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HER Number:MDV108750
Name:Orchard South of Hollis Head

Summary

Orchard banks were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1960s as earthworks on the south-facing combe slopes to the south of Hollis Head. They were part of a formerly much larger orchard of probable post-medieval date. They earthworks have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 990 000
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon

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, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3169-3170 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Parallel earthwork banks are visible.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2942-2943 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

Parallel earthwork banks are visible.


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

Orchard banks were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1960s as earthworks on the south-facing combe slopes to the south of Hollis Head. The banks, probably made to facilitate drainage, fell within the area of a formerly larger orchard potentially of post medieval date, as depicted on the first Edition Ordnance Survey map of the late 19th century. The orchard had been cleared of trees by the mid-1940s and had therefore passed out of use in the first half of the 20th century. The earthworks were not visible on images derived from lidar and 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: #68097 ]
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2942-2943 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 3169-3170 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:Oct 14 2016 11:59AM