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HER Number:MDV110527
Name:Orchard Drainage Banks South of Thatcher’s Lane, Thorverton

Summary

The remains of probable post-medieval to 19th century date banks made for tree planting and drainage were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2012 as earthworks south of Thatcher’s Lane, Thorverton. Earthwork banks are likely to survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 918 034
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCadbury
Civil ParishThorverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHORVERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishCADBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1947 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthworks banks correspond with a parcel of land symbolised as an orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3259-3260 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear earthwork banks are visible and the plot has been largely cleared of trees.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SS9103 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 14-20 Feb 2012 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

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.

The remains of probable post-medieval to 19th century date banks made for tree planting and drainage were visible on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards and digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2012 as earthworks to the south of Thatcher’s Lane, Thorverton.
Their alignment is cross-contour and they are interpreted as fruit tree planting banks of probable post-medieval to 19th century date that were probably made to enhance drainage within an orchard, draining into the stream to the west.
The banks coincide with an orchard depicted on the on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch first edition map but all tree planting has been cleared on aerial photographs of 1946, on which the banks are clearly discernible. The earthwork banks were less clearly visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2012, but a number do appear to survive as low earthwork banks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #69960 ]
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3259-3260 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 SS9103 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 14-20 Feb 2012.

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:Mar 23 2015 5:04PM