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HER Number:MDV108405
Name:Orchard North West of Poundapit Farm


Earthwork orchard banks were visible to the north-west of Poundapit Farm on aerial photographs of 1967. They were part of a former orchard of probable post-medieval date and have probably been levelled.


Grid Reference:ST 000 024
Map Sheet:ST00SW
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 XX - 1540 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

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

An orchard is depicted.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4245-4246 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

The orchard remained planted.

BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2925-2926 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

All tree planting has been removed and earthwork banks are visible within the area of the orchard.

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

An area of earthwork orchard banks was visible to the north-west of Poundapit Farm on aerial photographs of 1967. The banks, probably made to facilitate drainage, fell within the area of a former orchard potentially of post medieval date depicted on the first Edition Ordnance Survey map of the late 19th century and remained planted into the 1940s. The orchard plot has been impacted by the construction of the M5 and widening of the B3181 and the earthwork banks have probably 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). [Mapped feature: #67779 ]
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2925-2926 14-MAR-1967.
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
SDV356902Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4245-4246 04-NOV-1946.

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:Aug 13 2015 4:32PM