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HER Number:MDV15061
Name:Cholwich Town Reave South


Runs from SX59396337 to SX59946252, where is joins another reave. Length 1100 metres. Reave runs from Cholwich Town main enclosure (MDV2435), to join Rook Reave below Penn Beacon settlement.


Grid Reference:SX 596 628
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/225
  • Old SAM Ref: 10754
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV153102.

Cholwich town reave south. Runs from sx59396337 to sx59946252. Length 1100m. Vis=-/4/1972 (fleming et al). The reave runs from cholwich town main enclosure (sx56se/25), to join rook reave (sx56se/223) below penn beacon settlement (sx56se/6). A detailed description of the course of the reave is given by the authors, and they suggest that it post-dates thee enclosure. Bog deposits would appear to have developed subsequent to the construction of the reave, but one apparently original entrance gap is visible in a drier patch. Near the rook reave the alignment is determined by an enclosure (sx56se/4), which would appear to suggest that this was visible to the builders of the reave as they worked up from rook reave, and they allowed for some space to be left around the enclosure. The junction with rook reave does not allow for any conclusions to be drawn about sequence of construction (cholwich town reave north is sx56se/224). Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=est=-/-/1990 (ancient monuments) 1.15km length of cholwich town reave. Bank 3m wide, 0.7m high. Thought to postdate rook reave (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153103.

Fleming, a. + collis, j. /pdas/31(1973)8,9 figs 1,3 pl 2,3/a late prehistoric reave system near cholwich town dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153104.

Fleming, a. /pps/44(1978)97-123/the prehistoric landscape of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153105.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV153106.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890 2292-93/(-/12/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153107.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV153108.

Rchm/monuments threatened or destroyed 1956-1962/(1963)14.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV153109.

Aph=nmr sx5962/1(8/4/1976).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153102Report - Survey: AM.
SDV153103Migrated Record:
SDV153104Migrated Record:
SDV153105Migrated Record:
SDV153106Aerial Photograph:
SDV153107Migrated Record:
SDV153108Migrated Record:
SDV153109Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV15060Related to: Cholwich Town Reave North (Monument)
MDV2435Related to: Enclosure on Cholwich Town contour reave (Monument)
MDV2401Related to: Enclosure south-west of Penn Beacon (Monument)
MDV2566Related to: Rook Reave (Monument)
MDV48897Related to: Stone alignment 535 meters south-west of Shell Top (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2015 12:12PM