Observations at 228 High Street, Exeter, 1975 (Exeter archive site 61)

Exeter City Council, Cotswold Archaeology, 2015

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Observations at 228 High Street, Exeter, 1975 (Exeter archive site 61)

In January 1975, the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit undertook a watching brief and recording programme in the cellars of 228 High Street at SX 9206 9272. The site is within the area of the former Roman legionary fortress.

Remains of the post-medieval, medieval and Roman civil periods were recorded overlying deposits of the Roman military period which, at Exeter, is dated from c AD 55/60 - c 75/80. The remains of at least one phase of a large military timber building were noted together with a very well laid metalled surface. Further building activity was recorded on the site after the large military timber building had been demolished but it is at present unclear whether this activity belongs in the Roman military or civil phase. Included within this later activity was a large post-trench building on the Roman alignment that was erected perhaps in the late Roman military period or early in the civil administration.