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HER Number:MDV19957
Name:Prehistoric Reave running north-east to south-west to the north of Colly Brook

Summary

Vis=13/10/1978 (os) a reave runs sx54157811 to sx53767780 where it appears to end on the south side of an outcrop of rock, but is visible on ap for a further distance to the west. It is low and fragmentary, especially towards the west. On average c 2.0m wide and 0.3m high. No other reaves are visible connecting with it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 539 779
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETERTAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of prehistoric reaves and settlements around White Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/116
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV1181.

The rchm app entry above is mostly incorrect. To the nw the feature described as a parallel reave is a sheep path which widens into a track as it cuts through the great western reave. The 2 spurs depicted on the e side of the terminal reave re tracks which cut through the wall. The spur at the sw end of the sheep path is a turf covered erosion gully.(the single hut depicted at sx53897794 is part of the settlement to the s) (nmr).


Fleming, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139025.

Depicted on fleming's map (fleming).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=13/10/1978 (os) a reave runs sx54157811 to sx53767780 where it appears to end on the south side of an outcrop of rock, but is visible on ap for a further distance to the west. It is low and fragmentary, especially towards the west. On average c 2.0m wide and 0.3m high. No other reaves are visible connecting with it.


NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV270708.

Vis=17/11/1980 (os) the reave continues sw and is mainly visible as a turf-covered rubble bank averaging 0.9m wide and 0.4m high. In several places it is now buried and beyond sx53737780 any alignment is speculative (nmr, citing os).


NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270711.

Sx53957796 to sx53787783. It continues as a single width boulder line although these boulders are widely spaced with stone infill; it measures 0.7m wide and some of the boulders are up to 0.7m high. Sx53787783 to sx53727780. It has possibly been partially stripped throughout this length. Irregularly spaced boulders with turf-covered stones and boulders indicate the rather ragged line (nmr, citing os).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270712.

Two northeast - southwest orientated parallel reaves attached to west side of reave sx57nw/11. Two short short reaves, orientated in the same direction, on east side of reave sx57nw/11. Hut circle within western parallel reaves at sx53907793 (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270715.

Osa=sx57nw54.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270716.

Anderson, i. K. /tda/37(1905)141/plan.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV270717.

Aph=raf/58/6399/f65 0042-43/(-/7/1964).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV270718.

Aph=nmr sx5377/2/245(20/5/1977).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV270719.

Fleming, a. /pps/44(1978)113.


SIC, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3038.

It has 3 distinct constructional forms in its relatively short length as well as a number of narrow gaps, some of which may be original features. Sx54157812 to sx54067806. From the rather indistinct junction with the terminal reave, it commences as a double-faced boulder wall with stone infill and measures 1.8m wide and 0.5m high. Sx5406 (sic) to sx53957796. Here it narrows to become a single width boulder and stone line which is spread to 1.5m wide and is 0.5m high.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1181National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. National Monuments Record.
SDV139025Migrated Record: Fleming, A..
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV270708Report - Survey: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV270711Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV270712Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV270715Migrated Record:
SDV270716Migrated Record:
SDV270717Aerial Photograph:
SDV270718Aerial Photograph:
SDV270719Migrated Record:
SDV3038Migrated Record: SIC.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV4113Related to: Great Western Reave at White Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby

Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2016 11:29AM