A new Neolithic henge monument for Devon?

  A recent community archaeology project in Thorverton, partly sponsored by Devon County Council, surpassed all expectations with the discovery of a probable henge, a Neolithic ceremonial monument.  The monument, which first showed as a circular feature on a geophysical … Continue reading

Ipplepen Excavations 2019

Excavations on the Iron Age, Roman and early medieval site at Ipplepen continued this summer for an 8th successful year. Ipplepen is proving a remarkable site with features and finds suggesting that this may be more than a typical rural … Continue reading

Know Your Place in Devon!

In addition to our online Environment Viewer, Historic Environment Records are now also mapped on Know Your Place! They are displayed over basemaps which can be selected from a range of historic and modern maps. Users can also upload and … Continue reading

Sea and Seasonality: Jane Austen in Devon

Although Jane Austen was largely based in and around Hampshire during her writing years, she was known to have thoroughly enjoyed the British seaside, especially in and around Devon. Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra that “Sidmouth is now talked … Continue reading

Devon historic shipwrecks given protection

Three of Devon’s historic wrecks have been designated as scheduled monuments. Two in North Devon are merchant ships from the 1700s, one of them thought to have been carrying a cargo of port wine! (pictured right) The earliest has been … Continue reading

Ipplepen Excavation Open Day

The Exeter University and community archaeological excavation at Dainton Elms Cross, Ipplepen, is taking place this year from 6th June to 1st July. Excavations, prompted by metal-detector finds and a DCC-funded geophysical survey, have already revealed evidence of Iron Age … Continue reading