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HER Number:MDV15015
Name:Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave


140 meter long section of the Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave currently not scheduled, although most of the existing sections to the north-east of this are scheduled.


Grid Reference:SX 554 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave, a Bronze Age boundary work across Ringmoor Down, and adjacent Bronze Age cairns

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/280
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Untitled Source (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV233588.

Continuation of the Eylesbarrow Reave running in to the Wigford Down parallel reave system to the south-west (see SX56NW, SX56SW).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4290 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Fleming, A., 1978, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor, 97-123 (Article in Serial). SDV235265.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56NE172 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV233589.

Across the Brisworthy Plantation the reave is visible as a low bank of earth and stone with a ditch on its east. It ends at SX55566564 short of the sunken lane. The lane is over 10 meters deep and the centre has a normal residual traffic ridge, not the reave. It probably followed the reave on one side which is common practice. Beyond, the reave is probably fossilized in modern field walls which occur on the same alignment and it reappears above the disused china clay workings at SX55116523 and continues south west as a broad stony bank.

Balaam, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G., 1982, Unknown, 248-50 (Article in Serial). SDV260579.

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

Recorded on aerial photograph survey overlay.

Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 39,40,44,56,107 (Monograph). SDV229071.

Other details: Figures 5, 22.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4290.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 39,40,44,56,107.
SDV233588Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Unknown.
SDV233589Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56NE172. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV235265Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44. Unknown. 97-123.
SDV260579Article in Serial: Balaam, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G.. 1982. Unknown. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 48. Unknown. 248-50.
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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81407 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48901Part of: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)
MDV42767Related to: Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2013 1:59PM