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HER Number:MDV125571
Name:Tree banks on the Woodbury to Bicton Road


Two square-shaped banked tree enclosures symmetrically placed on either side of the road from Woodbury to Bicton. Constructed in the 19th century, at the same time as the collection of landscape mounds at Four Firs and along the road, adding to the scenic effect.


Grid Reference:SY 035 864
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TREE BELT (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1885 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

Tilley, C., 2017, Landscape in the Longue Durée, 336-337, fig 10.1 (Monograph). SDV361032.

About 100 metres distant to the east of the pair of landcape mounds (MDV10473 and MDV10474) another pair of square-shaped tree enclosures occur on either side of the road. Similar to MDV125570.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361032Monograph: Tilley, C.. 2017. Landscape in the Longue Durée. Landscape in the Longue Durée. Digital. 336-337, fig 10.1.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117165 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV10473Related to: Earthwork Mound on Woodbury Common (Monument)
MDV10474Related to: Earthwork Mound on Woodbury Common (Monument)
MDV125570Related to: Tree banks 160 metres east of Four Firs (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2019 11:57AM