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HER Number:MDV45109
Name:Roman road along Tunnel Lane, Honiton

Summary

Alternative route for the Roman road to ascend the hill along Tunnel Lane.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 178 013
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHoniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10SE/194

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Roman to Late Medieval - 43 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Foster, K. + Skinner, R., 01/2016, A30 to A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV359378.

DBA undertaken along a corridor associated with the A30/A303 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn. This study is intended to inform the development of options for improvements to the A30/A303 between Honiton and Devonshire Inn.

The A30 between Exeter and Honiton corresponds fairly closely to the course of a Roman road that linked Exeter with Moridunum near modern Axminster (MDV1875). At the far southern end of the Site the Roman road passes through Honiton before heading east on a more speculative course. It is possible that the road followed either Northcote Hill or an alternative route along tunnel lane. There is no evidence for a Roman road running up the Otter Valley however local anecdotal evidence indicates that Roman finds including coins have been found around Monkton suggesting that there was some Romano-British settlement in the area. There are currently no Romano-British settlement sites known around Monkton or anywhere else in the Site.


Simpson, S. J. + Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1989, A Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of the Preferred Route of the A30/A303 (Honiton-Marsh) and A35 Honiton Eastern Bypass, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV136349.

Roman route from Honiton to Axminster. Most likely route would appear to be along Northcote Hill (st10se/87) but an alternative route ascending the hill would be along Tunnel Lane. Route possibly became the medieval "cheeseway" (st10se/93). Figure 15.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV136349Report - Assessment: Simpson, S. J. + Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1989. A Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of the Preferred Route of the A30/A303 (Honiton-Marsh) and A35 Honiton Eastern Bypass. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.16. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92397 ]
SDV359378Report - Assessment: Foster, K. + Skinner, R.. 01/2016. A30 to A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon. Wessex Archaeology. 111160.01. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV38710Related to: Cheeseway placename, Honiton (Monument)
MDV46380Related to: 'Cheeseway', Honiton (Monument)
MDV1875Related to: Roman Road from Exeter to Honiton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6910 - Desk Based Assessment, A30/A303 Honiton to Devonshire Inn Improvement Scheme, Honiton, Devon (Ref: 111160.01)

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2016 2:36PM