Excavations at Magdalen Street, Exeter 1986-87 (Exeter archive site 88)

Exeter City Council, Cotswold Archaeology, 2015

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Excavations at Magdalen Street, Exeter 1986-87 (Exeter archive site 88)

Excavations on this site were undertaken in advance of the erection of a hotel and an office block. The site is about 150 metres long, up to 60 metres wide and lies along the front of the City Wall on the eastern side of the South Gate, bounded to the south by Magdalen Street and Southernhay.

The excavations provided a fairly comprehensive picture of the sequence of defensive features outside the wall from the later Roman period to the Civil War.

The early military buildings located in 1973-4 and 1978 at the top of Holloway Street did not extend as far as this site. The only probably early Roman feature found was a well. The sequence of successive ditches outside the City Wall are outlined on page 3 of the Exeter Archaeological Advisory Committee report for October 16th 1987, which is available from the main Exeter Archaeology Archive Project 'Downloads' page.