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HER Number:MDV75607
Name:Latrine Pit in Old Allotments, south of Morton Way, Axminster


A possible latrine pit was exposed in a geotechnical test pit to the west of the World War II pillbox, in an area of old allotments on the south-east side of Axminster.


Grid Reference:SY 297 978
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

  • LATRINE PIT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV342566.

A deposit of roughly laid, medium-sized limestone blocks was exposed at a depth of 0.95 metres in a geotechnical test pit. Between and overlying the stones was a deposit of cess-like material, and the location suggests that this may be the remains of a latrine pit to serve the nearby pillbox. Other details: Site 6.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342566Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 08.24. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5. [Mapped feature: #48235 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48167Related to: Pillbox in field south of Morton Way, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4523 - Archaeological Assessment of Land off Duke's Way, Axminster, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2012 12:10PM