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HER Number:MDV113392
Name:Orchard and Orchard Banks around Roymar Farm


Parallel linear banks, visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and partially as cropmarks on aerial photographs taken in 1992, partly 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 997 891
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 in one field.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RP 3242-3243 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

Parallel linear earthwork banks are visible in three fields.

Ordnance Survey, 1992, OS/92196 V, OS/92196 V 103-104 14-JUN-1992 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355002.

Parallel linear cropmarks are visible in one field.

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 4 metres wide, are visible in three fields on aerial photographs taken in 1946. The northernmost corresponds to a field within which orchard trees are depicted on the late-19th century OS maps, and linear cropmarks are visible in this field on aerial photographs taken in 1992. The earthworks are aligned broadly cross-contour, and are interpreted as tree planting banks, of probable post-medieval or 19th century date. The northernmost appears to have gone out of use in the second part of the 20th century, whilst the others are likely to have been disused by the late-19th century.

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 RP 3242-3243 13-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #72732 ]
SDV355002Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1992. OS/92196 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/92196 V 103-104 14-JUN-1992.
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 6:13PM