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HER Number:MDV107642
Name:Orchard Banks to the South of Westcott

Summary

Orchard tree planting banks of probable post medieval to 19th or early 20th century date were visible as earthwork banks to the south of Westcott on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and images derived from lidar data captured in 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 020 042
Map Sheet:ST00SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

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

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3305-3306 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear earthwork banks are visible, partly obscured by trees.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Linear east to west orientated earthwork banks are visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0104, ST0204 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

Linear east to west orientated earthwork banks are visible. Map object based partly on this source.


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

Ten roughly parallel earthwork banks, probably orchard tree planting banks of probable post medieval to 19th century date were visible as earthwork banks to the south of Westcott on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards. Although the banks are visible on the 1946 aerial photograph, their extent cannot be transcribed due to tree cover.
The closely spaced banks are orientated east to west and measure between approximately 3 to 4 metres across. The area of visible earthworks corresponds with an orchard depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map.
The earthwork banks remain clearly defined on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010, with the exception of circa 1000 square metres in the north-west corner of the field that appears to have been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3305-3306 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0104, ST0204 22-MAY-2010.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. 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:Sep 1 2014 1:05PM