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HER Number:MDV112379
Name:Orchard North West of Cranbrook

Summary

The remains of areas of probable former post-medieval to 19th and 20th century ridges made for fruit tree planting and drainage were visible as earthwork banks to the north-west of Cranbrook, on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2005. Some of the banks may survive as low earthworks but many have possibly been levelled during the development of the Cranbrook new town.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 001 953
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2005 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The visible earthwork banks fall within the area of two larger orchards depicted on the 25 inch First Edition map. Map object based partly on this source.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4066-4067 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356902.

Linear earthwork banks were visible. Map object based partly on this source.

Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0094 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-Dec-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Linear earthwork banks were visible. Map object based partly on this source.

Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0095 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

Linear earthwork banks were visible.

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

The remains of areas of probable former post-medieval to 19th and 20th century ridges made for fruit tree planting and drainage were visible as earthwork banks to the north-west of Cranbrook, on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data.
The banks corresponded to two orchards depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map, probably associated with the former South Whimple Farm. Roughly a third of the orchard area remained planted into the 1940s. The tree planting banks remained visible as earthworks on images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 and digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2010, but may have been since been levelled during the development of the Cranbrook new town.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0095 22-MAY-2010.
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
SDV356902Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4066-4067 04-NOV-1946.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY0094 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-Dec-2005.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV4887 - Assessment Two Areas of Highway to the East of Exeter
  • EDV4910 - A Programme of Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation between Blue Hayes and Southbrook, East Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 7:51AM