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HER Number:MDV11478
Name:Orchard Banks at Venn Copse

Summary

Probable orchard banks of post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Venn House. They remain partly visible as earthwork banks on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2010. The earthwork are less likely to represent an area of ridge and furrow.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 034 131
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalberton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHALBERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01SW/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))
  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The site of the orchard is partly symbolised on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of approximately 1838-48.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3327-28 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Map object previously based on this Source.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP 3283 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357337.

The orchard banks are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks.


Griffith, F. M., 1979, DAP/G (Aerial Photograph). SDV336941.

Possible ridge and furrow visible as earthworks. Near Venn Copse.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0313 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The orchard banks are partly visible as earthwork banks.


Reed, S. J., 2011, Ridge and Furrow Earthworks (Personal Comment). SDV346683.

Ridge and furrow earthworks visible on Royal Air Force aerial photograph. The 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map shows the site partially covered with orchard and the earthworks may be associated with orchard rather than ploughing activity.


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

Probable orchard banks of post-medieval to modern date are visible as a series of linear earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Venn House. The site of the orchard is first symbolised on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map of between the 1880’s-90’s, although by 1946, aerial photographs show that the orchard trees have been almost completely grubbed out, leaving a series of parallel northwest to southeast aligned earthwork banks, on which the fruit trees were established, visible. These banks occupy an area of approximately 0.97 hectares of southeast facing slope, within a single rectilinear shaped plot depicted on historical mapping. The orchard banks remain partly visible as earthwork banks on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2010.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336941Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1979. DAP/G. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346683Personal Comment: Reed, S. J.. 2011. Ridge and Furrow Earthworks. Not Applicable.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3327-28 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery ST0313 22-MAY-2010.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357337Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP 3283 11-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #74109 ]

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:Jan 22 2015 5:11PM