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HER Number:MDV42291
Name:Embankment, Rear of 48 High Street, Totnes

Summary

Robbed section of medieval town wall exposed during building work to the rear of 48 High Street, Totnes

Location

Grid Reference:SX 800 604
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/212

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOWN WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Bellchambers, J., 1991, Correspondence (Correspondence). SDV147346.

South Street, Totnes. During building work in 1990 an 'embankment' was observed and recorded by a member of the public in section beneath the rear part of the east wall of Huntwell House garden (48 High Street). Orientated east-west and faced with flat slates, the feature is tentatively identified by the observer as part of the Saxon burh defences. Letter and plans.


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

In 1990, measured sketch sections were made through an embankment orientated east-west on South Street beneath the rear wall of Huntwell House garden (48 High Street) which was interpreted as a remnant of the Saxon Burh defences. The embankment had an apparent outer facing of flat slates.


Dyer, M. J. + Allan, J., 2004, An Excavation on the Defences of the Anglo-Saxon Burh and Medieval Town of Totnes, 64, 72-5 (Article in Serial). SDV322415.

Robbed section of medieval town wall, almost 2 metres wide. Appendix 3.


Green, T., 2008, North Gate Lodge, Castle Street, Totnes: Results of an Archaeological Desk-Based Study, 32 (Report - Assessment). SDV342884.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147346Correspondence: Bellchambers, J.. 1991. Correspondence.
SDV322415Article in Serial: Dyer, M. J. + Allan, J.. 2004. An Excavation on the Defences of the Anglo-Saxon Burh and Medieval Town of Totnes. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 62. Paperback Volume. 64, 72-5.
SDV340328Report - Assessment: Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants. 1996. Assessment of Civic Centre Area, Totnes. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K477. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342884Report - Assessment: Green, T.. 2008. North Gate Lodge, Castle Street, Totnes: Results of an Archaeological Desk-Based Study. Southwest Archaeology Report. 060915. A4 Stapled + Digital. 32.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91387 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV42292Related to: Beehive well, Rear of 48 High Street, Totnes (Monument)
MDV53882Related to: Totnes Town Wall to the rear of 54 High Street on South Street, Totnes (Monument)
MDV9101Related to: Town Wall at the North Gate, Castle Street, Totnes (Monument)
MDV9103Related to: Town Wall, Guildhall Yard, Totnes (Monument)
MDV9102Related to: Town Wall, South Street, Totnes (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 23 2013 3:58PM