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HER Number:MDV18544
Name:Roman Road in the Parish of Aylesbeare


The unusually wide verges along this stretch of the road are considered to be a good indication of a Roman origin for the road.


Grid Reference:SY 045 905
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAylesbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAYLESBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09SW/27/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 116-117 (Monograph). SDV24025.

A Roman road is thought to have run westward near the coast from Charmouth via Timber Hill, Lyme Regis, Colyford, Newton Poppleford and Clyst St Mary to Exeter. The route after Lyme Regis is largely that followed by the A3052. There are constant indications of encroachments upon the verges for much of the way between Newton Poppleford and Clyst St Mary, which are unusually wide for the area. A good indication of age in a road.

Stoten, G., 2006, Ottery St Mary to Aylesbeare, Devon: Archaeology and Heritage Survey, 18, Map 4, Gazetteer (Report - Survey). SDV347996.

Site 90. Roman road from Charmouth to Exeter. Heritage site of moderate significance. Potential for currently unrecorded archaeology low.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 116-117.
SDV347996Report - Survey: Stoten, G.. 2006. Ottery St Mary to Aylesbeare, Devon: Archaeology and Heritage Survey. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 05108. A4 Unbound + Digital. 18, Map 4, Gazetteer. [Mapped feature: #117304 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV115594Part of: Roman Road from Charmouth to Exeter (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 29 2019 10:18AM