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HER Number:MDV107986
Name:Orchard Banks to the south of Lower Moorhayes

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1947 and 1967, to the south of Lower Moorhayes.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 042 077
Map Sheet:ST00NW
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 Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

The site of the orchard is listed on the Cullompton parish tithe apportionment of approximately 1838-48.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The orchard appears to have largely fallen out of use by the time of the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RP, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RP 3134-35 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356899.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of partial linear earthwork banks.


Ordnance Survey, 1967, OS/67039 V, OS/67039 V 084-85 18-APR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356901.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of partial linear earthwork banks.


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

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1947 and 1967, to the south of Lower Moorhayes. The site of the orchard is first listed on the Cullompton parish tithe apportionment of approximately 1838-48, although appears to have largely passed out of use by the time of the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. Aerial photographs of 1947 show that the orchard trees have been completely grubbed out, leaving a series of short parallel and northwest to southeast aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. The surviving earthwork banks occupy an area of approximately 0.36 hectares of fairly level ground along the southern edge of a small rectilinear shaped plot depicted on the tithe map. The orchard banks remain visible as a series of partial earthwork banks on aerial photographs up until 1967, although their survival after this date is unclear and may have been completely levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV356899Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RP. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 RP 3134-35 13-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #67376 ]
SDV356901Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67039 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/67039 V 084-85 18-APR-1967.

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:Feb 27 2019 12:12PM