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HER Number:MDV112599
Name:Orchard at Hitts Farm

Summary

An orchard of possible post-medieval to 21st century date was visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 and 2010 as the remains of earthwork ridges at Hitt’s Farm, Clyst St. Lawrence. The banks were probably made to provide increased soil depth and improved drainage for fruit tree planting. The ridges probably survive as low earthwork banks.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 034 987
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
Civil ParishClyst St. Lawrence
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST ST.LAWRENCE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2010 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthwork banks correspond with a plot symbolised as an orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3162-3163 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchard remained densely planted.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 3037-3038 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

The orchard remained densely planted.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0298 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19 Dec 2005
& 5 Mar 2010
(Cartographic). SDV357034.

Linear earthwork banks were visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0298 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The orchard remained lightly planted.


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

An orchard of post-medieval to 21st century date was visible on digital images derived from lidar data captured in 2005 and 2010 as the remains of earthwork ridges at Hitt’s Farm, Clyst St. Lawrence. The banks were probably made to provide increased soil depth and improved drainage for fruit tree planting. The visible ridges were circa 7 to 8 metres wide and orientated roughly north to south, across the contours of the slope.
The banks corresponded to an orchard depicted on the Ordnance Survey first edition 25 inch map, that remained densely planted into the 1960s. The orchard retained a light scattering of trees on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken 2010. The tree planting ridges probably survive as low earthwork banks.

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 3037-3038 14-MAR-1967.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3162-3163 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 SY0298 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 SY0298 Environment Agency JPG DSM 19 Dec 2005 & 5 Mar 2010. [Mapped feature: #71981 ]

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:Aug 17 2017 6:17PM