Excavations at Queen Street, Exeter 1978 (Exeter archive site 68)

Exeter City Council, Cotswold Archaeology, 2015

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Introduction

Excavations at Queen Street, Exeter 1978 (Exeter archive site 68)

From August to October 1978, the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit undertook an excavation within standing buildings behind numbers 7-8 Queen Street in the area of the Old Wool Market. This was in advance of the new Marks and Spencer store.

The site was situated at SX 9197 9272. The site is within the area of the former Roman legionary fortress. A separate section (W/X) was recorded in a position approximately 17 metres south-west of the site.

Excavation was by the open area method within the confines of the standing building and with accompanying sections to recover details of the stratigraphy.

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 Roman military levels were first encountered at about 40 metres above Ordnance Datum.