Excavations at Mary Arches Street, Exeter 1975 (Exeter archive site 54)

Cotswold Archaeology, Exeter City Council, 2015

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Introduction

Excavations at Mary Arches Street, Exeter 1975 (Exeter archive site 54)

In 1975 the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit carried out rescue recording of deeply stratified deposits on a plot of land adjacent to the St Mary Arches Church.

The excavation was undertaken in the grounds immediately to the north-west of the existing St Mary Arches Church on Mary Arches Street at SX 9254/9182. The site is within the area of the former Roman legionary fortress.

The site was recorded by way of sections, these sections having been created by the contractors' trenches which had been dug along the foundation line of the proposed buildings.

Three distinct phases of timber building construction all probably of the Roman military period at Exeter (c AD 55/60 - c 75/80) were recognised. These were succeeded by civil buildings of timber and then stone. The highest of the Roman military levels were observed at about 36.6 metres above Ordnance Datum.