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HER Number:MDV9618
Name:Copythorne Road, Churston Fetters


The road from Churston Church to Monksbridge is reputed to be Roman in origin.


Grid Reference:SX 909 559
Map Sheet:SX95NW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishCHURSTON FERRERS
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95NW/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD? (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=6/11/1956(os) ancient possibly roman road. The road from churston church to monksbridge is very old and was once marked with stone crosses and had been used as the lych road from christchurch churston ferrers to the cemetery at higher brixham, it is rumoured to be of roman origin. In a newly ploughed field about 6 yards off and parallel to the road is a line of close packed soil about six feet wide.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #110043 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV9603Related to: Cairn near Churston Ferrers Church (Monument)
MDV124137Related to: Track parallel to Copythorne Road, Brixham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7842 - Field walking and excavation at Churston Court Farm, Churston Ferrers

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 1:24PM