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HER Number:MDV112359
Name:Orchard Banks to the East of Higher Venmoor 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 onwards, to the east of Higher Venmoor Farm. They remain faintly visible as a series of earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1996, although appear to have been almost completely levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 007 866
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.

An orchard is partly shown here 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 3004-05 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

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


Ordnance Survey, 1996, OS/96567, OS/96567 008-09 08-MAY-1996 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355696.

The orchard banks are possibly visible as a series of slight earthwork banks, although have been almost completely levelled.


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 onwards, to the east of Higher Venmoor Farm. An orchard is partly shown here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. Aerial photographs of 1946 show that the orchard trees have been completely grubbed up, leaving a series of parallel northwest to southeast aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. The banks occupy an area of approximately 1.31 hectares of northwest facing slope. They remain faintly visible as a series of earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1996, although appear to have been almost completely levelled.

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 3004-05 04-NOV-1946. [Mapped feature: #71755 ]
SDV355696Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1996. OS/96567. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/96567 008-09 08-MAY-1996.
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 28 2015 10:45AM