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HER Number:MDV113422
Name:Orchard Banks at Venn’s Farm

Summary

Orchard banks of probable post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1945 onwards, at Venn’s Farm. The earthworks appear to have been completely levelled by 1988.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 978 927
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOWTON

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

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

An orchard is partly depicted here on the Sowton Parish Tithe Map of approximately 1838-48.


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

The orchard appears to have been completely cleared by the time of the Ordnance Survey First Edition Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s.


Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/996, RAF/106G/UK/996 RVp5 6388-89 12-NOV-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358938.

The orchard banks are visible as earthwork banks.


Ordnance Survey, 1966, OS/66185 V, OS/66185 V 396-97 22-JUL-1966 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357577.

The orchard banks are visible as earthwork banks.


Ordnance Survey, 1988, OS/88059 V, OS/88059 V 140-141 25-APR-1988 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358058.

The former orchard banks appear to have been completely levelled following landscaping works.


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 1945 onwards, at Venn’s Farm. An orchard is depicted here on the Sowton Parish Tithe Map of approximately 1838-48, although appears to have been completely cleared by the time of the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s. Aerial photographs of 1945 show that a series of parallel northwest to southeast aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, are visible. These banks occupy an area of approximately 0.61 hectares of fairly level land on the southeast side of Venn’s Farm. The orchard banks are visible on aerial photographs up until 1966, although appear to have been completely levelled by 1988 following landscaping works.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
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
SDV357577Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1966. OS/66185 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/66185 V 396-97 22-JUL-1966.
SDV358058Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1988. OS/88059 V. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). OS/88059 V 140-141 25-APR-1988.
SDV358938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/996. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/996 RVp5 6388-89 12-NOV-1945. [Mapped feature: #72765 ]

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:Oct 1 2015 3:52PM