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HER Number:MDV107613
Name:Orchard East of Higher Houndaller Farm

Summary

Ridges for orchard tree planting are visible as linear earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946. They are not visible on later available aerial photographs, and are likely to have been levelled during the mid twentieth century.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 057 144
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The earthworks are within an area depicted as orchard.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear features are just visible but obscured by trees.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

Linear earthworks aligned east to west are just visible, but heavily obscured by trees, on aerial photographs taken in 1946, covering an area of approximately half a hectare. The area is symbolised as an orchard on late nineteenth century mapping and the features are interpreted as ridges for tree planting. They are not visible on later available aerial photographs or on images derived from Lidar data collected between 2005 and 2010, and are likely to have been levelled during the mid twentieth century. They have not been transcribed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67034 ]
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4323-4324 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:May 14 2020 12:36PM