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HER Number:MDV110169
Name:Orchard and Orchard Banks Between Higher Weaver and Haywood Farm


Parallel linear banks, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1947, are interpreted as post-medieval or 19th century banks for fruit tree planting. They appear to have been mostly levelled by 1967.


Grid Reference:ST 052 050
Map Sheet:ST00NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

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 northern field is depicted as orchard, and a few trees are depicted in the southern field.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2135-2136 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356946.

Linear earthwork banks are visible.

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

The area appears to have been levelled, anthough dark linear cropmarks are visible in the southern field.

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 1947, along the valley between two farms. The northernmost field is depicted as orchard on the late-19th century mapping, with a few trees depicted in the southern field. 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. The earthworks in the northern field appear to have been levelled by 1967, although some remains in the southern field are indicated by cropmarks, and no evidence of earthworks was visible on any of the later available aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV356946Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2135-2136 13-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #69615 ]

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 6:25PM