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HER Number:MDV122149
Name:Field boundaries north of Stacombe, Moretonhampstead


A number of the existing field boundaries are likely to be fossilised reaves, linking the parallel reave systems on Mardon Down to the north-east and south-west.


Grid Reference:SX 771 876
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric reaves fossilised in the existing field boundaries to the north of Stacopmbe, Moretonhampstead

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOSSILISED REAVE SYSTEM (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

These boundaries are indicated on the map overlay for the survey as being potential fossilised reaves.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Field boundaries are depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111781 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8337Related to: Field System on Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV8332Related to: Parallel Reave System on Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead. (Monument)
MDV105981Related to: Ridge and Furrow on Mardon Down, Moretonhampstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2018 3:58PM