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HER Number:MDV115263
Name:Orchard Banks north-west of Membury Court, Membury

Summary

Parallel linear banks are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs taken from 1947 onwards and on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. They are interpreted as orchard tree planting banks of post-medieval or 19th century date, and some orchard trees still remained in the mid-20th century.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 260 039
Map Sheet:ST20SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Orchard trees are depicted in this location.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Orchard trees are depicted in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4313-4314 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Parallel linear earthwork banks, and scattered trees, are visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST2604 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Parallel linear earthwork banks are visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2016-2018, The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV359463.

Parallel linear earthwork banks, circa 3.5 metres in width, are visible on images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 and on aerial photographs taken from 1947 onwards. Their broadly cross-contour orientation is indicative of tree planting banks that were common in orchards of post-medieval or 19th century date. This area is depicted as orchard on the Tithe map and early-20th century OS map, and some trees were still present in this location in 1947, suggesting that it could still have been in use as an orchard at this time.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 4313-4314 11-APR-1947.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST2604 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #74575 ]
SDV359463Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2016-2018. The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:2

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7508 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Mar 20 2018 12:53PM