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HER Number:MDV71718
Name:Stream Culvert to the north of Crediton Parish Church

Summary

Diverted and culverted stream course across the southern edge of the Vicarage grounds. May have been the 'Litterburn', possibly the northern boundary of Saxon or early medieval settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 836 002
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CULVERT (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Venn, T. W., 1955, An Introduction to Crediton, alias Kirton or sometimes Critton, 28 (Article in Serial). SDV58742.


Borthwick, A., 1999, Land off Mill Street, Crediton: The archaeological and historical implications of development, 3-4 (Report - Assessment). SDV323116.

The diverted and culverted stream course found running east to west across the southern edge of the Vicarage grounds may have been the 'Litterburn' as shown on Norden's Survey of 1598. According to Venn this stream may have marked the northern extent of any Saxon or early medieval settlement.


Gent, T. H., 2007, Review of the Archaeological Evidence for the Location of the Saxon Minster at Crediton, 5; figure 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV339904.

The culverted stream was exposed during excavations in 1984 and 1991. Evidence from the 1991 excavations suggested successive rebuilding from the medieval to the post medieval period. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323116Report - Assessment: Borthwick, A.. 1999. Land off Mill Street, Crediton: The archaeological and historical implications of development. Alison Borthwick & Associates. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3-4.
SDV339904Report - Assessment: Gent, T. H.. 2007. Review of the Archaeological Evidence for the Location of the Saxon Minster at Crediton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.69. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5; figure 2.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV58742Article in Serial: Venn, T. W.. 1955. An Introduction to Crediton, alias Kirton or sometimes Critton. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 28.

Associated Monuments

MDV66965Part of: Litterburn Stream (Monument)
MDV28351Related to: Artefacts from Former Crediton Vicarage Garden (Monument)
MDV12611Related to: Collegiate Buildings, Holy Cross Church, Crediton (Building)
MDV60864Related to: Former Vicarage Garden (Monument)
MDV71717Related to: Remains of Stone Wall in Vicarage Garden (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2575 - Land off Mill Street, Crediton: The archaeological and historical implications of development
  • EDV4348 - Assessment of a Survey Searching for the Saxon Minster in Crediton

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2013 9:23AM