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HER Number:MDV80280
Name:Ditch North of Higher Woolbrook Park, Sidmouth


Pre post-medieval ditch exposed in evaluation trenches on land at Higher Woolbrook.


Grid Reference:SY 114 894
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (Unknown date)

Full description

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Ditch visible on 1999-2000 aerial photograph.

Hughes, S., 2011, Phase 2 Land, Higher Woolbrook, Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon. Results of an Archaeological Trench Evaluation, 4, 5, 8, 9 (Report - Excavation). SDV347441.

An east-west aligned ditch (F1903, F1908, F2105, F2107) was exposed in two evaluation trenches (19 and 21). The orientation is not comparable with the post-medieval field pattern. This together with the fact that it is cut by a north-north-east to south-south-west aligned ditch suggests that it is an earlier boundary feature dated between the later prehistoric and medieval periods. Worked flint/chert was recovered from F1903 and F2105.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV347441Report - Excavation: Hughes, S.. 2011. Phase 2 Land, Higher Woolbrook, Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon. Results of an Archaeological Trench Evaluation. AC Archaeology Report. ACD264/2/0. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4, 5, 8, 9. [Mapped feature: #107082 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5114 - Trench Evaluation at Higher Woolbrook, Sidford

Date Last Edited:Jul 6 2011 1:23PM