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HER Number:MDV113388
Name:Orchard and Orchard Banks South-West of Heathfield Farm


Parallel linear earthwork banks, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1963, correspond to an area depicted as orchard on the late-19th century mapping. They are interpreted as post-medieval or 19th century tree planting banks.


Grid Reference:SX 992 891
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Orchard trees are depicted.

Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 0092-0093 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

Parallel linear earthwork banks are visible.

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

Parallel linear earthwork banks, circa 5 metres wide, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1963. Their location corresponds to a field within which orchard trees are depicted on the late-19th century OS maps. The earthworks are aligned cross-contour, and are interpreted as tree planting banks or terraces, of probable post-medieval or 19th century date, that went out of use by the mid-20th century.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 0092-0093 26-JUL-1963. [Mapped feature: #72727 ]
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:May 6 2020 6:14PM