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HER Number:MDV24862
Name:Amphora at Sprat Ridge

Summary

Amphora recovered from Sprat Ridge in 1906. Possibly mediterranean in origin and of medieval or post medieval date.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 461 313
Map Sheet:SS43SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43SE/176

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1956, Amphora from Sprat Ridge (Correspondence). SDV342434.

An amphora was found on Sprat Ridge in the Taw/Torridge estuary in 1906. Of reddish brown fabric, height 15.5 inches, diameter at theshoulder 6.75 inches. Drawing and photographs in parish file. Correspondence by A. Fox with various authorities suggests a possible mediterranean origin. May date from the medieval or post medieval periods.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Other details: Survey number 1256.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342434Correspondence: Fox, A.. 1956. Amphora from Sprat Ridge. Letters to A. Fox from various correspondents, plus photographs, drawing an. A4 Unbound + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV3875 - AMPHORA (XI to Unknown - 1066 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2009 2:05PM