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HER Number:MDV16021
Name:Roman Road in the Parish of Uplyme


The road is called 'Brodestrete in a survey of the Manor of Uplyme dated 1516. The name could be indicative of an early, possible Roman origin.


Grid Reference:SY 316 917
Map Sheet:SY39SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCombpyne Rousdon
Civil ParishUplyme
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBPYNE ROUSDON
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMOUTH
Ecclesiastical ParishUPLYME

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY39SW/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Constructed, Roman to XVI - 43 AD? to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 25, 26, 116 (Monograph). SDV24025.

Part of the route of the Roman road from Charmouth to Exeter. Margary suggests that parish boundaries, which are often early Saxon in origin, frequently follow Roman roads. A 'straet' in the Saxon period was a paved or metalled road ie a Roman road.

Fox, H. S. A., 1970, The Boundary of Uplyme, 41, Fig. 1 (Article in Serial). SDV120527.

The road is called Brodestrete in a survey of the Manor of Uplyme dated 1516. Part of it forms the parish boundary. [Fox refers to the road as the A35 but it is the A3052.]

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1526 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

A35 [Devon section is now the A3052] follows line of Roman road from Exeter to Charmouth. A35 road called 'Brodestrete' in survey of 1516. Part of road forms parish boundary.

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

Road marked as A3052.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV120527Article in Serial: Fox, H. S. A.. 1970. The Boundary of Uplyme. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 102. 41, Fig. 1.
SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 25, 26, 116.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1526.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126580 Based on line of parish boundary, ]

Associated Monuments

MDV115594Part of: Roman road from Charmouth (Dorset) to Exeter (Monument)
MDV106640Related to: Former Routeway Along the A3052, South-West of Ware Cross, Uplyme (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 22 2020 2:30PM