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HER Number:MDV112838
Name:Orchard Banks at Denbow Cross

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1947 onwards, at Denbow Cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 008 915
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarringdon
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARRINGDON

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 depicted here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RS 4459-60 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

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


Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F22 088-89 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

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


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0091 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The orchard banks are possibly visible as earthwork banks.


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 1947 onwards, at Denbow Cross. An orchard is depicted here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s, although by 1947, aerial photographs show that the orchard trees have been almost completely grubbed up, leaving a series of parallel northwest to southeast aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. These banks occupy an area of approximately 0.12 hectares of gentle northwest facing slope, within a small irregular shaped plot depicted on the First Edition OS map. The orchard banks are possibly visible as earthwork banks on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F22 088-89 26-JUL-1963. [Mapped feature: #72199 ]
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RS 4459-60 11-APR-1947.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0091 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

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:Jul 16 2015 3:57PM