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HER Number:MDV124375
Name:Orchards at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock

Summary

Linear earthworks interpreted as 19th century tree planting banks of former orchards are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1964 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 848 771
Map Sheet:SX87NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHennock
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHENNOCK
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The earthworks correspond with orchards in this location.

Fairy Surveys Ltd, 1964, FSL/6412 V, FSL/6412 V 2068-69 07-FEB-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357115.

Linear earthwork banks are visible.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8477 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Linear earthwork banks are visible.

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 (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Parallel earthwork ridges, circa 4.5m wide, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1964 and digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock. The visible banks are closely spaced and are aligned across and parallel to the contours of the southeast and northeast facing combe slopes, occupying a combined area of approximately 1.05 hectares. The banks coincide with orchards depicted on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map of the late 19th century. The presence of orchards in this location supports the interpretation the earthworks represent possible 19th century tree planting banks, the fruit trees being established on the earthworks for increased soil depth and improved drainage. The eastern of the two orchards corresponds with earthworks of a post-medieval or early 19th century extractive pit (MDV124376), the trees being planted within the pit following its abandonment.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV357115Aerial Photograph: Fairy Surveys Ltd. 1964. FSL/6412 V. Fairy Surveys Ltd aerial photograph. Photograph (Paper). FSL/6412 V 2068-69 07-FEB-1964. [Mapped feature: #114629 ]
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 (AI&M). 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 SX8477 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.

Associated Monuments

MDV124376Related to: Extractive Pit at Bunker’s Bridge, Hennock (Monument)

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:Jun 16 2020 1:38PM