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HER Number:MDV61288
Name:Timber stakes recorded on Otter flood plain, Feniton

Summary

Timber stakes recorded within flood plain of Ottery during construction of new A30. Those from Vine Water channel radiocarbon dated to AD1430-1660.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 115 989
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFeniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFENITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/195

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WOOD (Early Medieval to XVI - 1066 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Wessex Archaeology, 1998, A30 Honiton to Exeter Improvements, Devon 1996-8: Proposals for Archaeological Post-excavation: Part III, 5-9 (Report - non-specific). SDV338771.

A series of timber stakes and one larger wooden object recorded in the flood plain of the Otter centred on above NGR. Predominantly buried under alluvial deposits. Observation and recording constrained by weather and health and safety considerations. However, some of the stakes may represent the remains of a leat or possibly a sluice structure to help drain water meadows (an apparent faced stone structure was observed at Vine Water diversion). Over 100 timber fragments were recorded from the Otter, of which 3 may be planks and 80 are stakes. Samples taken for species identification.


Exeter Archaeology, 2002, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Feniton Mill, Feniton, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV338788.

Series of timber stakes of indeterminate function were recorded adjacent to and within the Vine Water channel during the construction of the new A30. They were radiocarbon dated to 1430-1660 AD.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338771Report - non-specific: Wessex Archaeology. 1998. A30 Honiton to Exeter Improvements, Devon 1996-8: Proposals for Archaeological Post-excavation: Part III. Wessex Archaeology Report. 42412.4. Unknown. 5-9.
SDV338788Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Feniton Mill, Feniton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.05. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2007 10:21AM