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HER Number:MDV118166
Name:Former orchard south of Tale Wood, Payhembury parish

Summary

The remains of ridges made for fruit tree planting and improved orchard drainage probably in the post-medieval period or 19th century were visible as low parallel earthwork banks on aerial photographs of 1967 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014 on the west and north-facing slopes south of Tale Wood, Payhembury parish.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 069 007
Map Sheet:ST00SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPayhembury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPAYHEMBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Plot 696 is listed as Higher Orchard.


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

The visible earthworks fall within plot 696.


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

The visible earthworks fall within plots depicted as an orchard and copse.


BKS Surveys Ltd, 1967, BKS/2822, BKS/2822 V 3041-3042 14-MAR-1967 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354836.

Earthwork banks were visible through moderate tree cover.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST0700 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Narrowly spaced parallel banks were visible as earthworks.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery ST0700 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

The plot remains planted.


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 digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2014. The visible earthwork banks were spaced up to circa 7 metres apart and crossed the contours of the slope over an area of circa 0.2 hectares.
The visible earthworks fall within plot 696 on the Tithe Map for Payhembury, listed as Higher Orchard on the Tithe Apportionments. The plot remains largely depicted as an orchard on the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map, a small area to the north incorporated into a plantation or copse.
The earthworks are therefore interpreted as the remains of banks made for fruit tree planting and improved drainage in orchards dating possibly from the post-medieval period or the 19th century. The plot remains under light orchard tree cover on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2010.

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.
SDV354836Aerial Photograph: BKS Surveys Ltd. 1967. BKS/2822. BKS Surveys Ltd. Photograph (Paper). BKS/2822 V 3041-3042 14-MAR-1967.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery ST0700 22-MAY-2010.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST0700 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #77440 ]
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
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.

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 1:25PM