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HER Number:MDV18554
Name:Roman Road at Sidford

Summary

The Roman road from Charmouth to Exeter is thought to have largely followed the A3052, passing through Sidford.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 133 900
Map Sheet:SY19SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SW/56

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.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2443 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Roman road from Charmouth to Exeter.
SMR.


West, A., 2007, Archaeological Watching Brief, Undertaken as a Condition of Planning Permission (ref.06/1760/FUL, EDDC) for Construction of Houses at Sidford Service Station (Report - Watching Brief). SDV338453.

No evidence for the Roman road was found at this location.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 116-117.
SDV338453Report - Watching Brief: West, A.. 2007. Archaeological Watching Brief, Undertaken as a Condition of Planning Permission (ref.06/1760/FUL, EDDC) for Construction of Houses at Sidford Service Station. Exeter Archaeology Historic Environment Record Entry. 6038. A4 Stapled + Digital. [Mapped feature: #9110 Equal to MDV125622 and MDV115594, Roman Roads., ]
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 2443.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4216 - Watching Brief at Sidford Service Station

Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2019 10:29AM