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HER Number:MDV108910
Name:Orchard Banks to the east of Swanhams Farm

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the east of Swanhams Farm. The orchard banks remain visible as slight earthworks on digital images derived from Lidar data captured between 2005 and 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 029 125
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalberton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHALBERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The site of the orchard is symbolised on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3328-29 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchard banks are partly visible as a series of earthwork banks, although are largely obscured by trees.


Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66184 V, OS/66184 V 139-140 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357044.

The orchard trees have been completely cleared, exposing a series of linear earthwork banks.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0212 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 05-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The orchard banks are barely perceptible as earthwork banks.


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 modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the east of Swanhams Farm. The site of the orchard is first symbolised on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. Aerial photographs of 1946 show that the orchard trees remain largely intact, although a series of partial earthwork banks are visible. By 1966 these have been completely grubbed out, exposing a series of parallel east to west aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. The banks occupy an area of approximately 0.51 hectares of west facing slope, within a small rectilinear shaped plot depicted on historical mapping. The orchard banks remain visible as slight earthworks on digital images derived from Lidar data captured between 2005 and 2010.

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 3328-29 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.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0212 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 & 05-MAR-2010.
SDV357044Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66184 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66184 V 139-140 22-JUL-1966. [Mapped feature: #68250 ]

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:Jan 20 2015 9:12AM