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HER Number:MDV2447
Name:Part of reave system east of Huxton Farm, Shaugh Moor

Summary

Recorded by the Ordnance Survey in the 1950s as a roughly polygonal enclosure enclosing enclosure MDV2446, from the 1980s onwards this was recognised to be part of the wider parallel reave system on Shaugh Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 628
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE52
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/466
  • Old SAM County Ref: 422
  • Pastscape: 439328

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • REAVE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1959, SX56SE51 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138620.

(Estimated date: 1959) Roughly polygonal enclosure formed by a bank about 0.6 metres high, externally, revetted internally with large stones and standing about 0.9 metres high. To the east are two sides of an enclosure wall or hedge now defined by close set boulders, perhaps later and incomplete. Moorland within china clay development area.

Price, D. G., 1973, Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor, 91 (Article in Serial). SDV147593.

Shaugh Moor; extensive enclosure placed round the large pound containing two circles in the middle of the moor. Leading away to the north-east from this enclosure and running parallel with a footpath is another boundary, not part of a recognisable field.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE52 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138636.

(29/09/1980) Price's outer 'enclosure' (1973) is three sides of a field, an extension to the south-east from a point on the reave at SX 5536 6284 which after 105m. turns to the south-west for a further 120m. (see plan). The walling averages 1.5m. wide and 0.7m. high and is quite unlike reave walling in that the construction is of massive boulders similar to the enclosure. The walling fades at the south-west end into a low bank, more in the character of a reave, and is then lost in the heather. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

Collis, J., 1983, Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor, 55 60 figs 1 7 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

Shaugh Moor reave 6. Joins reave 1 (SX56SE-467) just north of enclosure (SX56SE-035). Substantial bank at this junction but after around 50 metres it is marked by substantial standing stones up to 2.0 metres high. South of the enclosure it becomes a low intermittent scarp.

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

Recorded in the Aerial Photograph Project.

Fletcher, M. + Probert, S., 1998, Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV343481.

Depicted as part of the reave system on Shaugh Moor.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138620Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1959. SX56SE51. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV138636Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE52. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV144058Article in Serial: Collis, J.. 1983. Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. A5 Paperback. 55 60 figs 1 7.
SDV147593Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1973. Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 105. Unknown. 91.
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.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #122239 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2446Related to: Enclosure 500 metres east of Huxton Farm (Monument)
MDV2590Related to: Shaugh Moor coaxial field system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2019 9:36AM