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HER Number:MDV113076
Name:Orchard Banks at Rockbeare Manor

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1966 onwards, at Rockbeare Manor. The earthworks remain visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 032 941
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

Protected Status

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/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3063-64 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The site of the orchard is covered with fruit trees.


Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66185 V, OS/66185 V 366-367 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357577.

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


Ordnance Survey, 2000, OS/00981, OS/00981 V 025-26 19-MAR-2000 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358750.

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


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SY0394 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of 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 1966 onwards, at Rockbeare Manor. An orchard is depicted here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. Aerial photographs of 1946 show the site of the orchard is covered with trees, although by 1966 these have been completely cleared 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 1.20 hectares of gentle northwest facing slope, within a single plot depicted on the First Edition OS map. The orchard banks remain visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3063-64 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 SY0394 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.
SDV357577Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66185 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66185 V 366-367 22-JUL-1966.
SDV358750Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 2000. OS/00981. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). OS/00981 V 025-26 19-MAR-2000.

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:Aug 13 2015 10:35AM