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HER Number:MDV112328
Name:Orchard Banks at Lower Mallocks Farm

Summary

Possible orchard banks of post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Lower Mallocks Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 017 862
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

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 is not depicted as an orchard 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 3003-04 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The possible orchard banks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1965, RAF/58/7106, RAF/58/7106 006-07 12-NOV-1965 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356245.

The possible orchard banks are visible as earthwork banks.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

Possible orchard banks of post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Lower Mallocks Farm. The earthworks are east to west aligned and occupy an area of approximately 1.30 hectares of gentle northwest facing slope, within a single plot to the north of the farm. The site of the possible orchard is not, however, symbolised on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting that either the orchard was grubbed up prior to the 1880’s-90’s or the banks exercised an alternative function, such as improvement ridge and furrow. The earthworks are visible on aerial photographs up until 1965, and appear to have been levelled after this 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 3003-04 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #71726 ]
SDV356245Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1965. RAF/58/7106. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/7106 006-07 12-NOV-1965.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

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 27 2015 3:30PM