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HER Number:MDV55040
Name:Garden at Newhall Farm, Broadclyst


Area below garden of Newhall Farm marked as Garden Plot on Tithe Map. Parch marks probably mark the sites of former beds.


Grid Reference:SX 981 991
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADCLYST

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NE/72/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GARDEN (Unknown date)

Full description

Horner, B., 1995, DAP/YZ, 0-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV336957.

Horner, B., 1995, DAP/ZA, 14-15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV323422.

The features show faintly on aerial photograph. The scarp is clearly visible with a linear drainage feature running at its base.

Butler, D., 1995, Newhall Farm (Worksheet). SDV340763.

Parch marks on the field to south of Newhall Farm garden showed as strips of camomile marking out roughly rectangular areas with curved corners situated on a raised platform above a stream and separated from the farm garden by a ha-ha and stone wall. The 1843 Tithe Map shows no indication of any structures on the plot, named 'Garden Plot'. The 1889 Ordnance Survey map shows trees planted in the south west corner below the stone wall, the platforms of which are still visible. The strips probably outline the planting beds of the old garden plot.

Horner, B., 1995, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV340770.

The blocks of parched ground are paticularly enigmatic. Some of the camomile strips, which are too narrow to indicate walls, appear to almost spiral out from a central round feature, possibly an ornamental drainage feature of the garden. This whole area appears to be broadly defined by a pronounced, straight scart running roughly west south west-east north east. It creates in effect a raised terrace area and does not look natural.

Society of Moorland Dowsers, 2002, Ground Patterns (Worksheet). SDV340771.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323422Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1995. DAP/ZA. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 14-15.
SDV336957Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1995. DAP/YZ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0-3.
SDV340763Worksheet: Butler, D.. 1995. Newhall Farm. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV340770Personal Comment: Horner, B.. 1995. Not Applicable.
SDV340771Worksheet: Society of Moorland Dowsers. 2002. Ground Patterns. Worksheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV74446Part of: Newhall Farm, Broadclyst (Monument)
MDV44236Related to: Newhall Farmhouse, Broadclyst (Building)
MDV54104Related to: Parchmarks to South-East of Newall Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2013 10:40AM