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HER Number:MDV110133
Name:Orchard and Orchard Banks South-West of Southwood


Parallel linear banks, visible as earthworks then cropmarks on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 2007, are interpreted as post-medieval or 19th century banks for fruit tree planting.


Grid Reference:ST 057 051
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroadhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADHEMBURY

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.

The field is depicted as orchard.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 4229-4300 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear earthwork banks are visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1967, OS/67040, OS/67040 V 001 18-APR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356895.

Linear dark cropmarks are visible.

Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0505 10-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357923.

Pale linear cropmark 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 banks, circa 3.5 metres in width, are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946, and as cropmarks on aerial photographs taken between 1967 and 2007. This field south-west of Southwood was depicted as orchard on the late-19th century mapping. The earthworks are aligned broadly cross-contour, and are interpreted as banks for fruit tree planting, which are likely to be post-medieval or 19th century in date.

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 4229-4300 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.
Linked documents:1
SDV356895Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1967. OS/67040. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/67040 V 001 18-APR-1967.
SDV357923Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0505 10-AUG-2007. [Mapped feature: #69579 ]

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 6 2020 6:26PM