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HER Number:MDV9216
Name:Roman Road from Sandygate to Teign Bridge

Summary

The road from Sandygate to Teign Bridge is said to follow the line of the Roman road from Exeter, although no evidence has been found during recent archaeological works.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 861 737
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChudleigh
Civil ParishIdeford
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Civil ParishTeigngrace
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/19

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Roman to Late Medieval - 43 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Marked as ROMAN ROAD.


Woolner, D. + Woolner, A., 1954, Teignbridge and the Haldon Road, 211-27 (Article in Serial). SDV284170.

The stretch of the A380 from the bottom of Telegraph Hill to just beyond the crossing of the Teign marshes is conclusively of Roman origin, as are the foundations of Teign Bridge. See article for details.


Woolner, D. + Woolner, A., 1959, Teignbridge and the Haldon Road. Supplement, 149-51 (Article in Serial). SDV284174.


Margary, I. D., 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, 119 (Monograph). SDV24025.

The agger can be seen in places, with distinct layers of stone metalling through and beyond Higher Sandygate on the east side of the road. The present road then follows the old course to Teignbridge with a direct turn to the crossing just before it is reached.


Harris, R., 1977, King's Teignton, 4 (Monograph). SDV284175.


Mitchell, M., 1979, Ball Clay Survey of South Devon, Worksheet No. 19 (Archive - Survey). SDV341500.

No. 14. Site visit 27th June 1979. part of the modern A380 and Sandygate Road is said to follow the line of the Roman road from Exeter via Haldon Hill. There is no visible evidence to substantiate this suggestion.


Pearce, P. + Reed, S. J., 1993, Archaeological Recording of SWW Teigngrace to Kingsteignton Water Main (Report - Evaluation). SDV282081.

Four trial pits were excavated at SX85987350 in 1993 but no features of archaeological significance were found. The pits were dug to a depth of 1 metre parallel to the Gallows Cross road during pipeline construction.


Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 15, 24 (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.

Other details: Figure 5, site 30; figure 6, site 30.


Whiteaway, T., 2003, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 2: Site Specific Information. East Golds Marshes, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336098.

The Roman road is thought to cross the River at Teign Bridge. The cutwater bases of the 15th-century bridge orientate slightly to the south-west of the present bridge. Metalling was observed in 1954 that terminated near Teignbridge clay cellars in a ditch some distance south of the present road and immediately to the east of the cellars. Investigations within this ditch revealed a series of five possible road surfaces the lowest of which lay 1.44 metres below the present road level and included cartwheel ruts. It is possible, therefore, that the line of the earlier (Roman) road may lie to the south of the present road, and within the survey area.


Jenkinson, T., 2003 - 2010, Totnes to Chudleigh A381/B3193 (Report - Survey). SDV347804.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Newcross and Broadway Mineral Sites, Kingsteignton, Devon, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV342756.

Exeter Road is believed to reflect the line of a Roman road to Teign Bridge.


Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 3, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.

The line of the Roman road from Exeter to the Teign Bridge crossing is believed to follow the course of the present road from Sandygate to Teignbridge.


Young, G., 2010, Archaeological Monitoring of Trial Pits Along Old Exeter Road, Kingsteignton (Report - Watching Brief). SDV347551.

No road metalling or roadside ditches which might be indicative of a Roman road were observed during archaeological monitoring of geotechnical pits along Old Exeter Road between New Cross and Gallows Cross.


Woolner, D. + Woolner, A., 2014, Teignbridge and the Haldon Road: Revised 2014 (Article in Serial). SDV358583.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24025Monograph: Margary, I. D.. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Roman Roads in Britain. Hardback Volume. 119.
SDV282081Report - Evaluation: Pearce, P. + Reed, S. J.. 1993. Archaeological Recording of SWW Teigngrace to Kingsteignton Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.59. A4 stapled + Digital.
SDV284170Article in Serial: Woolner, D. + Woolner, A.. 1954. Teignbridge and the Haldon Road. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. A5 Hardback. 211-27.
SDV284174Article in Serial: Woolner, D. + Woolner, A.. 1959. Teignbridge and the Haldon Road. Supplement. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 91. A5 Hardback. 149-51.
SDV284175Monograph: Harris, R.. 1977. King's Teignton. King's Teignton. Unknown. 4.
SDV336098Report - Assessment: Whiteaway, T.. 2003. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 2: Site Specific Information. East Golds Marshes. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.09. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336226Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15, 24.
SDV339561Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP). Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3, 8.
SDV341500Archive - Survey: Mitchell, M.. 1979. Ball Clay Survey of South Devon. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Survey of the Ball Clay Industry of . Mixed Archive Material. Worksheet No. 19.
SDV342756Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Newcross and Broadway Mineral Sites, Kingsteignton, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV347551Report - Watching Brief: Young, G.. 2010. Archaeological Monitoring of Trial Pits Along Old Exeter Road, Kingsteignton. Exeter Archaeology Historic Environment Record Entry. EA7298. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV347804Report - Survey: Jenkinson, T.. 2003 - 2010. Totnes to Chudleigh A381/B3193. Devon Milestone Survey. A4 Stapled.
SDV358583Article in Serial: Woolner, D. + Woolner, A.. 2014. Teignbridge and the Haldon Road: Revised 2014. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109466 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV18525Part of: Roman Road from Exeter to Teignbridge (Monument)
MDV9179Related to: Teign Bridge, Teigngrace (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4541 - Archaeological Assessment of Newcross and Broadway Mineral Sites
  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site
  • EDV5161 - Archaeological Watching Brief on Old Exeter Road, Kingsteignton
  • EDV5272 - Milestone Survey from Totnes to Chudleigh

Date Last Edited:Aug 28 2018 9:05AM