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HER Number:MDV117802
Name:Orchard Banks south-west of Dulhayes, Kilmington

Summary

Linear earthwork banks, visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s, are interpreted as tree planting banks for post-medieval to 20th century orchards.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 265 993
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKilmington
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishKILMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1947 AD)

Full description

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

Orchard trees are depicted in two fields.


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

Orchard trees are depicted in two fields.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2482, RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4015-4016 10-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359310.

Linear earthwork banks are visible in two fields, one of which contains scattered trees.


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, approximately 3 to 4 metres in width, are visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s in two adjoining fields. Their broadly cross-contour orientation is indicative of post-medieval or 19th century tree planting banks and orchard is depicted in this location on the Tithe map and late-19th century OS maps. Trees were still visible in one of the fields on the 1940s images, and the earthworks are interpreted as orchard banks that fell out of use in the second part of the 20th century. It is possible that these earthworks are the same as those described as medieval ridge and furrow (MDV117802).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359310Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2482. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4015-4016 10-MAR-1948. [Mapped feature: #77076 ]
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.
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Associated Monuments

MDV28386Related to: Ridge and Furrow to south-west of Dulcis Farm, Killmington (Monument)

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 1:20PM