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HER Number:MDV76433
Name:Settlement at 4-6 Joy Street, Barnstaple

Summary

Excavations at 4-6 Joy Street revealed several phases of occupation between the late Saxon period and the 20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 558 333
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (VII to XX - 700 AD to 1973 AD (Between))

Full description

Cullen, B + Thompson, S, 09/2013, Joy Street, Green Lanes, Barnstaple, Evaluation, 3, 5 (Report - Evaluation). SDV357185.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Several adjoining buildings shown along the south side of Joy Street.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.


Miles, T., 1973, Excavations at 4-6 Joy Street, Barnstaple (Report - Excavation). SDV344470.

Excavations at 4-6 Joy Street in Barnstaple revealed several phases of occupation between the late Saxon period and the 20th century. Several phases of timber slots and post holes and a cobbled street were exposed dating to the late Saxon and early Medieval period. The Medieval period was represented by two properties on stone foundations fronting onto Joy Street with further buildings to the rear. A stone-built kitchen was exposed behind the eastern property with a bread oven at floor level. Part of a slate roof had collapsed into the interior. Two unlined wells dated from this period were exposed as well as a number of rubbish pits containing local 13th-15th century pottery and wares imported from France. Part of a cobbled floor had been preserved where it had subsided into a pit. The properties were rebuilt and realigned in the 16th and 17th centuries. The eastern house was entirely rebuilt in the 19th century forming the property demolished in the 1970s. A stone-lined well to the rear replaced the 16th century one. A new floor was added to the western house destroying most of the earlier stratified depositsin the interior. Cess pits were dug in the backs of both gardens, one of them providing a group of mid 19th century artefacts.


Markuson, K. W., 1980, Barnstaple Survey (Un-published). SDV356766.


Henderson, C., 1983, Barnstaple Local Public Inquiry. Devon Archaeological Statement. Appendix 6, 23 (Un-published). SDV357965.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.


Unknown, Unknown, Sites Excavated 1972-1978 by T. Miles (Cartographic). SDV357959.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103459 ]
SDV344470Report - Excavation: Miles, T.. 1973. Excavations at 4-6 Joy Street, Barnstaple. Barnstaple Excavation Committee. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV356766Un-published: Markuson, K. W.. 1980. Barnstaple Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV357185Report - Evaluation: Cullen, B + Thompson, S. 09/2013. Joy Street, Green Lanes, Barnstaple, Evaluation. Wessex Archaeology Report. 78942.03. Digital. 3, 5.
SDV357959Cartographic: Unknown. Unknown. Sites Excavated 1972-1978 by T. Miles. a4 single Sheet + Digital.
SDV357965Un-published: Henderson, C.. 1983. Barnstaple Local Public Inquiry. Devon Archaeological Statement. Appendix 6. A4 Stapled + Digital. 23.

Associated Monuments

MDV20697Parent of: Pit to rear of 33 High Street and 4 Joy Street, Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV106447Part of: Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV38842Related to: 2 Joy Street, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV76430Related to: 3 Joy Street, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV107243Related to: Joy Street, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1486 - COMB (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD)
  • FDV1487 - POT (XII to XV - 1200 AD to 1500 AD)
  • FDV1488 - POT (XV to XVII - 1500 AD to 1700 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4511 - Excavation to rear of 4 Joy Street, Barnstaple
  • EDV4626 - Excavation at 4-6 Joy Street, Barnstaple

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2015 3:39PM