Excavations at Paul Street, Exeter 1981-85 (Exeter archive site 76)

Cotswold Archaeology, Exeter City Council, 2015

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Excavations at Paul Street, Exeter 1981-85 (Exeter archive site 76)

At various times between 1982 and 1985, the Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit undertook excavations in the area of the Old Bus Station in Paul Street Exeter in advance of the Harlequins shopping centre and multi-storey car park development.

The site was situated in Paul Street Exeter at SX 9192 9280 and is on the defences of the former Roman legionary fortress at Exeter.

Remains of the post-medieval, medieval and the Roman civil periods were recorded overlying deposits of the Roman military period which, at Exeter, is dated from c AD 55/60 to c 75/80. Features discovered included several stretches of the fortress defensive ditches at different periods together with evidence of what may have been a military road running outside the north-western defences.