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Title:Oldaport, Devon: Recent Fieldwork and a Reconsideration
Originator:Rainbird, P.
Summary:In his dissertation, Rainbird reviews all the available evidence for Oldaport, including his own geophysical survey and the cropmarks in the interior recorded by Griffith in 1989 (DAP/OD 10-15). He concludes that two phases of Roman activity may be indicated here, but that the majority of the surviving features may relate to a Late Saxon 'emergency burh', possibly never completed. An Ethelredian date is suggested, while the 'towers' are tentatively explained as the remains of Saxon mortar mixers.

Associated Monuments (3)

MDV4861Iron Age promontory fort at Oldaport Camp, Modbury (Monument)
MDV4863Tower on north side of Oldaport Camp (Monument)
MDV4864Tower on south side of Oldaport Camp (Monument)