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HER Number:MDV18517
Name:Roman Road to south of Crediton


Possible section of the Roman road from Exeter to North Devon, from Crediton to Codshead Bridge.


Grid Reference:SX 847 994
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Woodland perimeter of nineteenth century historic parkland at Downes

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NW/31
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Map object based on this source.

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

Margary suggests that a Roman road ran northwest from Exeter through Crediton.

WSP Environmental Ltd, 2005, Mill Street, Crediton: Archaeological Assessment, 3; Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV338960.

Some sources suggest that Crediton takes its name from the Roman settlement of Caer Eden thought to be in the area although there is no direct evidence of Roman occupation.

Morton, R., 2006, Land south of Exeter Road, Crediton: Archaeological desk-based assessment and archaeological recording, 10; figure 2; Appendix A (Report - Assessment). SDV337718.

Possible section of Roman road (Site7) from Exeter via the Crediton area to North Devon. Margary suggests that the Roman road followed the line of a minor road to the south of the River Yeo.

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

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 123.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337718Report - Assessment: Morton, R.. 2006. Land south of Exeter Road, Crediton: Archaeological desk-based assessment and archaeological recording. Cotswold Archeological Trust Report. 06100. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10; figure 2; Appendix A.
SDV338960Report - Assessment: WSP Environmental Ltd. 2005. Mill Street, Crediton: Archaeological Assessment. WSP Report. 12262065. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3; Appendix 1.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV9439Related to: Roman Road at Uton Quarry, Crediton Hamlets (Monument)
MDV18461Related to: Roman Road from Exeter to Burrington Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4151 - Site of Proposed Tesco Store at Crediton
  • EDV4270 - Mill Street, Crediton

Date Last Edited:Mar 27 2019 9:59AM