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HER Number:MDV70677
Name:ORCHARD in the Parish of Broad Clyst


Site of a 19C orchard to the southeast of Tillhouse Farm


Grid Reference:SY 010 956
Map Sheet:SY09NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCLYST HONITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09NW/143

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ORCHARD (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of an orchard shown on OS 25" (1880s) map to the east of the track to ‘Tillhouse Farm’.

Archaeological Services WYAS, 2003, East Devon new community, 3.8 (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV323042.

A geophysical survey undertaken in 2003 found weak linear anomolies indicative of ridge & furrow ploughing aligned northwest to southeast. Other details: Block 9.

Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological evaluation of the proposed site for East Devon new community - Draft, 4-5,10, Fig 1 (Report - Evaluation). SDV101308.

A trench was excavated by Exeter Archaeology in 2004 in the northwest corner of the field exposed two small features which were interpreted as tree root holes.

Waterman CPM Ltd, 2006, Cranbrook, Devon: Archaeological Mitigation Strategy, 5 (Report - non-specific). SDV345274.

Initial geophysical survey identified some potential sites which have since proved to have a natural or modern origin. In the light of the results of the trial trenching, 'ridge and furrow' earthworks have been reinterpreted as the remains of post-medieval orchards shown on historic maps. Other details: Plan 1, Area B.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101308Report - Evaluation: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological evaluation of the proposed site for East Devon new community - Draft. Exeter Archaeology Report. A4 stapled + Digital. 4-5,10, Fig 1.
SDV323042Report - Geophysical Survey: Archaeological Services WYAS. 2003. East Devon new community. Archaeological Services WYAS Report. 1174. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.8.
SDV345274Report - non-specific: Waterman CPM Ltd. 2006. Cranbrook, Devon: Archaeological Mitigation Strategy. Waterman CPM Ltd. H1173_08c. A4 Bound. 5.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV43814Related to: Broadclyst, Tillhouse Farm (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2544 - Archaeological evaluation of the proposed site for East Devon new community
  • EDV2545 - East Devon new community
  • EDV4910 - A Programme of Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation between Blue Hayes and Southbrook, East Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 8:06AM