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HER Number:MDV118238
Name:Orchard Banks south-east of St Cuthbert's Church, Widworthy

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:SY 214 992
Map Sheet:SY29NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWidworthy
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1948 AD)

Full description

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

These two plots of land are recorded as orchard.


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

This area is depicted as orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 FP 1434-1435 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

Earthwork ridges are indistinctly visible in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2482, RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4021-4022 10-MAR-1948 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359310.

Earthwork ridges are indistinctly visible in this location.


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 are visible on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s in two plots of land south-east of St Cuthbert’s Church. Their broadly cross-contour orientation is indicative of post-medieval or 19th century tree planting banks and this plot of land was recorded as orchard in the Tithe apportionment and depicted as orchard on the late-19th century OS mapping. Orchard trees were still visible in this location in the 1940s aerial photographs, but they seem to have been removed in the second part of the 20th century.

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 1434-1435 11-APR-1947.
SDV359310Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2482. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/2482 RS 4021-4022 10-MAR-1948. [Mapped feature: #77516 ]
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 1:27PM