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HER Number:MDV112479
Name:Orchard West of Bramley Gardens, Whimple

Summary

The remains of ridges probably made for fruit tree planting and drainage improvement in an orchard of probable 20th century date were visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data as earthwork banks to the west of Bramley Gardens, Whimple. The relict ridges probably survive as low earthwork banks.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 042 970
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWhimple
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHIMPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (XIX to XXI - 1880 AD to 2015 AD? (Between))

Full description

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

The banks do not correspond with any depicted orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3160-61 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchard was planted with relatively young trees.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0296-SY0496 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 7 5-MAR-2010 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Linear earthwork banks were visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0497 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The earthwork banks remained visible. The orchard was lightly planted.


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

The remains of ridges probably made for fruit tree planting and drainage improvement in an orchard of probable 20th century date were visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data as earthwork banks to the west of Bramley Gardens, Whimple.
The banks measured approximately 7 metres wide and were aligned across the contours of the north and west-facing slopes to west of Bramley Gardens.
The banks did not correspond with an orchard plot depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map and the trees appear to be recently planted in 1946, which supports the interpretation that the orchard is of early 20th century date, probably associated with the expansion of Whiteways Cider, based in Whimple.
The orchard remained planted with trees on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010, albeit less densely. This supports the interpretation that two the orchard remains in use and the ridges probably survive as low earthwork banks. The banks cross the site of a possible former quarry in the north-west corner of the orchard, recorded separately.

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 3160-61 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0497 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.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY0296-SY0496 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19-DEC-2005 7 5-MAR-2010. [Mapped feature: #71861 ]

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 10 2015 6:52PM