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HER Number:MDV107936
Name:Orchards and Orchard Banks at Old Bridwell

Summary

Linear earthwork banks are visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1966, and are interpreted as banks for orchard planting, of post-medieval or modern date. The earthworks appear to have been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 054 123
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalberton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHALBERTON

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.

Two land parcels around Old Bridwell are depicted as orchards. Map object partly based on this source.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3324-3325 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Parallel linear earthwork banks are visible in two fields. Map object partly based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66184 V, OS/66184 V 143-144 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357044.

Linear earthwork banks are visible in the land parcel centred at ST0547012358.

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

Linear earthwork banks aligned approximately north-west to south-east and circa 4 metres in width are visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and some remained visible in 1966. They cover 1.5 hectares in two separate fields, which are depicted as orchards on the late-19th century mapping. The earthworks are interpreted as banks for fruit tree planting, and are likely to be post-medieval or modern in date. Orchard trees are visible on the 1940s aerial photographs and obscure the ground surface in some places. By 1966 the northernmost trees had been removed and the earthworks apparently levelled, but some appear to have survived in a small parcel of land centred on ST0484012181. However there is no visible trace of earthworks on the later available aerial photographs.

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 3324-3325 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.
SDV357044Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66184 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66184 V 143-144 22-JUL-1966.

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 12:08PM