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HER Number:MDV26700
Name:Field system on Heatree Down, Manaton


Visible on the aerial photographs and lidar data. Includes rectilinear enclosure (MDV8818) and may be associated with the Bronze Age hut circle settlements on the north-western side of the Down.


Grid Reference:SX 723 803
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of prehistoric field system on Heatree Down, with enclosure and huts, as well as medieval strip fields around Natsworthy, some fossilised in extant field boundaries

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/155
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, Late Neolithic to Late Medieval - 3000 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4353 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Rectilinear field visible on Heatree Down. This feature may be identical with SX78SW/86 (MDV8818). Some additional extensions of the field boundaries shown on map overlay extending from the south-western corner of the enclosure and also from partway along the western side of enclosure.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

GetMapping PLC, 2015, 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359717.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4353.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV359717Aerial Photograph: GetMapping PLC. 2015. 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution). 2015 Aerial Photograph. Digital.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8818Related to: Enclosure on Heatree Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 17 2019 10:23AM