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A Saxon hedge-line from Devon

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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

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Date Created

19/11/2002

Date

Pre-Norman

Temporal Coverage

pre1100

Creator

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Source

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Language

English

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