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HER Number:MDV16587
Name:Zeal Monachorum, Dykes Gate


Site of possible opening through an earthwork or stockade at Aller Gate. Referred to as Dykes Gate in a charter of AD739.


Grid Reference:SS 737 027
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishZeal Monachorum
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishZEAL MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SW/40

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINEAR EARTHWORK (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Rose-Troup, F., 1942, Crediton Charters of the Tenth Century, 237-261 (Article in Serial). SDV38133.

At Aller Gate, Zeal Monachorum, there is the site of what may have been an opening through an earthwork or stockade on the road from Crediton to Okehampton. It is referred to as 'Dykes Gate' in a charter of AD739 drawing up the boundary of Cridie, an area roughly corresponding to the hundred of Crediton.

Finberg, H. P. R., 1953, Untitled Source, 8 (Monograph). SDV52742.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV38133Article in Serial: Rose-Troup, F.. 1942. Crediton Charters of the Tenth Century. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. A5 Hardback. 237-261.
SDV52742Monograph: Finberg, H. P. R.. 1953. The Early Charters of Devon and Cornwall. Unknown. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV67005Related to: SETTLEMENT in the Parish of Zeal Monachorum (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 27 2006 3:10PM