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HER Number:MDV112336
Name:Orchard Banks Southeast of Bridge Pitt 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 and 1947, to the southeast of Bridge Pitt Farm. They are no longer visible after this date and appear to have been completely levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 013 863
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

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

Plot 1674 on the Woodbury parish tithe apportionment of approximately 1838-48 is recorded as Little Orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3004-05 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of earthwork banks.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2307-08 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356946.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of earthwork banks.


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 and 1947, to the southeast of Bridge Pitt Farm. The site of the orchard is recorded as Little Orchard on the Woodbury parish tithe apportionment of approximately 1838-48, although by 1946, aerial photographs show that the orchard trees have been completely grubbed out, leaving a series of parallel east to west aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. These banks occupy an area of approximately 0.10 hectares of northwest facing slope. The earthworks are visible on aerial photographs of 1947, although are no longer visible after this date and appear to have been completely levelled.

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 3004-05 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #71734 ]
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV356946Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FS 2307-08 13-APR-1947.

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:Jun 25 2015 9:33AM