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HER Number:MDV75280
Name:Medieval Feature east of Stokenham Parish Church

Summary

Site of a Medieval slate-lined feature excavated to the east of Stokenham parish church in 2002 and revealed as a culvert in 2005

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

  • CULVERT (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.

Two trenches were excavated in 2002 to the east of Stokenham parish church and several probably medieval features were exposed. A slate-lined feature interpreted as a possible grave and the foundations of a wall running east to west 0.8 metres wide were exposed in Trench 1. Walls revealed in Trench 2 were constructed of mud-bonded slate/shale slabs and the building was 5.2 metres wide and aligned north to south. Other details: Figures 19, 22.


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


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


Williams, H. + Turner, S., 2005, Stokenham: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in 2005, 23 (Report - Survey). SDV321702.

During the excavations in 2005 the slate-lined feature proved to be one of the two culverts 0.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres deep. It was suggested that culverts were associated with the farmyard of the medieval longhouse to the north.

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. 23.
SDV342101Article in Serial: Williams, H. + Turner, S.. 2005. Stokenham, Devon: archaeological survey and excavation in 2005. Excapades. 1(1). A4 Stapled + Digital.
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

MDV75253Related to: Medieval House 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

  • EDV1571 - Stokenham: Archaeological Excavation in 2005
  • EDV4487 - Evaluation to east of Stokenham Parish Church

Date Last Edited:Apr 6 2009 1:01PM