Excavations at Cricklepit Street, Exeter 1987-89 (Exeter archive site 81)

Cotswold Archaeology, Exeter City Council, 2015

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Cotswold Archaeology, Exeter City Council (2015) Excavations at Cricklepit Street, Exeter 1987-89 (Exeter archive site 81) [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1035218

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Excavations at Cricklepit Street, Exeter 1987-89 (Exeter archive site 81)

A small excavation took place in Cricklepit Street next to the site of the Watergate at the southern corner of the City Walls, behind Custom House. The project was undertaken in advance of the landscaping and re-surfacing of Cricklepit Street. The fabric of the City Wall at this point has been surveyed in detail and its structural history interpreted in the light of documentary evidence.

The earliest masonry visible near the Watergate probably belongs to a major rebuilding of a long section of the City Wall next to Cricklepit Street in the early 15th century.

The flank wall and causeway revetment outside the Watergate proper, built in 1565-6, have been exposed in the excavations and were displayed in the newly-landscaped area.