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HER Number:MDV15085
Name:North Hameldon Reave


North hameldon reave (approx site) (fleming).


Grid Reference:SX 705 804
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: North Hameldon Reave, an east-west reave running across Hamel Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/94
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

PATTISON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151316.

Sx70998051: the reave appears to be lost to erosion on the n lip of a steep ravine falling to the east webburn river but it may once have continued into enclosed land just n of natsworthy manor; ap's suggest that it underlies and is partly utilised in medieval fields with ridge-and-furrow, from sx71358052 to sx71778036. Partly surveyed at 1:2500 (pattison).

APPROX SITE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291805.

North hameldon reave (approx site) (fleming).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291806.

Not visible at this position on the available raf photos (rchm app 1985).

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV291807.

Vis=21/11/1990 (rchme) sx70388038: a reave, formerly considered part of the "great central trackway" (see burnard). Fleming's "hameldown north".

? A MARKER CAIRN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291808.

Sx70128031 to sx70998051: the section investigated runs over hamel down tor and descends the e slope as a heather-covered stony bank, 1.5m-3.5m wide and 0.6m-1m high, with a smooth bowl profile. Aligned ene-wsw, it follows a fairly straight course. It emerges from marshy ground on the w slope of hamel down close to a stream head. There is a curious stagger in its line at sx70178033 and a 21m break in marsh at sx70288036. The rchm app shows a bank branching off the reave to the n from sx70308034 and continuing for 300m on the w side of hameldown tor. This feature could not be located on the ground nor identified on the photos used. Similarly, a hut circle shown at sx70048030 is in fact a vegetation mark in the marsh next to the stream. Two stones set in the reave may be boundary stones, though of unknown date:sx70518041: an oval-topped slab 0.5m long, 0.5m wide and 0.15m thick, leaning 60 degrees to the e. Sx70358037: a subrectangular sectioned upright granite post 0.8m high 0.4m wide and 0.3m thick is placed in top of the reave, with a slight lean to the nw. Sx70468040: on the e slope of hamel down, a circular stony mound is incorporated into the reave (? a marker cairn). It measures 4.5m across by 0.4m high and has a slightly dished top.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291810.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291811.

Fleming, a. /pps/49(1983)204/the prehistoric landscape of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291812.

Burnard, r. /tda/21(1889)431-6/the great central trackway - dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291813.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291814.

Des=pattison, p. /21/(11/1990)/rchme field investigation.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 20 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler depicts this reave.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Reave is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151316Migrated Record: PATTISON.
SDV291805Migrated Record: APPROX SITE.
SDV291806Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV291807Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV291808Migrated Record: ? A MARKER CAIRN.
SDV291810Migrated Record:
SDV291811Migrated Record:
SDV291812Migrated Record:
SDV291813Migrated Record:
SDV291814Migrated Record:
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 20.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81441 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15084Related to: South Hameldon Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2013 1:26PM