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The site of Moridunum

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 14, (1882) pp.516-524.


P.O. Hutchinson

Prepared by Michael Steer

This paper, read at the Association's July 1882 Crediton meeting discussed the disputed site of Moridunum, a fort and small town in the Roman province of Britannia. More recent research has revealed that its remains are located at Woodbury Farm, immediately south of Axminster. The square fort was built at the intersection of two Roman roads, the Fosse Way and Durnovaria-Isca Dumnoniorum road, apparently in the 2nd century. A civilian settlement grew up nearby, encouraged by the building of what has been interpreted as a large stone mansio for the provincial postal service. It was a centre for pottery production in the 3rd century and occupation continued until the end of the 4th. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Baxter 516
Borlase 516
Camden 516, 519
Chick, Mr Samuel 522
Cloyne, Bishop of 516
Davidson, Mr J 516
Davidson, Mr J B, MA 516, 523
Drewe, Mr 523
Gale, Dr 516-7
Heineken, Mr 520, 522-4
Hoare, Sir R C 516
Horseley 516
Hughes, Mr 520
Kirwan, Rev R 517-8
Musgrave 516
Pettigrew, Mr 520
Porter, Mr 523
Salmon 516
Strahan, Mr Aubrey 517
Stukeley 516
Venn family 523
Venn, Mr 522-3