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HER Number:MDV48646
Name:Structures and earthworks at Middle Harrison

Summary

Linear and curvilinear banks and ditches or hollow ways were visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the east-facing slopes to the south-west of Harrison Farm, Stockland parish. The earthworks might be the remains of fields, paddocks, tracks and possible structures associated with the former settlement of Middle Harrison, and possibly of medieval origin.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 238 009
Map Sheet:ST20SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStockland
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOCKLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST20SW/214

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING PLATFORM? (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • TRACKWAY? (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1880 AD (Between))
  • ORCHARD (XVIII to XX - 1701 AD to 1947 AD (Between))
  • BARN (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

TA 1561, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV128063.

Middle harrison barn and yard shown on tm (ta 1561).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV128064.

Dro=stockland tithe map and apportionment book/(1844).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV128065.

Des=emafu blackdown hills survey 1992 archive.


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

Plot 1561 is listed as barn and apportionment at Middle Harrison. Plot 1562 is listed as Mazard Plot but described as pasture. Plot 1571 is listed and described as an orchard.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1974, RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP 3432-3433 11-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356127.

The former orchard west of the barn remained lightly planted.


Ordnance Survey, 1982, OS/82218 V, OS/82218 V 1105-1106 28-AUG-1982 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359504.

Linear earthwork banks were visible to the west of the former site of Higher Harrison.


Ordnance Survey, 1996, OS/96569, OS/96569 V 7-8 08-MAY-1996 (Aerial Photograph). SDV359324.

Linear earthwork banks were visible to the west of the former site of Higher Harrison.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR ST2300 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

Numerous linear earthwork banks, ditches and terraces were visible.


Orchard Network, 2016, Orchard Network, http://www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/content/devon. Accessed 01/07/2016 (Website). SDV359668.

Mazards, or Mazzards, are a type of cherry peculiar to the west country, probably introduced in the 18th century. Plot 1562 is listed as Mazard Plot but described as pasture, indicating a possible previous use as a cherry orchard.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2016-2018, The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV359463.

Linear and curvilinear banks and ditches or hollow ways were visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data on the east-facing slopes to the south-west of Harrison Farm, Stockland parish.
The visible earthworks did not correspond with any boundaries or structures depicted on the Tithe Map for Stockland or the Ordnance Survey First Edition 25 inch map. Plot 1571 on the Tithe Map contained two structures and was listed as ‘Barn and yard’ at Middle Harrison. The earthworks visible to the west of the barn were visible predominantly as low earthwork banks, largely within an irregularly shaped plot depicted as an orchard. The orchard land use probably facilitated the good survival of the earthworks. Notable features include a possible track or droveway and rectilinear hollow, possibly the site of a building.
To the east and south of the barn the earthworks were more difficult to define and transcribe, probably due to the continued agricultural use of these plots into the 19th century. The identifiable earthworks appeared to largely consist of narrow and shallow ditches defining small plots or parcels of land that seemed to mostly respect the site of the yard and structures.
These earthworks might be the remains of boundaries defining fields, paddocks, tracks and possible structures potentially of medieval origin, associated with the former settlement or farmstead of Middle Harrison.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV128063Migrated Record: TA 1561.
SDV128064Migrated Record:
SDV128065Migrated Record:
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
SDV356127Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1974. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1974 RP 3432-3433 11-APR-1947.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR ST2300 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #93254 ]
SDV359324Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1996. OS/96569. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. OS/96569 V 7-8 08-MAY-1996.
SDV359463Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2016-2018. The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:2
SDV359504Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1982. OS/82218 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/82218 V 1105-1106 28-AUG-1982.
SDV359668Website: Orchard Network. 2016. Orchard Network. http://www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/. Website. http://www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/content/devon. Accessed 01/07/2016.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7508 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Mar 20 2018 12:56PM