A Saxon hedge–line from Devon

Title

A Saxon hedge–line from Devon

Subject

Archaeology

Description

The hedge on the horizon, a familiar feature on the road out from Countess Wear to the M5 interchange at Sandy Gate, is an unremarkable feature of modern Exeter. It is nevertheless very ancient, being part of the boundary of the estate of Topsham which belonged to Exeter Cathedral before the Norman Conquest. In 11th-century charters it is called an ‘old dyke’ so it may be presumed to be more than 1000 years old - perhaps centuries older.
More information on Anglo-Saxon Exeter: http://www.rammtimetrail.org.uk

Creator

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Date

Pre-Norman

Language

English

Date Created

2002-11-19

Files

A Saxon hedge–line from Devon

Citation

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley, “A Saxon hedge–line from Devon,” Woruldhord, accessed March 27, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/440.

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