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HER Number:MDV41618
Name:Medieval Occupation, Church Lane

Summary

Several phases of domestic occupation dating from the 13th century were excavated on the east side of Church Lane. These buildings appear to correspond with buildings shown on the 1598 Norden survey

Location

Grid Reference:SS 836 001
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/224

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TENEMENT (Early Medieval to XVI - 1066 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

NMR, SS80SW40 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV339028.

C13th ditch, late C15th tenement, Church Lane, Crediton.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

A rectangular enclosure with no buildings is shown on the 19th century map.


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

A small rectangular building is shown on the early 20th century map on the south side of the enclosure.


Youngs, S. M. + Clark, J. + Barry, T., 1986, Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1985, 110-91 (Article in Serial). SDV24583.

An area of 160 square meters of medieval tenement fronting onto East Street in Crediton, and flanked on the west by Church Lane was excavated in 1986. A 13th century east to west aligned ditch, and a late 15th century house with external garderobe were revealed.


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


Gent, T. H., 2007, Review of the Archaeological Evidence for the Location of the Saxon Minster at Crediton, 3-6 (Report - Assessment). SDV339904.

Excavation at the Boniface Centre in 1986 identified several phases of domestic occupation dating from the 13th century. The remains of wall footings, drains and surfaces were excavated. These buildings appear to correspond with buildings shown on the 1598 Norden survey. The earliest activity was represented by an east to west oriented boundary ditch on the north side of the Boniface Centre. Pottery from the fill indicated the ditch went out of use after 1500. A continuation of this ditch was exposed immediately to the east at 35 East Street in Crediton in 2005 and 2007. The boundary feature was redefined in the post-medieval period and is expected to extend to the east and west.
Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24583Article in Serial: Youngs, S. M. + Clark, J. + Barry, T.. 1986. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1985. Medieval Archaeology. 30. Unknown. 110-91.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338960Report - Assessment: WSP Environmental Ltd. 2005. Mill Street, Crediton: Archaeological Assessment. WSP Report. 12262065. A4 Stapled + Digital. Appendix 1.
SDV339028National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SS80SW40. NMR Index. Card Index.
SDV339904Report - Assessment: Gent, T. H.. 2007. Review of the Archaeological Evidence for the Location of the Saxon Minster at Crediton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.69. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3-6.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV92121Related to: Late Medieval Cauldron Production Site (Monument)
MDV97406Related to: Medieval Boundary Ditch to North of East Street (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4270 - Mill Street, Crediton
  • EDV4348 - Assessment of a Survey Searching for the Saxon Minster in Crediton

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2013 9:51AM