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HER Number:MDV125371
Name:Orchards and Field Boundary North of Tuckett’s Farm, Haccombe with Combe

Summary

Ridges made for improved drainage and soil depth within orchards of probable 19th century date were visible as earthwork banks flanking the relict ditch of a former field bounday in a plot to the north of Tuckett’s Farm, on aerial photographs of the 1940s onward and imagery derived from lidar data of 1998 to 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 890 719
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHaccombe with Combe
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBEINTEIGNHEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • ORCHARD (XVIII to XX - 1800 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The plot is depicted as an orchard and listed as Plot 61, Well Park & Bottom & Park Orchard


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

The plot in which the banks are visible is depicted a an orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5278-5279 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Banks are visible as earthworks under light tree cover.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8971 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Banks remain visible as earthworks.


Next Perspectives, 2015-2017, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX8971 08-JUN-2015 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361515.

Banks are visible as earthworks under light tree cover.


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 ridges were visible as earthworks under light tree cover on aerial photographs of 1946. The closely spaced banks are on average 6 to 7 metres wide and are visible in two blocks, aligned north-east to south-west and south-west to north-east across the contours of the east-facing slopes. They are interpreted as banks made to enhance drainage and provide additional depth of soil within an orchard.
The plot in which the banks are visible is depicted as an orchard on the Tithe Map for Combeinteignhead (Plot 61, Well Park & Bottom & Park Orchard) and the Ordnance Survey 25-inch first edition map. The banks were therefore probably created prior to circa 1840.
The two blocks of orchard banks appear to flank a roughly north to south hollow or ditch, probably the relict earthworks of a former field boundary not depicted on the 19th century maps and therefore probably of post-medieval to early 19th century origin.
The plot remains lightly planted and banks visible as slight earthworks on images derived from aerial photographs of 2015 and images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5278-5279 12-JUL-1946.
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 SX8971 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #116671 ]
SDV361515Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2015-2017. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX8971 08-JUN-2015.

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:Feb 28 2019 1:20PM