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HER Number:MDV113005
Name:Orchard Banks at Fair Oak 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, at the former Fair Oak Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 001 931
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst Honiton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

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.

Orchards are 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. Map object partly based on this source.

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.

Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0093 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

Traces of earthwork banks are visible to the south, although the remainder of the site has been completely levelled as part of expansion of Exeter Airport.

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, at the former Fair Oak Farm. Orchards are depicted here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. Aerial photographs of 1946 and 1963 show that the two orchard sites have been partly thinned out, leaving a series of parallel north to south and northwest to southeast aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. These banks occupy an area of approximately 1.72 hectares, within two plots located either side of the former farmstead of Fair Oak Farm. The orchard banks are visible on aerial photographs up until 1966, although appear to have been almost completely levelled by 1985. Only partial traces of the orchard banks to the south survive on Lidar-derived images of 2005, the remainder of the site being levelled by construction of the A30 and by the expansion of Exeter Airport.

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.
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
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY0093 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005.

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:Mar 13 2020 7:53AM