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HER Number:MDV14879
Name:Reave on Shovel Down, Gidleigh

Summary

Reave aligned roughly north-west by south-east, running from Scorhill Down across Shovel Down, through the ritual complex, towards Thornworthy Down. Part of parallel reave system?

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 863
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/112
  • Old SAM County Ref: 144
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

SX68NE/110, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV242121.

Vis=16/7/1974 + 25/8/1978 (os) a denuded reave forms the nw extension of the stone row (sx68ne/110).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242128.

Osa=sx68ne16 plan at 1:2500 on composite survey card.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242131.

Osa=sx68ne67.


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


Greeves, T. A. P., 1976, Report and plan of the Shovel Down stone rows (Report - Survey). SDV274180.

13/8/1976 A reave, previously unrecorded runs right through the complex at about north-west by south-east, though its south-east extension was not investigated. At the north-west end was a possible return at right angles towards the south-west. A cairn (SX68NE/43/2) is thought to be part of this reave.


Walrond, L. F. J., 1976, Shovel Down stone rows, 15/10/1976 (Correspondence). SDV274168.

(July 1975) This seemed to be stone rows originally, the north section forms part of Worth's row 36 (SX68NE/110), the southern section forms a single line running towards a distant combe, with numerous stones visible.


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 National Monument Record aerial photographs at SX65988594. Reave shown on aerial photography mapping running north-west to south-east from SX65418698 to SX65998591 and possibly on to SX66168576.


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


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


Johnston, R. + Wickstead, H. + Bruck, J., 2003, Shovel Down Project Summary Report 2003 (Report - Excavation). SDV355266.

An excavation in 2003 at the junction with the 'Shovel Down' axial boundary SX68NE/305 at SX65858617 did not expose evidence of either boundary although traces of occupation preceded the structure of the boundaries.

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.
SDV242121Report - Survey: SX68NE/110.
SDV242128Migrated Record:
SDV242131Migrated Record:
SDV274168Correspondence: Walrond, L. F. J.. 1976. Shovel Down stone rows. Letter. Digital. 15/10/1976.
SDV274180Report - Survey: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1976. Report and plan of the Shovel Down stone rows. dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 143951.
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.
SDV355266Report - Excavation: Johnston, R. + Wickstead, H. + Bruck, J.. 2003. Shovel Down Project Summary Report 2003. University of Wales, Bangor + University College London + University College Dublin. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6168Related to: Alignment A on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV54548Related to: Bank north-west of Batworthy Farm (Monument)
MDV6160Related to: 'Barrow' on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV68277Related to: Reave to the south-west of Batworthy (Monument)
MDV6166Related to: Teign-a-ver Clapper Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor
  • EDV8043 - Excavation on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2018 3:52PM