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HER Number:MDV56628
Name:Early Medieval Pottery at Little Pill, Tawstock

Summary

Trenching by NDRAU reportedly found Early medieval pottery at Little Pill.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 557 317
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTawstock
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAWSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit Site Code: ND10
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/554

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit, 1991, North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index, Site Code ND10 (Report - non-specific). SDV63429.

Trial trenching took place at Little Pill in 1986. (The NGR is given as SS5560 3160).


Mills, A., 1996, Pill Farm or Portmore? (Personal Comment). SDV79502.

Trenching by NDRAU reportedly found Early medieval pottery at Pill Farm. This site may be confused with Portmore Farm (See PRN 38912) but locals clear that pottery found at Pill.


Horner, W., 1997, Earthworks, Axe, Pottery and Coin Hoard (Worksheet). SDV79103.

Shown position of finds and pipe trench by local fieldworkers.


Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development Area at Larkbear Near Barnstaple, 7, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV79105.


Watts, S., 24/01/2014, Pill Farm or Portmore Farm (Personal Comment). SDV355875.

There appears to be confusion over the sites of trenches dug by NDRAU at Pill Farm, Little Pill and/or Portmore Farm in the 1980s. Possibly ND10 was at Little Pill in 1986 (although the NGR given is wrong) and ND19 at Portmore in 1987 (the NGR is for Portmore but it is listed as Pill Farm).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355875Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 24/01/2014. Pill Farm or Portmore Farm.
SDV63429Report - non-specific: North Devon District Council Rescue Archaeology Unit. 1991. North Devon Archaeological Site Code Index. North Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Site Code ND10.
SDV79103Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1997. Earthworks, Axe, Pottery and Coin Hoard. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV79105Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development Area at Larkbear Near Barnstaple. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.83. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7, 11.
SDV79502Personal Comment: Mills, A.. 1996. Pill Farm or Portmore?.

Associated Monuments

MDV38912Related to: Medieval Pottery at Portmore Farm, Landkey (Find Spot)
MDV38913Related to: Site of Trial Trenches to east of Lake, Tawstock (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • FDV84 - POT (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD)
  • FDV4280 - POT (XI to Unknown - 1066 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV1387 - Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development Area at Larkbear Near Barnstaple

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2014 11:22AM