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HER Number:MDV122446
Name:Orchard Banks north of Higher Combe Farm, Teignmouth

Summary

Parallel linear earthwork banks, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1950, are interpreted as post-medieval or 19th century banks for fruit tree cultivation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 930 742
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Orchard trees are depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Scattered trees are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF/541/520, RAF/541/520 RP 3015-3016 13-MAY-1950 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352112.

Parallel linear earthwork banks are visible.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Some trees are visible on the periphery of the polt.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Parallel linear earthwork banks, approximately 3 metres in width, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1950. They are aligned cross-contour and depicted as orchard on the late-19th century OS map. The earthworks are interpreted as post-medieval or 19th century banks for fruit tree cultivation, and trees were still visible in this plot on the 1940s aerial photographs. Although most have been removed it is possible that a few fruit trees may survive.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV352112Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF/541/520. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/541/520 RP 3015-3016 13-MAY-1950. [Mapped feature: #112517 ]
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2018 4:26PM