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HER Number:MDV112894
Name:Orchard Banks Northwest of Holwell Farm

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, to the northwest of Holwell Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 002 922
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
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. Map object partly based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4432-33 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

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


Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 070-71 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of earthwork banks. Map object partly based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89277, OS/89277 V 123-24 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356291.

Faint traces of the former orchard banks are visible as earthworks.


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 1946 onwards, to the northwest of Holwell Farm. An orchard is depicted here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s, although by 1946, aerial photographs show that the orchard trees have been almost completely grubbed up, leaving a series of parallel northeast to southwest aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. These banks occupy an area of approximately 0.30 hectares of moderate northeast facing slope, within a single irregular to triangular shaped plot depicted on the First Edition OS map. The orchard banks are partly visible on aerial photographs up until 1989, although their survival after this date is uncertain.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4432-33 13-APR-1946.
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 070-71 26-JUL-1963.
SDV356291Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89277. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89277 V 123-24 14-JUN-1989.
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:Oct 24 2017 3:27PM