Wednesday 26 May 2021

Archaeological Excavations at Halberton

The Tiverton Archaeology Group, Sampford Peverell Society, Halberton History Group and Devon County Council Historic Environment Team have been examining a field near Halberton this month for remains of a Roman building. There is more detail on the site notice below.

Archaeological excavations notice on gate
Notice on Field Gate

Archaeological excavations in field
Excavations in Field

Friday 7 May 2021

Tiverton Communal Cleaning Days

From Snell (1892) listing the first set of town byelaws in 1627 on page 111:
It is further ordered and agreed that every inhabitant or dweller within ye pcincts of this Liberty shall from henceforth every Tuesday in ye forenoon and every Saturday in ye afternoon cause ye Street lying or being before his or her dwelling house, Yost (?) or ground within ye said Towne of Tiverton, by all the length or breadth of his house or ground to ye middle of ye Street, to be clean swept and cleansed and shall not at any time from henceforth suffer any Dounge, dirt, soyle, or any other noisome thing to lye in ye same Street before his or her dwelling house or ground, but shall remove or carry the same within one day next after notice hereof being given by the Mayor or any officer by ye said Mayor Appointed, upon paine to forfeit or lose for every Such offence Twelve Pence, to be levied as aforesaid.