Excavations at 196-197 High Street, Exeter 1972-73 (Exeter archive site 43)

Exeter City Council, Cotswold Archaeology, 2015

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Introduction

Excavations at 196-197 High Street, Exeter 1972-73 (Exeter archive site 43)

At various periods between late 1972 and early 1973, the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit undertook excavation within the surviving archaeologically intact areas of Nos 196-97 High Street prior to the demolition of the major part of these buildings as part of the Guildhall shopping centre development.

The site was situated at Nos. 196-97 High Street Exeter at SX 9195/9263 and it is within the known area of the former Roman legionary fortress. Area A was situated at the rear of 196 High Street; areas B,C and D were situated in the frontage of 197 High Street.

Features of the post-medieval, medieval and the Roman civil periods were recorded overlying and cutting the deposits of the Roman military period which, at Exeter, is dated c AD 55/60 - c 75/80. The remains of several phases of at least one Roman military granary building were recognised.