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HER Number:MDV15085
Name:North Hameldon Reave, Manaton


North Hameldown Reave


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

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 (Constructed, 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).

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). SDV291813.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV291814.

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

Burnard, R., 1889, The Great Central Trackway of Dartmoor, 431-6 (Article in Serial). SDV265941.

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

North Hameldon Reave (approximate site).

Fleming, A., 1983, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 2: North and East Dartmoor, 204 (Article in Serial). SDV227880.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible at this position on the available photographs.

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.
SDV227880Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1983. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 2: North and East Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 49. Unknown. 204.
SDV235265Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44. Unknown. 97-123.
SDV265941Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1889. The Great Central Trackway of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 21. Unknown. 431-6.
SDV291807Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV291808Migrated Record: ? A MARKER CAIRN.
SDV291813Migrated Record:
SDV291814Migrated Record:
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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 18 2021 1:03PM