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HER Number:MDV112841
Name:Earthwork Banks at Hill Barton

Summary

Earthwork banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthworks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Hill Barton.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 004 909
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

  • NARROW RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))
  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3395-96 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

The earthwork banks are partly visible. Map object based on this source.

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

The orchard trees have been completely grubbed up, exposing a series of earthwork banks. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66185 V, OS/66185 V 423 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357577.

Earthwork banks are visible to the east.

Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0090; SY0091 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The earthwork banks have been completely levelled and have been largely developed on.

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

Earthwork banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthworks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Hill Barton. The earthworks may in part represent former orchard banks, upon which the fruit trees were established, as orchards are partly depicted here to the west on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. If the fields which encompass those earthworks to the east were also covered with orchards, then these had been likely cleared by the time of the First Edition OS map. Alternatively, these eastern banks may represent evidence of 18th-19th century cultivation. The earthwork banks are northeast to southwest and northwest to southeast aligned and occupy an area of approximately 9.7 hectares of gentle north and south sloping ground, within a number of plots depicted on the First Edition OS map, to the north of Hill Barton. The earthworks are visible on aerial photographs of 1966. although by 2010, the earthwoeks have been levelled and the site largely developed as part of expansion of Hill Barton Business Park and Recycling Centre.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3395-96 13-APR-1946.
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.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0090; 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
SDV357577Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66185 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66185 V 423 22-JUL-1966.

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:Dec 11 2019 12:40PM