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HER Number:MDV108794
Name:Orchard North of Budlake.


Parallel linear earthwork banks visible on aerial photographs were probably made for enhancing drainage for orchard tree planting, are visible to the north of Budlake. The banks have probably been levelled.


Grid Reference:SS 979 005
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 1967 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 4170-4171 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

The orchard remained planted in to the 1940s.

BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2922-2923 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

The orchard tree planting has been removed and earthwork banks are visible.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9700 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

No evidence of earthwork banks is visible.

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

Parallel linear earthwork banks, circa 7 to 8 metres wide, are visible on aerial photographs of the 1960s. Their alignment is roughly cross-contour and they are interpreted as banks for fruit tree planting, which are likely to be post-medieval to 19th century in date. The field was depicted as orchard on the late-19th century Ordnance Survey 25 inch mapping and the orchard remained planted into the med 20th century. The banks are not visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 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: #68139 ]
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 2922-2923 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 4170-4171 04-NOV-1946.
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SS9700 Environment Agency DTM 19-DEC-2005.

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:Dec 19 2014 4:09PM