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The Fallen Fruit Project developed a methodology for charting the losss of traditional orchards from the Quantock Hills landscape. Using newly digitised tithe mapping, estate records, OS mapping and aerial photography the project was able to show the extent of orchards from the 1837 and the loss of 98% by 2007. The project had a signficant community engagement element that included celebrations of apple culture, folklore, stories, songs and poems as well as recording locations of remaining trees.


Fallen Fruits Orchard Project

Researching the decline of orchards across the Quantock Hills.

Start date:

1 April 2011

End date:

31 December 2014


Arts & Humanities Research Council / Lady Emily Smyth Agricultural Research Station


University of Bristol

Small child choosing apples from a wheelbarrow
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