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HER Number:MDV108892
Name:Former Orchard and Relict Orchard Banks at Pool House


Parallel linear earthwork banks, visible on aerial photographs from 1947 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010, are interpreted as post-medieval or 19th century banks for fruit tree planting. Earthworks are likely to survive in part.


Grid Reference:ST 089 089
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKentisbeare
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKENTISBEARE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

This area is depicted as orchard.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4291-4292 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Linear earthwork banks are visible, although obscured by tree cover.

Ordnance Survey, 1982, OS/82219 V, OS/82219 V 1637-1638 03-SEP-1982 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357675.

Linear earthwork banks, and a few trees, are visible.

Environment Agency, 2005-2012, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0808 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 05-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357033.

Linear earthwork banks are 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 3 metres wide, are indistinctly visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947, although obscured by the tree canopy, in two fields around Pool House. They are more clearly visible on later aerial photographs taken in the 1980s when many of the trees had been removed, and on images derived from lidar data captured in 2010. The alignment of ridges in the larger field is roughly cross-contour and they are interpreted as banks for fruit tree planting, which are likely to be post-medieval or 19th century in date. The small group of earthworks south of the farm are aligned along the contour, and both fields were depicted as orchard on the late-19th century mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4291-4292 11-APR-1947.
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
SDV357033Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2005-2012. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0808 Environment Agency JPEG DTM 05-MAR-2010. [Mapped features: #68231 ; #68232 ]
SDV357675Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1982. OS/82219 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/82219 V 1637-1638 03-SEP-1982.

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:May 14 2020 11:10AM