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HER Number:MDV113090
Name:Orchard Banks at Woodhouse Farm

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1947 onwards, at Woodhouse Farm.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 023 941
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

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.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP 3461-62 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

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


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 3050-51 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

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


Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89277, OS/89277 V 095-96 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356291.

The orchard banks appear to have been completely levelled.


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 1947 onwards, at Woodhouse Farm. An orchard is depicted here on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s, although by 1947, aerial photographs show that the orchard trees have been almost completely grubbed up, leaving a series of parallel northeast to southwest and northwest to southeast aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. These banks occupy an area of approximately 1.98 hectares of gentle northwest facing slope, within a single rectilinear shaped plot depicted on the First Edition OS map. The orchard banks are visible on aerial photographs up until 1967, although appear to have been completely levelled by 1989.

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 3050-51 14-MAR-1967.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP 3461-62 11-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #72431 ]
SDV356291Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89277. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89277 V 095-96 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:Aug 13 2015 12:51PM