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HER Number:MDV113668
Name:Possible Former Orchard South East of Starved Oak Cross, Upton Pyne.

Summary

Evidence of a possible former orchard of probable post-medieval to 19th century origin was visible as low and narrow earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s on the gentle south-east facing slopes to the south-east of Starved Oak Cross, Upton Pyne.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 914 986
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD? (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

An orchard is not depicted or listed in this location.


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

An orchard is not depicted in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4229-4230 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Low and somewhat eroded earthwork banks were visible in this location.


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

Evidence of a possible former orchard of probable post-medieval to 19th century origin was visible as low and narrow earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s on the gentle south-east facing slopes to the south-east of Starved Oak Cross, Upton Pyne. The banks are arranged perpendicular to a stream immediately to the west, and were probably made to improve drainage.
The plot of land within which the banks were visible was not depicted as an orchard on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map or listed as an Orchard on the Tithe Apportionments for Upton Pyne. This might support the interpretation that any orchard in this location was cleared of trees prior to circa 1840.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4229-4230 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

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 30 2015 11:20AM