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HER Number:MDV18461
Name:Roman Road from Exeter to Crediton


Possible route of a Roman road, now broadly followed by the A377, running northwest from Exeter to Crediton.


Grid Reference:SX 873 966
Map Sheet:SX89NE
Admin AreaExeter UAD
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
Civil ParishExeter
Civil ParishNewton St. Cyres
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.CYRES
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAMPFORD SPEKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS61NW/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 123 (Monograph). SDV24025.

Margary suggests that there was a Roman road running northwest from Exeter to Crediton, through the valley route via Newton St Cyres to Crediton as the hills around are 'formidable'.

Borthwick, A., 1999, Land off Mill Street, Crediton: The archaeological and historical implications of development, 2-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV323116.

The line of a Roman road from Exeter to the Torridge estuary is believed in part to have followed the A377 through Newton St Cyres to Dunscombe where another road is thought to have branched off westwards towards the military complex at North Tawton. The exact course of the road towards the Torridge esturary is unknown but it is possible that it ran on or close to the line of the present main street through Crediton.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 123.
SDV323116Report - Assessment: Borthwick, A.. 1999. Land off Mill Street, Crediton: The archaeological and historical implications of development. Alison Borthwick & Associates. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-3.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122711 Based on route proposed in SDV24025, ]

Associated Monuments

MDV18532Parent of: Roman Road in St Davids Parish, Exeter (Monument)
MDV108827Related to: Charlotte Street, Crediton (Monument)
MDV23402Related to: Crediton High Street (Monument)
MDV23476Related to: Former Main Road, Crediton (Monument)
MDV126834Related to: Roman road from Crediton to Burrington Moor (Monument)
MDV18517Related to: Roman Road to south of Crediton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 8 2020 4:09PM