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HER Number:MDV71200
Name:DITCH in the Parish of Axminster


A ditch & a pit excavated in 2003 producing Prehistoric, Roman & Medieval artefacts


Grid Reference:SY 296 974
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 (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Dyer, M. J. + Whiteaway, T. E., 2003, Archaeological Recording During Gas Main Replacement Works, Woodbury Lane, Axminster, Devon, 10 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV320799.

A ditch 0.3m deep was exposed during recording by Exeter Archaeology in 2003. It contained 34 sherds of residual Roman pottery probably relating to the civil settlement. Two sherds of 15C/16C coarseware suggest the feature was of medieval or later date. Some 20m to the southeast a pit was exposed 0.5m below ground surface from which 8 sherds of Roman pottery, a Prehistoric flint scraper & a struck flake 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. 10.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds

  • FDV171 - FLAKE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV170 - SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV168 - POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FDV169 - POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV905 - Archaeological recording during gas main replacement works, Woodbury Lane, Axminster

Date Last Edited:Jul 8 2021 2:21PM