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HER Number:MDV15021
Name:Prehistoric Terminal Reave on Ridding Down


Prehistoric terminal reave on Ridding Down running south-west from Tolchmoor Gate towards Quick Bridge


Grid Reference:SX 586 611
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 439444
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/232
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56SE119

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Terminal reave along the line of the Tolchmoor Gate to Quick Bridge road on the Ridding Down. Prehistoric terminal reave runs from approximately SX58056157 to SX59216072.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979 - 1980, SX56SE119 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343519.

Site visited on 25th September 1980 when no parallel reave system could be clearly identified on Ridding Down.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX56SE (Cartographic). SDV336987.

Visible and recorded on 1985 interpretation.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 439444 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343520.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

A number of well defined reaves and parallel field patterns are laid out in a systematic way mostly on a north-east to south-west orientation. Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV235265Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44. Unknown. 97-123.
SDV336987Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX56SE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV343519Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979 - 1980. SX56SE119. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343520National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 439444. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV43447Related to: Enclosure on Ridding Down (Monument)
MDV15022Related to: Prehistoric Parallel Reave System on Ridding Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2019 12:32PM