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HER Number:MDV77232
Name:Pit North-west of Abbotsham Cross

Summary

Large pit-like feature adjacent to possible wall foundations, exposed during excavation of a water-main, in the field to the north-west of Abbotsham Cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 421 256
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (XVIII to Late 20th Century - 1751 AD to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment and Watching Brief of SWW Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon, 6-7 (Report - Assessment). SDV344592.

On the north side of the trench containing possible wall footings lay a large pit-like feature, which appeared contiguous with it. This pit measured over 1 metre in witdth and extended to the base of the 1.4 metres deep pipe trench. It contained loose rubble stone and sherds of pottery of a type produced from between the 15th century to the late 1900s. Other details: Figure 6. Map object based on this Source.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344592Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment and Watching Brief of SWW Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.89. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6-7.

Associated Monuments

MDV77231Related to: Former Wall North-West of Abbotsham Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1549 - SHERD (XIV to Edwardian - 1400 AD to 1909 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4697 - Assessment of South West Water Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon
  • EDV4698 - Watching Brief Along South West Water Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon

Date Last Edited:Aug 11 2021 7:27AM