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HER Number:MDV71119
Name:The Barton, Pits


Early Roman pits identified to the north of The Barton in North Tawton


Grid Reference:SS 661 006
Map Sheet:SS60SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (I to Roman - 1 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Passmore, A. J., 2004, Archaeological Recording at Site of New Warehouse for Vital Dog Supplies, The Barton, North Tawton, 4-6 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV319972.

A row of five pits aligned almost due west to east were excavated in 2004 during the construction of a new warehouse to the north of 'The Barton'. The small shallow pits of similar size circa 1 meter x up to 0.8 meters x up to 0.2 meters deep contained charcoal-rich upper fills. Radiocarbon dates of 100BC to AD130 were obtained from two of the pits suggesting they were of early Roman date and connected to the military cropmark site. Other details: Figs 3-4.

GSB Prospection, 2006, Roman Marching Camp, North Tawton (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV338954.

A line of circa 7 pits running east to west shown on geophysical survey to the north of The Barton undertaken in 2006

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319972Report - Watching Brief: Passmore, A. J.. 2004. Archaeological Recording at Site of New Warehouse for Vital Dog Supplies, The Barton, North Tawton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.11. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4-6.
SDV338954Report - Geophysical Survey: GSB Prospection. 2006. Roman Marching Camp, North Tawton. GSB Prospection Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV103778Part of: Roman Military Complex at North Tawton (Monument)
MDV4525Related to: Roman Marching Camp north of The Barton, North Tawton I (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV415 - Archaeological recording at site of new warehouse for Vital Dog Supplies, The Barton, North Tawton
  • EDV4269 - Geophysical Survey at The Barton, North Tawton

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:30AM