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HER Number:MDV18564
Name:Roman Road in Axminster Parish

Summary

Roman Road in Axminster Parish running just south of Woodbury Lane and continuing west along a footpath known as Fairy Lane.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 296 975
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/49

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1806-1807, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV337526.

This extension is shown on the Ordnance surveyors drawing of 1806-7 but not as a fully fledged road, though 'Fairy Lane' is a road.

Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

There is a footpath shown on the Ordnance Survey 1963 6inch map running down towards the river but cut by the railway.

Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 114 (Monograph). SDV24025.

Continued course of Roman Road. The lane runs directly to Woodbury Cross and continues along a footpath known as 'Fairy Lane'. It is in direct alignment with the Roman Road running over Shute Hill and beyond.

Maxfield, V. A., 1986, Devon and the End of the Fosse Frontier, 1-8 (Article in Serial). SDV118209.

Purpose and extent of Fosse Way discussed.

Weddell, P. J. + Holbrook, N., 1987, A35 Axminster By-pass Report on Trial Archaeological Excavations and Documentary Research 1987, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV99942.

Henderson, C. G. + Simpson, S. J., 1990, Archaeological Investigations at Woodbury Great Close, Axminster, Devon (Report - Watching Brief). SDV118210.

Course of the Roman Road shown to lie just south of Woodbury Lane by watching brief on pipeline at Woodbury Farm. Foundation of large chert blocks overlain by gravel. Other details: Interim Report.

Weddell, P. J., 1990, Axminster Bypass 1990 Trial Excavations, Kings Farm Tipping Site, Woodbury Lane, 1 (Report - Excavation). SDV118220.

Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Appraisal of Potential Development Areas in Axminster and its Environs, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV99927.

Frere, S. S., 1991, Roman Britain in 1990, 281 (Article in Serial). SDV118217.

Simpson, S. J., 1991, South West Water Musbury to Axminster Water Main 1990: Summary of Archaeological Investigations (Report - non-specific). SDV99944.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118209Article in Serial: Maxfield, V. A.. 1986. Devon and the End of the Fosse Frontier. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 44. Paperback Volume. 1-8.
SDV118210Report - Watching Brief: Henderson, C. G. + Simpson, S. J.. 1990. Archaeological Investigations at Woodbury Great Close, Axminster, Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.
SDV118217Article in Serial: Frere, S. S.. 1991. Roman Britain in 1990. Britannia. 22. Unknown. 281.
SDV118220Report - Excavation: Weddell, P. J.. 1990. Axminster Bypass 1990 Trial Excavations, Kings Farm Tipping Site, Woodbury Lane. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 90.23. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 114.
SDV337526Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1806-1807. Ordnance Survey 3 inch Surveyors Draft. Unknown.
SDV99927Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Appraisal of Potential Development Areas in Axminster and its Environs. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.14. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV99942Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Holbrook, N.. 1987. A35 Axminster By-pass Report on Trial Archaeological Excavations and Documentary Research 1987. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 87.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV99944Report - non-specific: Simpson, S. J.. 1991. South West Water Musbury to Axminster Water Main 1990: Summary of Archaeological Investigations. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.18. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV42537Related to: Dorchester to Exeter Roman Road (Monument)
MDV18565Related to: Possible Route of Fosse Way (Monument)
MDV21483Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Axminster (Monument)
MDV18531Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Exeter (Monument)
MDV18531Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Exeter (Monument)
MDV18531Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Exeter (Monument)
MDV18531Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Exeter (Monument)
MDV18476Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Honiton (Monument)
MDV14185Related to: Roman Fort at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV64458Related to: Roman Road at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV64458Related to: Roman Road at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV64458Related to: Roman Road at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV64458Related to: Roman Road at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV42538Related to: Roman Road at Woodbury Fort (Monument)
MDV1875Related to: Roman Road from Exeter to Honiton (Monument)
MDV24540Related to: Roman Road in Axminster Parish (Monument)
MDV14186Related to: Roman Road in Kilmington Parish (Monument)
MDV14186Related to: Roman Road in Kilmington Parish (Monument)
MDV14186Related to: Roman Road in Kilmington Parish (Monument)
MDV14186Related to: Roman Road in Kilmington Parish (Monument)
MDV14187Related to: Roman Road on Shute Hill (Monument)
MDV42536Related to: Roman Settlement at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV845 - Archaeological investigations at Woodbury Great Close, Axminster
  • EDV846 - Musbury to Axminster water main
  • EDV847 - Archaeological appraisal of potential development areas in Axminster and its environs
  • EDV848 - Axminster bypass 1990 trial excavations: Kings Farm tipping site, Woodbury Lane
  • EDV849 - A35 Axminster by-pass

Date Last Edited:May 13 2020 2:12PM