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HER Number:MDV14721
Name:Old Road(s) at Lower Dunscombe


Seven superimposed road surfaces were visible during the excavation of a road drain at Lower Dunscombe, the lowest was about 1.07 metres below the present ground surface.


Grid Reference:SX 888 786
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChudleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishCHUDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/16/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Unknown date)

Full description

SX87NE/115, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV312474.

On the line of the teignbridge and haldon roman road. (anon). Margary quotes evidence for roman road (margary) (see headsheet). Vis=-/-/1989 (screech). This road line, which is also course of old turnpike road, is visible as a 7m wide embankment either side of dunscombe bridge (sx87ne/115).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV312477.

Des=worksheet/(screech, b. )/2/4/1989 in parish file/photos.

Unknown, 1964, Rescue Digs, 8 (Article in Serial). SDV312475.

A series of seven superimposed road surfaces was visible during the excavation of a road drain at Lower Dunscombe. The drain was over 300 feet long and cut across the road on a long diagonal. The lowest surface was 3 feet 6 inches below the present ground level, in excellent condition and covered with 2 inches of clean sand.

Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 118 (Monograph). SDV24025.

The agger is visible near Dunscombe Bridge, 24 feet wide with a hedgerow on its west side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 118.
SDV312474Report - Survey: SX87NE/115.
SDV312475Article in Serial: Unknown. 1964. Rescue Digs. Devon Archaeological Exploration Society Newsletter. 9. A5 Stapled. 8.
SDV312477Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV18525Related to: Roman Road from Exeter to Teignbridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2017 10:23AM