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HER Number:MDV8818
Name:Enclosure on Heatree Down


Vegetation mark of a large rectilinear enclosure noted from 1947 aerial photograph during 1980s project. Still visible on 2015 aerial photographs and lidar data; part of a wider network of field boundaries on the Down.


Grid Reference:SX 272 080
Map Sheet:SX20NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX78SW57 SX 78 SW 57
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445697
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/86
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Unknown date)

Full description

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

Cropmark of a rectilinear enclosure at SX 724806.

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

Vegetation mark of rectilinear enclosure visible on 1947 aerial photograph. A large rectilinear enclosure or field is visible at SX7228 8047.

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. 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. [Mapped feature: #118172 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26700Related to: Field system on Heatree Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV80433Related to: Heatree Leat, Manaton (Monument)
MDV55530Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)
MDV8721Related to: Hut Settlement on Heatree Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2024 11:47AM