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HER Number:MDV75253
Name:Medieval House east of Stokenham Parish Church

Summary

Site of part of a Medieval long house excavated to the east of Stokenham Parish Church

Location

Grid Reference:SX 809 428
Map Sheet:SX84SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStokenham
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKENHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Manning, P. T. + Reed, S. J., 2002, Archaeological Evaluation of the Proposed Graveyard Extension of St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Stokenham (Report - Evaluation). SDV342120.

Excavation of two trenches to the east of Stokenham parish church in 2002 revealed wall foundations and a stone lined feature which was interpreted as a possible grave. The absence of mortar bonding suggested the features were of medieval date and may have been associated with the manor house to the east.


Bradley, J. + Gaimster, M., 2004, Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2003, 229-350 (Article in Serial). SDV342122.

Two evaluation trenches excavated in 2002 revealed probable medieval features.


Williams, H. + Turner, S., 2005, Stokenham, Devon: archaeological survey and excavation in 2005, 51-59 (Article in Serial). SDV342101.

Other details: Figures 14-25.


Williams, H. + Turner, S., 2005, Stokenham: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in 2005, 16-26 (Report - Survey). SDV321702.

The southern part of a Medieval long house was excavated to the east of Stokenham parish church in 2005. The building was of dry-stone construction using local shale. The walls were between 6-8 metres wide with large facing stones protecting a rubble core. The west wall preserved evidence of collapse and the eastern wall showed plough damage. The evaluation trench revealed an earth-trodden floor and a minimum of 7 string-courses of preserved walling. Large shale blocks were identified in the southeast and southwest corners of the building. A filled-in drain was identified in the centre of the south wall suggesting the building was originally a byre.. To the south of this building several fragments of walls and culverts were excavated. In the south east corner of the trench a sub-circular stone-lined pit was excavated. Other details: Figures 14-24.


Unknown, 2007, Stokenham '07 (Report - Excavation). SDV342104.

Medieval long house and farmyard including culverts and hard-standing surfaces.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321702Report - Survey: Williams, H. + Turner, S.. 2005. Stokenham: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in 2005. University of Exeter and University of Newcastle. A4 Stapled + Digital. 16-26.
SDV342101Article in Serial: Williams, H. + Turner, S.. 2005. Stokenham, Devon: archaeological survey and excavation in 2005. Excapades. 1(1). A4 Stapled + Digital. 51-59.
SDV342104Report - Excavation: Unknown. 2007. Stokenham '07. University of Exeter. A4 Stapled.
SDV342120Report - Evaluation: Manning, P. T. + Reed, S. J.. 2002. Archaeological Evaluation of the Proposed Graveyard Extension of St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Stokenham. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 stapled + Digital.
SDV342122Article in Serial: Bradley, J. + Gaimster, M.. 2004. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 2003. Medieval Archaeology. 48. Unknown. 229-350.

Associated Monuments

MDV37108Related to: Enclosure east of Stokenham Parish Church (Monument)
MDV75280Related to: Medieval Feature east of Stokenham Parish Church (Monument)
MDV75254Related to: Prehistoric Ditch east of Stokenham Parish Church (Monument)
MDV13757Related to: Stokenham Manor House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1570 - Stokenham: Geophysical Survey in 2005
  • EDV1571 - Stokenham: Archaeological Excavation in 2005
  • EDV1576 - Stokenham: Fieldwalking Survey
  • EDV4480 - Excavation in Manor Field, Stokenham
  • EDV4487 - Evaluation to east of Stokenham Parish Church

Date Last Edited:Apr 22 2009 1:57PM