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HER Number:MDV107626
Name:Orchard Banks at Bathaies Cottages

Summary

Orchard tree planting banks of probable post medieval to 19th century date are visible as earthwork banks to the south-east of Bathaies Cottages on aerial photographs of 1946. The earthworks had probably been levelled by the late 1960s when they are visible as cropmarks.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 011 041
Map Sheet:ST00SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBradninch
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRADNINCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork banks correspond to an orchard depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3306-3307 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Low but broad linear earthwork banks were visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1967, OS/67040, OS/67040 V 47-48 18-APR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356895.

The orchard earthwork banks appear to have been levelled and were visible only as cropmarks.


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

Orchard tree planting banks of probable post medieval to 19th century date are visible as earthwork banks to the south-east of Bathaies Cottages on aerial photographs of 1946. Evidence of at least seven banks is visible, orientated roughly north-west to south-east and on average approximately 7 metres across.
The banks correspond with an area of orchard depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map. The orchard depicted Ordnance Survey first edition continued beyond the visible earthworks. It is probable that the earthworks previously also continued beyond the field boundary that had defined their north-eastern limit from at least the late 19th century, but by 1946 any further orchard banks had been levelled. The earthworks visible in 1946 had been levelled by the late 1960s when they remained visible as cropmarks only.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3306-3307 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #67046 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV356895Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67040. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/67040 V 47-48 18-APR-1967.

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:Aug 28 2014 5:51PM