The earthwork remains of the shrunken village of Downhead, a settlement of pre-Domesday date. These lie to the north and south of a modern road, with the major portion to the north. This area contains the sites of houses, including a possible manor house, along with outbuildings and paddocks. A substantial hollow way runs north through the centre of the earthworks. A second hollow way runs at right angles to the first and a building platform and associated toft lie in the angle between the two. A water-filled fishpond survives towards the north of the area. The smaller section, to the south of the road, contains the remains of two dwellings, a linear depression and bank and a small paddock.