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HER Number:MDV112497
Name:Orchards South East of Ashclyst Farm

Summary

The remains of ridges probably made for fruit tree planting and improved drainage in a small orchard of probable post-medieval to 20th century date were visible on aerial photographs as earthwork banks to the south-east of Ashclyst Farm, Broadclyst. The ridges have probably been levelled.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 012 980
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 XX - 1540 AD to 1967 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The visible banks corresponded with depicted orchards.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3165-3166 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchards remained planted.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 3002-3003 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

The orchard was cleared of trees and earthwork banks were clearly visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0197-SY0198 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The banks were not clearly visible but very subtle earthworks or cropmarks were discernible.


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 improved drainage in a small orchard of probable post-medieval to 20th century date were visible on aerial photographs as earthwork banks to the south-east of Ashclyst Farm, Broadclyst.
The ridges corresponded to an orchard depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch map and its establishment therefore predates the 1880s. The orchard remained planted into the 1940s but was cleared by 1967, with the tree planting banks clearly visible. It has since been completely cleared and the earthwork banks levelled.
Similar banks, visible as ridge and furrow type earthworks to the south were probably made for drainage in the 20th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 3002-3003 14-MAR-1967. [Mapped feature: #71877 ]
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3165-3166 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 SY0197-SY0198 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.

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 11 2015 4:02PM