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HER Number:MDV51127
Name:Boundary Bank east of Velator Bridge

Summary

A stretch of stone bank east of Velator Bridge may represent in part the boundary of tenements, many of which were destroyed during construction of the railway in the 1870s.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 486 357
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS43NE/188/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY (Unknown date)

Full description

Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV81690.

A stretch of stone bank east of Velator Bridge may represent in part the boundary of tenements, shown on the mid 19th century Tithe Map, many of which were destroyed during construction of the railway in 1870s.


Sage, A. J., 1995, NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme: Summary Results of Archaeological Recording, 2 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV341047.

The stone bank east of Velator Bridge is constructed of fairly large slate blocks and appears to be bonded with mud. At the base of the build there is evidence of a wooden revetment slightly forward of the wall face. This is only visible at low tide and seems to be restricted to the east end of the wall. Two brick buttresses have been subsequently added in order to strengthen the bank, this may be associated with a raising of the ground level to the rear of the wall. Other details: (iv).


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 175.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341047Report - Watching Brief: Sage, A. J.. 1995. NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme: Summary Results of Archaeological Recording. Exeter Archaeology Report. 95.67. A4 Stapled. 2.
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV81690Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.36. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4407 - NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme Summary of Archaeological Recording
  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment
  • EDV946 - Archaeological Assessment of NRA Braunton Tidal Defence Scheme

Date Last Edited:May 14 2009 2:56PM