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HER Number:MDV41986
Name:Prehistoric and Roman finds discovered to the rear of 61-65 Fore Street, Totnes


Prehistoric and Roman finds were discovered during excavation in the back plots of 61-65 Fore Street.


Grid Reference:SX 803 604
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/148/1
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum Accession Number: 27/2007

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARTEFACT (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • ARTEFACT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Davison, A. and Henderson, C.G., 1985, Excavations at Fore Street, Totnes, 1984-85, 58 (Article in Monograph). SDV340327.

A small collection of prehistoric flints provides the earliest evidence on the site. A few fragments of Roman pottery and tile attest Roman occupation nearby; other Roman material was found in the excavations at the Castle.

Frere, S. S., 1986, Roman Britain in 1985, 417 (Article in Serial). SDV35312.

61-65 Fore Street. Back plots were excavated in 1985. Roman sherds and tile fragments were recorded in excavation in the back plots, suggesting a Roman building nearby.

Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants, 1996, Assessment of Civic Centre Area, Totnes (Report - Assessment). SDV340328.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Pink, F., 2014, Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions (Report - non-specific). SDV357343.

An excavation was undertaken at 61-65 Fore Street, Totnes by the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit in 1985.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340327Article in Monograph: Davison, A. and Henderson, C.G.. 1985. Excavations at Fore Street, Totnes, 1984-85. Exeter Archaeology 1984/5. A4 Stapled + Digital. 58.
SDV340328Report - Assessment: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. 1996. Assessment of Civic Centre Area, Totnes. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K477. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91273 ]
SDV35312Article in Serial: Frere, S. S.. 1986. Roman Britain in 1985. Britannia. 17. Unknown. 417.
SDV357343Report - non-specific: Pink, F.. 2014. Devon Extensive Urban Survey Project. Rapid Assessment of Archaeological Interventions. AC Archaeology Report. ACD473/1/1. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV5284 - FLINT (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV4274 - POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV6636 - Excavation, 61-65 Fore Street, Totnes

Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2020 11:31AM