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HER Number:MDV46209
Name:John Acres Lane, Kingsteignton

Summary

John Acres Lane follows the route of the possibly Prehistoric Goatpath from Gappah to the River Teign

Location

Grid Reference:SX 862 761
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/153

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Medieval - 698000 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A., 1992, Environmental statement on the proposed extension of the Heathfield landfill site, Kingsteignton. Appendix 4: archaeological assessment, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV312426.

John Acres Lane follows the route of the 'Goatpath'. Probable Prehistoric routeway leading to Gappah.


Whitton, C. J. M., 2002, Watching Brief Undertaken during Construction of a Pipeline between Heathfield Landfill Site and the Ugbrooke Stream (Report - Watching Brief). SDV339588.

A watching brief was undertaken during the construction of a pipeline in 2002 which crossed the route of the probably Prehistoric 'Goatpath' at SX86357645. No earlier road surfaces or features were exposed although fragments of charred seeds were recovered from the buried soil sealed by the hedgebank to the west of 'John Acres Lane'.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 3 & 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.

The old John Acres Lane follows the course of a probable Prehistoric trackway called 'Goatpath'. The track linked Gappah to the north, Fosterville, Preston, Kingsteignton and the historic crossing at Teign Bridge. It continued in use throughout the medieval and post medieval periods. The original alignment only survives to the north but it formerly ran between Whitepit Quarry and John Acres Quarry. Remnants of the lane survived until Whitepit and John Acres Lane Quarries were amalgamated. Other details: Site 14.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV312426Report - Assessment: Pye, A.. 1992. Environmental statement on the proposed extension of the Heathfield landfill site, Kingsteignton. Appendix 4: archaeological assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.14. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV339561Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP). Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3 & 8.
SDV339588Report - Watching Brief: Whitton, C. J. M.. 2002. Watching Brief Undertaken during Construction of a Pipeline between Heathfield Landfill Site and the Ugbrooke Stream. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 4413. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV45732Related to: Fosterville Settlement (Monument)
MDV13788Related to: Great Leeds Barrow Fieldname (Monument)
MDV13789Related to: Little Leeds Barrow Fieldname (Monument)
MDV45733Related to: Pepperdon (Monument)
MDV16746Related to: ROAD in the Parish of Ogwell (Monument)
MDV9026Related to: SETTLEMENT in the Parish of Kingsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4322 - Southacre and John Acres Lane/Whitepit

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2017 11:19AM