Steinmetzer, M., (2012). Archaeological evaluation and historical building recording at Moorshead, Deancombe, Devon. Oakford Archaeology: Oakford Archaeology.

Title
Title
The title of the publication or report
Title:
Archaeological evaluation and historical building recording at Moorshead, Deancombe, Devon
Series
Series
The series the publication or report is included in
Series:
Oakford Archaeology unpublished report series
Downloads
Downloads
Any files associated with the publication or report that can be downloaded from the ADS
Downloads:
oakforda1-122153_1.pdf (4 MB) : Download
DOI
DOI
The DOI (digital object identifier) for the publication or report.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.5284/1016400
Publication Type
Publication Type
The type of publication - report, monograph, journal article or chapter from a book
Publication Type:
Report (in Series)
Abstract
Abstract
The abstract describing the content of the publication or report
Abstract:
An archaeological trench evaluation and historic building recording was undertaken by Oakford Archaeology in March 2012 in advance of development at Moorshead, Deancombe, Devon (SX 7129 6340). The site is part of a Dartmoor longhouse, probably built during the middle of the 15th century, and fallen into ruin during the 20th century. The work was required under a condition attached to the grant of planning permission (ref. 0135/11). Prior to commencing works the south-west elevation of the longhouse was drawn. Unfortunately this had been re-pointed in anticipation of the works. Little information could be gathered from this, other than that the south-east corner of the building had been partly re-built to support the roof over the garage. The evaluation comprised the excavation of a single E-W aligned trench, measuring 3.6m by 1 m, and 0.35m deep. Trench 1 was archaeologically sterile. The area had previously been reduced and infilled with concrete rubble and soil (101), thereby removing any potential archaeological remains. The evaluation has demonstrated that the area of the proposed development is archaeologically sterile. No features or deposits were found to indicate archaeological activity within the trench. The area had been reduced by the previous owners sometime in the 1980's. The lack of pottery and lithics from the site, despite examination of spoil heaps, further indicates that the potential for significant archaeological survival is low. As a result, it was agreed with the DNPA Archaeologist that no further archaeological site work was necessary.
Author
Author
The authors of this publication or report
Author:
M Steinmetzer
Publisher
Publisher
The publisher of the publication or report
Publisher:
Oakford Archaeology
Other Person/Org
Other Person/Org
Other people or organisations for this publication or report
Other Person/Org:
Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Dartmoor HER (OASIS Reviewer)
Year of Publication
Year of Publication
The year the book, article or report was published
Year of Publication:
2012
Locations
Locations
Any locations covered by the publication or report. This is not the place the book or report was published.
Locations:
Site: Moorshead
Parish: DEAN PRIOR
District: SOUTH HAMS
County: DEVON
Country: England
Grid Reference: 271290, 63400 (Easting, Northing)
Locations
Locations
Any locations covered by the publication or report. This is not the place the book or report was published.
Subjects / Periods:
Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Building Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: 20th Century
Temporal - Auto Detected: 15th Century
Identifiers
Identifiers
Identifiers associated with the publication. These might include DOIs, site codes, Monument Identifiers etc.
Identifiers:
OASIS Id: oakforda1-122153
Source
Source
Where the record has come from or which dataset it was orginally included in.
Source:
OASIS
Related resources
Related resources
Other resources which are relavant to this publication or report
Relations:
Created Date
Created Date
The date the record of the pubication was first entered
Created Date:
25 Nov 2016
 Location