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ID:SDV347928
Title:The Barton, North Tawton, Devon: Results of Archaeological Excavations
Originator:Gillard, M.
Date:2009
Summary:Excavation on land at The Barton in advance of development. Although archaeological remains on the site were found to have been truncated by ploughing, a number of features were uncovered with sufficient dating and environmental evidence to add to the corpus of known information about this site. Worked flint found within features and the ploughsoil has been dated to the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age and the radio carbon dates from a pit support the interpretation of long term prehistoric activity on the site. The evidence uncovered for Roman military occupation included a number of features, one of which supports the possibility of a further Roman military feature to the north west of the excavation, suggesting that multiple camps may have been built on the site. Charcoal samples retrieved from Roman features contained a high percentage of wood that appeared to come from coppiced or managed woodland and which has implications for the relationship between the Roman military, the landscape and its inhabitants during the early Roman period.

Associated Monuments (7)

MDV104059Cooking Pits to north of The Barton, North Tawton (Monument)
MDV121146Cropmark ditches, northeast of The Barton, North Tawton (Monument)
MDV104064Line of Pits in Roman Marching Camp to north of The Barton, North Tawton. (Monument)
MDV4525Roman Marching Camp north of The Barton, North Tawton I (Monument)
MDV70556Roman Marching Camp North of The Barton, North Tawton II (Monument)
MDV103778Roman Military Complex at North Tawton (Monument)
MDV103778Roman Military Complex at North Tawton (Monument)
MDV103778Roman Military Complex at North Tawton (Monument)
MDV103778Roman Military Complex at North Tawton (Monument)