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HER Number:MDV26228
Name:Natural gully on Hamel Down


1980s aerial photograph survey described this feature as an openwork gully pre-dating the strip fields MDV6061. Earthwork survey in 1990 established this is a natural gully.


Grid Reference:SX 697 792
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 NE 119
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/216
  • Pastscape: 915546

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) OPEN CUT? (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Openwork gully which appears to pre-date the strip fields SX67NE/1, being the basis for a field boundary across the strips. Visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 27/03/1990 (Website). SDV360651.

An alleged openwork identified from air photos is a natural gully (citing Pattison, P., 27/03/1990, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 261-271 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 261-271.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 27/03/1990. [Mapped feature: #14179 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV122263Related to: Features on Hamel Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV5976Related to: Field system on Hamel Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV26191Related to: Marshy area on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV6061Related to: STRIP FIELD in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2018 4:40PM