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HER Number:MDV12904
Name:Shaden Moor parallel reave system


Remains of reaves running north-north-east by south-south-west across Shaden Moor, in association with Saddlesborough Reave in the north-east.


Grid Reference:SX 547 635
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/46

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARALLEL REAVE SYSTEM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Fleming, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139025.

On shaden moor parallel reaves on the same axis run up to a modern wall on the line of saddlesborough reave (sx56sw-332) are part of a single system with minimum width of 2.5 km and minimum length of c 1.0 km (fleming).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153048.

Shaden moor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153054.

Des=worksheet/parish file.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV153055.

Aph=raf/106g/uk/1190 3237(24/2/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153056.

Fleming, a. /the dartmoor reaves/(1988)40.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153057.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/1995)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153058.

Des=dick, a.(dcc)/(-/-/2003)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164844.

Greeves gives ngr sx548635 (dick).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

At least five parallel reaves running across shaden moor from western continuation of main saddlesborough reave. Divisions of these reaves into fields only visible to extreme east of map. Some of these reaves continue into farmland to the north of shaugh prior in a fossilised form, crf:sx56sw/91 (rchm app 1985).

Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=estimated -/-/1976 (greeves) evidence of parallel reave system running across shaden moor from approx nne to ssw from western continuation of main saddlesborough reave. These parallel boundaries can be traced in modern boundaries between shaden moor and brag lane. Shaden moor has been practically 'improved' by modern agricultural practice and the reave system has been damaged.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 48, 2 (Monograph). SDV137656.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Area of the reave system visible on aerial photography, used in conjunction with Butler's plan and the modern mapping to digitise this feature. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 48, 2.
SDV139025Migrated Record: Fleming, A..
SDV153048Migrated Record:
SDV153054Migrated Record:
SDV153055Aerial Photograph:
SDV153056Migrated Record:
SDV153057Migrated Record:
SDV153058Migrated Record:
SDV164844Migrated Record:
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV25299Related to: Fossilised reave system north of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV12903Related to: Hut circle settlement, Shaden Moor (Monument)
MDV2573Related to: Saddlesborough Reave, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV48900Related to: Same as MDV2573 (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2018 10:13AM