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HER Number:MDV77414
Name:Medieval Building at Rudge Farm


Short length of stone wall and beaten clay floor found together with 13th/14th century pottery during excavation at Rudge Farm. The remains are suggestive of a domestic building.


Grid Reference:SS 745 075
Map Sheet:SS70NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMorchard Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORCHARD BISHOP

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (XIII to XIV - 1201 AD to 1400 AD (Between))

Full description

Goddard, S. + Todd, M., 2005, Medieval Rudge, Morchard Bishop, 209-210 (Article in Serial). SDV344644.

Excavations on length of narrow earthwork (Trench 1) to south-east of Rudge Farm revealed a short length of stone wall, 0.45-0.5 metres wide with a floor of beaten clay to the south. Fragments of pottery were recovered dated to the 13th and 14th centuries. A small sondage to the north (Trench 2) found only loose rubble, probably resulting from demolition or decay of a building. These remains indicate the presence of a domestic structure, possibly the predecessor of the early 15th century house.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344644Article in Serial: Goddard, S. + Todd, M.. 2005. Medieval Rudge, Morchard Bishop. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 63. Paperback Volume. 209-210. [Mapped feature: #48518 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34305Related to: DESERTED SETTLEMENT in the Parish of Morchard Bishop (Monument)
MDV12594Related to: Rudge, Morchard Bishop (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4730 - Excavation at Rudge Farm, Morchard Bishop

Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2010 2:23PM