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HER Number:MDV118003
Name:Orchard on the south east facing slopes south of Tape Lane, Weston, Buckerell parish

Summary

The remains of ridges probably made for fruit tree planting and improved orchard drainage from the post-medieval period or the 19th century were visible as low parallel earthwork banks on aerial photographs of the 1940s.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 137 005
Map Sheet:ST10SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckerell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKERELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1989 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The plot is depicted as an unenclosed orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1446-1447 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Parallel banks were visible as earthworks with minimal light tree cover.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2482, RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4031-4032 10-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359310.

Parallel banks were visible as earthworks.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST1300 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

The banks were not visible as earthworks and have probably been levelled.


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

Narrow ridges were visible as low parallel earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1947 and 1948. The visible earthwork banks were spaced circa 8 metres apart and crossed the contours of the slope.
They fell within a plot depicted as an unenclosed orchard on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map. The earthworks are therefore interpreted as the remains of banks made for fruit tree planting and improved orchard drainage, dating possibly from the post-medieval period or the 19th century. The plot had been largely cleared of tree planting by 1947 and had therefore passed out of use in the early 20th century.
The banks are not visible as earthworks on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 and have probably been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1446-1447 11-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #77281 ]
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST1300 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014.
SDV359310Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2482. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4031-4032 10-MAR-1948.
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 1:23PM