Land at Buckland Barton, Newton Abbot, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation and Excavation (OASIS ID: acarchae2-171234)

AC Archaeology Ltd, 2018

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Introduction

Land at Buckland Barton, Newton Abbot, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation and Excavation (OASIS ID: acarchae2-171234)

A trench evaluation was carried out by AC archaeology in January 2014 on land at Buckland Barton, Newton Abbot, Devon (centred on NGR SX 8787 7157). The proposed development area occupies approximately 5.70 hectares of land utilised for grass pasture, close to Buckland Barton Farmhouse, to the east of Newton Abbot and south of the estuary of the River Teign.

The evaluation comprised the machine excavation of 14 trenches totalling 591m in length, with each trench measuring 1.80m wide. These were positioned specifically to test geophysical anomalies identified by an earlier survey as well as to provide sample coverage of the proposed development area. Archaeological features were present in seven of the trenches (1,2, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14) and these consisted largely of linear features associated with an earlier field pattern. In addition, a concentration of features including pits and postholes in the southeast part of the site indicates the possible former presence of a wooden structure of unknown date, but probable agricultural function, in that area. There were no finds from the features or the overlying deposits.