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Title:Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1985
Originator:Youngs, S. M. + Clark, J. + Barry, T.
Summary:Excavation in advance of road construction at Shooting Marsh Stile revealed a leat 200m downstream of the medieval Exe Bridge and c30m from the modern river bank. The leat ran north west-south east, c7m from the marsh edge, was c1m deep and at least 4.7m wide. In the early 13th century it became choked, and was recut c4m to the south west. Filled in late 15th century. Tentatively identified with the brook 'Sotrebroc' from which Domesday manor 'Southbrook' took its name. A mill was built on to north east side in the 13th century, alongside which ran a hollow way. This was gravel metalled in the 14th century; 15th century road levels contained much iron slag, suggesting the mill may have been used as a smithy.

Associated Monuments (9)

MDV3880565 High Street, Barnstaple (Building)
MDV41563Alphington, Mill (Monument)
MDV9186Berry Meadow, Kingsteignton (Monument)
MDV9107Chapel of St Nicholas, Fore Street, Totnes (Building)
MDV41593Medieval Ditch at 121 Boutport Street, Barnstaple (Monument)
MDV14502Medieval House at 3-5 Lower Fore Street, Exmouth (Building)
MDV41618Medieval Occupation, Church Lane (Monument)
MDV24027Refectory Range, Kerswell Priory, Broadhembury (Building)
MDV41561Site of Houses in Chapel Street, Exmouth (Building)