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HER Number:MDV107679
Name:Orchards North of Prescott

Summary

Linear earthworks are just visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, and interpreted as ridges for orchard tree planting during the post-medieval to modern period. Images derived from Lidar data collected between 2005 and 2012 suggests that earthworks survive.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 088 146
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCulmstock
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULMSTOCK

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. Map object based on this source.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4320 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Rows of trees obscure the ground surface.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1287-1288 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Parallel linear earthwork ridges are just visible, partially obscured by trees.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0814 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005 & 12-13-JAN-2012 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

Parallel linear earthwork ridges are clearly visible. Map object based on this source.

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

Linear earthworks aligned north to south are just visible, but heavily obscured by trees, on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, covering an area of approximately one hectare. The area is symbolised as an orchard on late nineteenth century mapping and the features are interpreted as ridges for tree planting created during the post-medieval to modern period. They are very clearly visible as earthworks approximately 4 metres wide on images derived from Lidar data collected between 2005 and 2012.

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 4320 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1287-1288 11-APR-1947.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0814 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005 & 12-13-JAN-2012.

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 12:32PM