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HER Number:MDV113433
Name:Former Orchard and Orchard Banks South of Clyst St George


Parallel linear earthwork banks, visible on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1979, are interpreted as post-medieval or 19th century tree planting banks that went out of use in the late-19th century. Most are not visible on later available imagery and may have been levelled.


Grid Reference:SX 982 886
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst St. George
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST ST.GEORGE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Orchard trees are depicted across part of one field.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 RS 4262-4263 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

Parallel linear earthwork banks are visible, although much of the ground surface is obscured by the tree canopy.

Meridian Airmaps Limited, 1969, MAL/69014, MAL/69014 V 064-065 05-MAR-1969 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355379.

Linear earthwork banks are visible.

Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9888 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A small area of parallel linear earthwork banks is visible north of the road.

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 on aerial photographs taken between 1946 and 1969. Their location corresponds to three fields depicted on the late-19th century mapping, with an irregular area of orchard trees depicted within one of these. The earthworks are aligned cross-contour, and are interpreted as tree planting banks of probable post-medieval or 19th century date. No trees are depicted here on the early-20th century OS maps, and they had presumably fallen out of use by this time. The construction of the road through this area has impacted the earthworks, and the area south of the road appears to have been levelled. However a small part survives as earthworks north of the road visible on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014.

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 RS 4262-4263 13-APR-1946.
SDV355379Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1969. MAL/69014. Meridian Airmaps Limited Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). MAL/69014 V 064-065 05-MAR-1969. [Mapped feature: #72776 ]
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
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9888 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014.

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 2 2015 1:28PM