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HER Number:MDV107956
Name:Former Orchard South West of Greenend Farm

Summary

The possible remains of orchard tree planting banks of probable post medieval to 20th century date were visible as low earthwork banks to the south-west of Greenend Farm on aerial photographs of the 1960s onwards and images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 and 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 045 026
Map Sheet:ST00SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPlymtree
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMTREE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2010 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3300-3301 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchard was fully planted.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2980-2981 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

The orchard remained densely planted but the line of the earthwork banks are visible between the trees. Map object based partly on this source.


Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0402 Environment Agency DSM 2005-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

All trees have been removed and banks are visible as slight earthworks. 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.

The possible remains of orchard tree planting banks of probable post medieval to 20th century date were visible as slight earthwork banks to the south-west of Greenend Farm on aerial photographs of the 1960s onwards and images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 and 2010. The banks corresponded to a field (plot 543) listed as Great Orchard on the Tithe Apportionments for Plymtree. The plot is also depicted as an orchard on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map. It remained densely planted into the 1940s, the trees obscuring the earthwork banks from view. The trees had been thinned somewhat by 1967 and have now been completely cleared.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2980-2981 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 3300-3301 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.
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0402 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:Sep 25 2014 2:43PM