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HER Number:MDV107940
Name:Orchard Banks South of Uffculme Road


Linear earthwork banks are visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s and interpreted as banks for orchard planting, of post-medieval or modern date. The earthworks appear to have been levelled.


Grid Reference:ST 057 121
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalberton
Civil ParishUffculme
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.

This area is not depicted as an orchard, although many orchards are depicted in the wider vicinity.

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.

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 to south and circa 4 metres in width are visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s. They cover just under one hectare and are close to numerous similar complexes, many of 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. There is no visible trace of earthworks on the later available aerial photographs and they are likely to have been levelled.

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. [Mapped feature: #67331 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV7278 - Evaluation: Land to the west of Harvesters, Uffculm (Ref: ACD1545/2/0)

Date Last Edited:May 14 2020 12:07PM