HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV122820
Name:Orchard east of Lower Ranscombe, Chudleigh

Summary

The remains of ridges made for improved drainage and soil depth within an orchard of probable 19th century date were visible as earthwork banks to the east of Lower Ranscombe, Chudleigh, on aerial photographs of 1946 and images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 870 819
Map Sheet:SX88SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishChudleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCHUDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The plot in which the banks are visible is listed as Great Orchard, plot 210.


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

The visible earthworks correspond with a plot depicted as an orchard.


Fairy Surveys Ltd, 1964, FSL/6412 V, FSL/6412 V 2036-2037 07-FEB-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357115.

The orchard remained densely, if unevenly planted.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8781-SX8782 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

The banks were visible as earthworks


Next Perspectives, 2015-2017, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX8781 & SX8782 15 & 23-AUG-2016 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361515.

The banks were visible as earthworks under new planting.


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.

The remains of parallel earthwork ridges were visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of 1946, on the lower slopes overlooking the Oxencombe Brook, Chudleigh.
The closely spaced banks measure up to 5 metres wide, crossing the contours of the south-facing slopes. The plot in which the banks are visible is listed as Great Orchard on the Tithe Apportionments for Chudleigh (plot 210). It is depicted as an orchard on the Ordnance Survey 25-inch first edition map. The banks are interpreted as earthworks made to enhance drainage and provide additional depth of soil within the orchard and were probably made prior to 1840. The plot remained moderately planted in 1964. The banks had been replanted with young trees on images derived from aerial photographs of 2016.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113224 ]
SDV357115Aerial Photograph: Fairy Surveys Ltd. 1964. FSL/6412 V. Fairy Surveys Ltd aerial photograph. Photograph (Paper). FSL/6412 V 2036-2037 07-FEB-1964.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
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.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8781-SX8782 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.
SDV361515Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2015-2017. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX8781 & SX8782 15 & 23-AUG-2016.

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:Sep 3 2018 4:53PM