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HER Number:MDV108281
Name:Former Orchard, Silverton

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to early 20th century date were visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of 1946 to the north-west of High Street, Silverton. The earthworks have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 956 032
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The banks correspond with a depicted orchard . Map object based partly on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3250-3251 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Orchard tree planting banks and and possible pit are visible as 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.

Orchard banks of probable post medieval to early 20th date were visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of 1946 to the north-west of High Street, Silverton. The earthworks are probably the remains of a much larger orchard, the extent of which is depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25 in map of circa 1880. By 1946 the tree planting has been cleared and the earthwork banks, constructed probably for drainage, are visible to the north-western limit of the orchard. A large but shallow irregularly shaped earthwork pit or hollow was visible to the south of the banks, but within the limit of the orchard. The origin and function of this earthwork are unknown and it might have predated the orchard. This field has now been developed for housing and it is unlikely any trace of the orchard earthworks survive,

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 3250-3251 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.

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:Nov 27 2015 2:34PM