Steinmetzer, M., (2011). Archaeological monitoring and recording at East Steps Cottage, Dunsford, Devon. Oakford Archaeology: Oakford Archaeology.

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Archaeological monitoring and recording at East Steps Cottage, Dunsford, Devon
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Oakford Archaeology unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1012703
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The site lies within the historic core of Dunsford, immediately to the east of the Parish church of St Mary and at the rear of a Grade II listed building. The house is cob on stone rubble footings and dates to the early 19th century, with a number of 20th century alterations. Both the 1st and 2nd edition OS maps depict a small range at the rear of the property. In July 2011 Oakford Archaeology (OA) was commissioned to undertake a watching brief during building works at East Steps Cottage, Dunsford. The work was required by the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) as a condition of planning consent (application 0617/10) and was carried out following consultation with the DNPA Archaeologist. A watching brief was carried out during the groundworks. Two small foundation trenches for the proposed new garden room, both 0.5m in width and together measuring 7.6m in length, were excavated. Both trenches exposed natural soil (105) at a depth of 0.5m; comprising a mid yellowish-brown friable clay-silt with frequent shale bedrock. The truncated remains of an extensive cobbled surface (100) were visible, measuring 2.75m in length and 2.1m in width. This consisted of large water-worn stones that overlay natural subsoil (105). The cobbled surface was contemporary with brick foundation (102). This may have been part of an outbuilding shown on the 1886 1st edition OS map. Although no finds were recovered the surface is likely to date to the late 19th to early 20th century. The surface was truncated along its centre by a shallow brick foundation (106). A number of drains, cutting through the floor were observed; these were considered to be associated with modern drainage of probable 20th century date. No features, deposits or dating evidence pre-dating the post-medieval period were found.
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M Steinmetzer
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Oakford Archaeology
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Dartmoor HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2011
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Site: East Steps Cottage
Parish: DUNSFORD
District: TEIGNBRIDGE
County: DEVON
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: East Steps Cottage Dunsford Devon
Location - Auto Detected: Dunsford
Location - Auto Detected: East Steps Cottage Dunsford
Location - Auto Detected: St Mary
Grid Reference: 281260, 92690 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Monus: None Uncertain
Temporal - Auto Detected: Early 19th Century
Medieval
20th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: 1886 1st
Temporal - Auto Detected: Late 19th To Early 20th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: 20th Century
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OASIS Id: oakforda1-105289
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24 Nov 2016
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