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HER Number:MDV64838
Name:Pit north of Meadowsfoot Beach


Site of a shallow pit or gully excavated to the noth of Meadowsfoot Beach


Grid Reference:SX 611 473
Map Sheet:SX64NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolbeton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLBETON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NW/2/2/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (Post Roman to Late Medieval - 410 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Read, M., 2001, Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe (Report - Survey). SDV140212.

Reed, S. J., 2002, Archaeological Survey and Recording at Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe, South Devon, 3 (Report - Survey). SDV140214.

Sealed beneath the buried soil was a single shallow pit/gully, 0.2m deep and 1.7m wide, cut into the underlying dune sand. The fill consisted of brown sandy clay containing abundant charcoal and red burnt clay fragments. Fill samples yielded charred oats, henbane, legume and hazelnut fragments. Charred oats give a carbon 14 date of AD530-780 at 94.8% confidence. No evidence of in situ burning. No finds.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140212Report - Survey: Read, M.. 2001. Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe. A4 Stapled.
SDV140214Report - Survey: Reed, S. J.. 2002. Archaeological Survey and Recording at Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe, South Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.29. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV4849Related to: Amphora at Meadowsfoot Beach (Find Spot)
MDV47773Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Holbeton (Monument)
MDV64836Related to: DITCH in the Parish of Holbeton (Monument)
MDV64837Related to: Ditches at Meadowsfoot Beach (Monument)
MDV4848Related to: Early Medieval Settlement at Meadowsfoot Beach (Monument)
MDV47774Related to: STONE in the Parish of Holbeton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2214 - Archaeological Survey and Recording at Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe, South Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 10 2008 3:40PM