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HER Number:MDV112857
Name:Orchard South West of Clayway, Broadclyst

Summary

An orchard of possible post-medieval origin was located on the south-west facing slopes adjacent to Clayway, Broad Clyst. The distinctive remains of earthwork ridges or banks, made to provide increased soil depth and improved drainage for fruit tree planting, were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data of 2005.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 992 990
Map Sheet:SX99NE
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.

A small orchard is depicted at Clayway.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3170-3171 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Linear earthwork banks were visible under a light tree planting.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 2943-2944 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

Linear earthwork banks were visible under a light tree planting.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9898 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-Dec-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Linear earthwork banks were visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX9999 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

Linear earthwork banks were visible.


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

The distinctive remains of earthwork ridges or banks, made to provide increased soil depth and improved drainage for fruit tree planting on orchards were visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the south-west facing slopes adjacent to Clayway, Broad Clyst. The orchard remained lightly planted up to 1967.
The earthwork banks correspond with an area symbolised as an orchard on the Ordnance Survey 25inch First Edition Map of the 1880s-1890s, and the orchard was therefore probably of post-medieval origin.
The earthwork banks remained visible on digital images derived from lidar data of 2005 and digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010 and therefore 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 2943-2944 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 3170-3171 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 SX9999 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 SX9898 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-Dec-2005. [Mapped feature: #72218 ]

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 22 2015 3:48PM