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HER Number:MDV13292
Name:Possible parallel reave system at Gisperdown, South Brent


Possible parallel reave system at Gisperdown, South Brent, visible on aerial photographs from the 1970s and 1980s.


Grid Reference:SX 697 626
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of possible Bronze Age reaves south-west of Gisperdown

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE159
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 901607
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/158

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV148827.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890 2276-2277(10/12/1946).

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

Des=robinson,r. /(1976)/photo in pf. Des=parish checklist/sketch and photograph. Possible parallel reave system gisperdown.

Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent, 19 (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

There is a possible Bronze Age parallel reave system on Gisperdown, SX6962.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible in the enclosed land on 1946 RAF aerial including a bank extending across two fields centred at SX 6976 6265.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV148827Aerial Photograph:
SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound. 19.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 18 2023 11:19AM