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HER Number:MDV58661
Name:Wall and Terrace at Gommerock

Summary

'Structure E' a wall and terrace to the south of Gommerock

Location

Grid Reference:SX 888 505
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/8/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (Unknown date)

Full description

Wilson-North, R., 1996, Gommerock, Kingswear: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV342799.

Other details: Figure 2.


Watts, M. A., 1997, Archaeological and Historical Survey at Gomerock, Kingswear, 16 (Report - Survey). SDV173198.

Gomerock 'Structure E'. To the southwest of the tower-house lies a narrow terrace and a short length of revetment or parapet wall. The terrace is approximately 3 metres wide in front of the main entrance but narrows to only 1.35 metres at the southern corner of the building. Flagstones remain in situ over much of the terrace, but only a small section of the wall has survived. The vertically-stacked stones at the top of the wall, which comprises lime-mortared local shale, suggest that the surviving height represents the original height, only circa 0.5 metres higher than the terrace. Other details: Figures 10-11 and 23.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173198Report - Survey: Watts, M. A.. 1997. Archaeological and Historical Survey at Gomerock, Kingswear. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.61. A4 Stapled + Digital. 16.
SDV342799Report - Survey: Wilson-North, R.. 1996. Gommerock, Kingswear: An Archaeological Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8520Related to: Gomerock Tower, West of Castle Road (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4542 - Survey of Features at Gommerock, Kingswear
  • EDV4543 - Survey of Features at Gomerock

Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2009 11:54AM