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HER Number:MDV17735
Name:Old Tiverton Road

Summary

Old Tiverton Road from Crediton to Creedy Bridge may date from the Saxon period

Location

Grid Reference:SS 841 008
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
Civil ParishSandford
Civil ParishShobrooke
Civil ParishUpton Hellions
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON
Ecclesiastical ParishSANDFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishSHOBROOKE
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON HELLIONS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/68

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Map object based on this source.


Hoskins, W. G., 1952, The Making of the Agrarian Landscape, 310 (Article in Monograph). SDV320933.


Luxton, C., 1955, The Tun by the Creedy, 33 (Article in Serial). SDV337633.

Old Tiverton Road, Crediton leading towards Creedy Bridge, the site of an ancient river crossing. One of the oldest roads in the district as shown by its sunken level. On leaving the town it seems to detour round what may have been a Saxon field. Possibly marks the boundary of the Saxon tun, or cultivated open field system. Cites Hoskins who says it may have originally been a ditch protecting the fields.


Gillard, M., 2005, Site at Red Cross Hill, Crediton: results of an archaeological evaluation excavation, Appendix 2 (Report - Evaluation). SDV337625.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object based on this source.


Smalley, R., 2015, Land at Creedy Bridge, Crediton (Report - Assessment). SDV359822.

The assessment considers land, approximately 31 hectares in extent, at Creedy Bridge, Crediton, which is being considered for residential development.

The Old Tiverton Road which crosses the River Creedy here is one of the oldest roads in the district and may be Saxon in origin.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV320933Article in Monograph: Hoskins, W. G.. 1952. The Making of the Agrarian Landscape. Devonshire Studies. 310.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337625Report - Evaluation: Gillard, M.. 2005. Site at Red Cross Hill, Crediton: results of an archaeological evaluation excavation. Southwest Archaeology Report. 051125. A4 stapled + Digital. Appendix 2.
SDV337633Article in Serial: Luxton, C.. 1955. The Tun by the Creedy. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 33.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV359822Report - Assessment: Smalley, R.. 2015. Land at Creedy Bridge, Crediton. CgMs Consulting. RAJS/20085. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV1131Related to: Colebrook Ford (Monument)
MDV17131Related to: Creedy Bridge (Monument)
MDV17737Related to: Exhibition Road, formerly Bramble Lane (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4145 - Red Cross Hill, Crediton
  • EDV7104 - Desk Based Assessment, Land at Creedy Bridge, Crediton (Ref: RAJS/20085)

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2017 11:26AM