charmouth (Dorset) to Exeter (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2020 2:19PM