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HER Number:MDV107644
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-west of Westcott on aerial photographs of the 1940s and 1960s. They were not visible as earthwork banks on more recent aerial photographs and have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 019 041
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.

Curvilinear earthwork banks are visible.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2928-2929 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

Curvilinear earthwork banks are visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0204 Environment Agency DSM 2005-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The earthwork banks are not visible and have probably been levelled.


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 or early 20th century date were visible as earthwork banks to the south-west of Westcott on aerial photographs of 1946.
The closely spaced banks are orientated roughly north-west to south-east. They are up to circa 90 metres long and measure between approximately 3 to 4 metres across.
The area of visible earthworks corresponds with a field depicted on the Tithe Map for Cullompton, listed in the accompanying tithe apportionment as Mead Orchard. The field is not depicted or symbolised as an orchard depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map and it had therefore probably passed out of use by the 1880s.
The orchard banks remained visible as slightly lower earthworks on aerial photographs of 1967 but cannot be seen on more recent images and have probably been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2928-2929 14-MAR-1967.
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. [Mapped feature: #67065 ]
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. LIDAR ST0204 Environment Agency DSM 2005-2010.

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:Jan 20 2017 10:02AM