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HER Number:MDV125114
Name:Droveway across the northern part of Chagford Common

Summary

Droveway running through the reave system on the north-western side of Chagford Common. Closely associated with Round (or 'Roundy') Pound, it is thought to be Iron Age in date; post-dating the earlier reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 869
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 67
  • Pastscape: 443663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DROVE ROAD (Constructed, Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1954, Excavations at Kestor (Article in Serial). SDV304231.


Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Shovel Down Survey (Report - Survey). SDV359365.

Round Pound, excavated by Fox (see Fox, 1954), is of Iron Age date. With its associated `droveway' it is closely superimposed on the Bronze Age landscape.
Another unmetaled trackway to the south-east, is visible between SX 6669 8676 and SX 6684 8694. It is similar to the droveway but seems to be an original feature of this system. East of the Common it exists as a walled lane through the modern fields.


Johnston, R. + Wickstead, H., 2005, Geophysical Surveys on Shovel Down and Kes Tor, Dartmoor (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV274490.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 06/01/2019. Condition of the junction of the droveway recorded as almost entirely gorse-covered, although relatively stable.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV274490Report - Geophysical Survey: Johnston, R. + Wickstead, H.. 2005. Geophysical Surveys on Shovel Down and Kes Tor, Dartmoor. Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV304231Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Excavations at Kestor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86.
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #116251 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6115Related to: Reave system around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV6117Related to: Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2019 2:20PM