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HER Number:MDV14403
Name:Early Medieval Activity at Honeyditches, Seaton


Hearths and pottery dated to the 11th or 12th century found during excavations in 1976 indicate activity on the site in the early medieval period.


Grid Reference:SY 237 909
Map Sheet:SY29SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSeaton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSEATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29SW/161/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XI to XII - 1001 AD to 1200 AD (Between))

Full description

Miles, H., 1977, The Honeyditches Roman Villa, Seaton, Devon, 73-76 (Article in Serial). SDV120057.

Evidence for early medieval occupation was found during excavations in 1976. The Roman bath house was apparently demolished in the early 4th century. In the brown soil which had accumulated over the building debris were two areas blackened by charcoal which produced early medieval pottery, dated to the 11th or 12th century. These were located near the stubbs of the bath house walls which appeared to have been projecting through the surface at this time. A small hearth of reused Roman tile fragments was associated with these features. The hearths suggests possible timber buildings. A flat-bottomed ditch running east-west down the hillsides through the extreme north end of the bath house also produced medieval pottery. The early medieval activity was possibly associated with the strip fields apparent on the Tithe Map.

Holbrook, N., 1987, Trial Excavations at Honeyditches, Seaton, 8 (Report - Excavation). SDV120091.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV120057Article in Serial: Miles, H.. 1977. The Honeyditches Roman Villa, Seaton, Devon. Britannia. 8. Paperback Volume. 73-76.
SDV120091Report - Excavation: Holbrook, N.. 1987. Trial Excavations at Honeyditches, Seaton. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 87.07. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV14400Part of: Honeyditches Multiphase Settlement, Seaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2011 9:43AM