MDE20538 - Possible undated field system on top of Heale Down (Monument)


A group of fairly broad, irregular, linear features were noted on aerial photographs. They may represent a field system but are more likely to be geological in origin.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of fairly broad, irregular, linear features on the top of Heale Down were visible on aerial photographs. Possibly ploughed out field banks, probably geological. [1,2] SS 652 463. The area is an arable field under pasture at time of visit. No trace of the features seen on the aerial photographs were evident. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/2669 (June 1978).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6546E. [Mapped features: #46776 SS6546E; #46778 SS6546E]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 June 1993.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 914990, Extant 2 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6522 4633 (373m by 284m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17924
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/37
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11169
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE30
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 914990

Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 10:28AM


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