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HER Number:MDV42204
Name:Roman Road at Woodbury Lane, Axminster


Metalling of the Dorcester to Exeter Roman road was observed during excavations off Woodbury Lane in 1990.


Grid Reference:SY 305 971
Map Sheet:SY39NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY39NW/16/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Weddell, P.J., et al, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV106865.

Area of compacted stone, primarily large + medium chert fragments. Surviving width 9.5m, although its highest level was 6m wide. Truncated to n by hedgebank. Represents the agger, built within a slight terrace (weddell et al).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV106866.

Frere, s. S.(ed)/britannia/22(1991)281/roman britain in 1990.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV106868.

Weddell, p. J. + reed, s. J. + simpson, s. J. /pdas/51(1993)52/excavation of the exeter-dorchester roman road at the river yarty and the roman fort ditch and settlement site at woodbury, near axminster.

Frere, S. S., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23798.

Metalling of the dorchester to exeter roman road was observed in 1990 at woodbury lane (frere).

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

Excavation confirmed the existence of the Roman road on a line circa 22 metres south of Woodbury Lane. The road followed a north-west/south-ease alignment within the field and appears to form part of a straight alignment 0.5 km long between Chatton and Symonds down house. To the east of trench 1 its course merges with that of the present Woodbury Lane.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV106865Migrated Record: Weddell, P.J., et al.
SDV106866Migrated Record:
SDV106868Migrated Record:
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. [Mapped feature: #25136 ]
SDV23798Migrated Record: Frere, S. S..

Associated Monuments

MDV118468Part of: Roman Road from Axminster to Honiton (Monument)
MDV64458Related to: Roman Road at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 26 2017 3:44PM