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HER Number:MDV13784
Name:Roman Road at Sands Copse, Ideford


The line of the road takes the form of an untarmacced track at this location, about 6 metres wide with a slight ditch and mound on either side.


Grid Reference:SX 869 758
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIdeford
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 119 (Monograph). SDV24025.

Where the modern road diverges [to Combe Hill Cross] the Roman road can be clearly seen going straight on through Sands Copse. Map object partly based on this source.

Griffiths, D. M., 1983, Roman Road (Personal Comment). SDV360009.

Site visit 2nd November 1983. Between SX87017592 and SX86977574, the line of the road takes the form of an untarmac'd track, circa 6 metres wide, with a slight ditch and mound (circa 0.5 metres high) on either side. The surface of the track is very pebbly. The fact that the road forms a parish boundary may indicate its antiquity.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 119.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81034 ]
SDV360009Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 1983. Roman Road. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV18525Part of: Roman Road from Exeter to Teignbridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2017 10:33AM