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HER Number:MDV113724
Name:Orchard South of Langford

Summary

Evidence of a former orchard of probable post-medieval to 19th century origin was visible as low and narrow earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the steep west-facing slopes overlooking the Jackmoor Brook, south of Langford.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 902 974
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton St. Cyres
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.CYRES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Early Medieval to XX - 1066 AD to 1964 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4101-4102 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

Lightly planted arthwork banks were visible.


Fairy Surveys Ltd, 1964, FSL/6412 V, FSL/6412 V 1024-1025 07-FEB-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357115.

Lightly planted earthwork banks were visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9097 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Narrow parallel earthwork banks were visible. Map object based partly on this source.


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

Evidence of a former orchard of probable post-medieval to 19th century origin was visible as low and narrow earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards on the steep west-facing slopes overlooking the Jackmoor Brook, south of Langford.
The banks were roughly 5 metres wide and arranged in a south-west to north-east orientation, crossing the contours of the combe slope. This was probably to aid drainage of excess surface water towards the Jackmoor Brook.
The plot of land within which the banks were visible was depicted as an orchard on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map and remained lightly planted with trees into the 1960s. The former orchard has now largely been cleared of trees but the banks remain visible as slight earthworks on digital images derived from lidar data. A similar but larger orchard depicted on the OS first edition immediately to the north-west has been levelled and redeveloped as housing.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

An orchard is depicted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4101-4102 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.
SDV357115Aerial Photograph: Fairy Surveys Ltd. 1964. FSL/6412 V. Fairy Surveys Ltd aerial photograph. Photograph (Paper). FSL/6412 V 1024-1025 07-FEB-1964.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9097 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:Nov 10 2015 5:41PM