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HER Number:MDV67181
Name:TRACKWAY in the Parish of North Tawton

Summary

Track with a pronounced camber excavated with sherds of Roman pottery & a fragment of worked basalt. A further metalled surface was excavated to the west

Location

Grid Reference:SS 660 002
Map Sheet:SS60SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SE/64/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRACKWAY (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Passmore, A. J., 2003, Archaeological Recording During Gas Main Realignment South of Newland Mill, North Tawton, 5,6-7,12 (Report - Survey). SDV219497.

During the excavation of for a new gas pipeline in 2003 Exeter Archaeology revealed a surface to the east of a ditch. The track with a pronounced camber was aligned north-south & consisted of three bedding deposits overlain by two layers of compact gravel & waterworn stones forming at least one surface that survived to a maximum width of 2.5m. Sherds of Roman pottery & a fragment of worked basalt were recovered from this area. Environmental analysis suggested largely open & undisturbed land prior to construction of the trackway. A further metalled surface was excavated to the west & partly overlying the ditch. Other details: Figs 3-4.


Passmore, A. J., 2005, A Roman Enclosure and Probable Roman Trackway at Newland Mill, North Tawton, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV344618.

Track or road of probable late Roman date extends across the site which is probably part of the Roman civil occupation of the site. It was aligned approximately north-south and its line seems to have been fossilised in a later hedgebank and trackway depicted on the 1888 Ordnance Survey map, now ploughed out.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219497Report - Survey: Passmore, A. J.. 2003. Archaeological Recording During Gas Main Realignment South of Newland Mill, North Tawton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.25. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5,6-7,12.
SDV344618Article in Serial: Passmore, A. J.. 2005. A Roman Enclosure and Probable Roman Trackway at Newland Mill, North Tawton. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 63. Paperback Volume. 37.

Associated Monuments

MDV55835Related to: Building within the North Tawton Roman military complex (Monument)
MDV29193Related to: North Tawton Roman Fort II (Monument)
MDV29192Related to: Ring Ditch to south of The Barton, North Tawton (Monument)
MDV103778Related to: Roman Military Complex at North Tawton (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV122 - WORKED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • FDV121 - POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4711 - Archaeological Recording During Gas Pipeline Realignment

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM