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HER Number:MDV15391
Name:Rippon Tor Reave


Rippon Tor reave runs from Foals Arrishes settlement in the west to Mountsland Common and is on a north-west to south-east alignment.


Grid Reference:SX 747 751
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/116/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1318 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Cambridge University, 1969, CUC/BAE, 70 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343595.

The reave which is part of an extensive parallel reave system, running right through Foales Arrishes, which may well be secondary to it. This shows clearly on the Cambridge University aerial photo.

Fleming, A., 1978, Dartmoor Reaves, a nineteenth century fiasco, 16-20 (Article in Serial). SDV301196.

Rippon Tor reave. Runs from Foales Arrishes (SX73877582) to settlement on Mountsland Common (SX75427540).

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

Part of Rippon Tor parallel reave system. Visible and recorded.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152287 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1999. Coaxial fields on Halsanger and Horridge Commons, forming part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 40, Fig. 5.1, Map 5 (Monograph). SDV299725.

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

Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed (Report - Survey). SDV351113.

Site visited and grid reference confirmed.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1318.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152287.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 40, Fig. 5.1, Map 5.
SDV301196Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. Dartmoor Reaves, a nineteenth century fiasco. Antiquity. 52. Unknown. 16-20.
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.
SDV343595Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1969. CUC/BAE. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). 70.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81574 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8041Related to: Halshanger Common Parallel Reave System (Monument)
MDV62354Related to: Hut circle 230 metres west of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV62353Related to: Hut circle 250 metres west of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV8215Related to: Hut circle on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV51771Related to: Row of boundary stones on Balckslade Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6433 - Assessment of Halsanger Common, Horridge Common and Rippon Tor
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2019 2:33PM