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HER Number:MDV71199
Name:DITCH in the Parish of Axminster


Ditch exposed in 2003 producing abundant sherds of Roman pottery


Grid Reference:SY 295 975
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Dyer, M. J. + Whiteaway, T. E., 2003, Archaeological Recording During Gas Main Replacement Works, Woodbury Lane, Axminster, Devon (Report - Watching Brief). SDV320799.

A ditch 1.2m wide x 0.6m deep aligned east to west was exposed during recording by Exeter Archaeology in 2003. Sherds of 3C-4C Roman pottery & a fragment of Roman roof tile were recovered. Some 40m to the south a large pit c2m wide x 0.35m deep was partly exposed from which over 20 sherds of Roman pottery were recovered.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV320799Report - Watching Brief: Dyer, M. J. + Whiteaway, T. E.. 2003. Archaeological Recording During Gas Main Replacement Works, Woodbury Lane, Axminster, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.38. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14185Related to: Roman Fort at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)
MDV42536Related to: Roman Settlement at Woodbury Farm, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV166 - POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FDV167 - TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV895 - Archaeological recording during gas main replacement works, Woodbury Lane, Axminster

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM