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HER Number:MDV108913
Name:Orchard Banks at Catfords 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, at Catfords Farm. They appear to have been completely levelled by 1989, with part of the site given over to a residential dwelling.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 027 126
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

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

The site is listed as OId Orchard on the Halberton parish tithe apportionment of approximately 1838-48.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3329-30 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchard trees have been completely cleared, exposing a series of linear earthwork banks. Map object based on this source.


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

The orchard banks are visible as a series of earthwork banks. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89276, OS/89276 V 177-778 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357047.

The earthworks appear to have been completely levelled, with part of the site given over to a residential dwelling.


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, at Catfords Farm. The site of the orchard is listed as Old Orchard on the parish tithe apportionment of 1838-48, although by 1946 aerial photographs show that the site has been completely cleared, leaving a series of parallel earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. The north to south aligned banks occupy an area of approximately 0.26 hectares of level land, within a single rectilinear shaped plot depicted on the parish tithe map. The orchard banks are visible on aerial photographs up until 1966, although appear to have been completely levelled by 1989, with part of the site given over to a residential dwelling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3329-30 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.
SDV357044Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66184 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66184 V 139-140 22-JUL-1966.
SDV357047Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89276. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89276 V 177-778 14-JUN-1989.

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 9:45AM