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HER Number:MDV14877
Name:'Reave' on Shovel Down, Gidleigh


Described as a reave, this boundary


Grid Reference:SX 657 858
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 116
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/111
  • Old SAM County Ref: 144
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Pastscape: 889291

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) REAVE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

SX68NE/36, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV242090.

Osa=sx68ne63.Osa=sx68ne16 plan at 1:2500 on composite survey card. 16/7/1974 + 25/8/1978 (os) a reave is shown on the composite survey of the area on osa sx68ne16. It appears to overlie a row (sx68ne/59), but no details of its course, beginning or end, are given. Osa sx68ne63 gives no information, though it is referred to. It runs approximately ne/sw and crosses the other reave (sx68ne/112) below the fourfold circle (sx68ne/36).

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1362-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6586, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV220197.

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

A reave is visible on the Royal Air Force and National Monuments Record aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay at SX65888594. Runs south-west to north-east from SX65588572 to SX65958597.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 143951, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 179; Fig 36.7 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler.

Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1995, Record sheet, 13/2/1995 (Worksheet). SDV242159.

Condition is stable. Possible people erosion due to nearby footpath or the open access of the site.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2003, SMC Letter, 16/6/2003 (Correspondence). SDV242104.

Schedul Monument Consent granted, subject to conditions recommended by English Heritage, concerning the archaeological excavation of Shovel Down reave system.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 179; Fig 36.7.
SDV220197Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6586. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1362-4.
SDV242090Report - Survey: SX68NE/36.
SDV242104Correspondence: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2003. SMC Letter. Scheduled Monument Consent Granted. Unknown. 16/6/2003.
SDV242159Worksheet: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1995. Record sheet. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown. 13/2/1995.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 143951, 1997.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV14875Related to: Alignment C on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV6160Related to: 'Barrow' on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV54537Related to: Medieval field system on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV68273Related to: Reave on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV68277Related to: Reave to the south-west of Batworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2018 4:04PM