Great Cotton Farm, Dartmouth, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-293821)

Cotswold Archaeology, 2017

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Introduction

Great Cotton Farm, Dartmouth, Devon. Archaeological Evaluation (OASIS ID: cotswold2-293821)

In January and February 2017, Cotswold Archaeology carried out an archaeological evaluation on land at Great Cotton Farm, Dartmouth, Devon. A total of 14 trenches was excavated within the site. The evaluation recorded several ditches and pits in the central and southern parts of the site. The majority of these features were undated, but one pit/possible ditch terminus contained three worked flint flakes of probable Neolithic date, and one pit produced 58 sherds of Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age pottery, most of which derive from a single vessel.

The early prehistoric features were immediately adjacent to each other and were on a different alignment to the majority of the ditches at the site; this may suggest a focus of early prehistoric activity nearby, outside of the site boundary. The undated ditches recorded by the evaluation may have been elements within a medieval or earlier precursor to the present (post-medieval) field system.