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HER Number:MDV25160
Name:Parallel reaves on Pudsham Down

Summary

Three parallel reaves, which extend from Buckland Common to the south-east, and probably crossed Ruddycleave Water, run diagonally across the Down, where two of them halt at a terminal reave on the north-western slope.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 731 748
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age coaxial field system around Pil Tor with remains of reaves, enclosures, hut circle settlements including Foales Arrishes, continuing south onto Blackslade Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/68/4
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1316 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist, (checklist worksheet, no additional info) (Un-published). SDV345904.

Plane table survey in progress, 1987.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Parallel reave system, aligned north-west by south-east, with three major reaves and a reave aligned south-west by north-east at SX73067491.
The system appears to be related to field patterns in modern farmland to north-west and south-east, but its principal boundaries seem to be: 1. SX73327457, 2. SX79897455.


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

Visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 19, fig 17 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Three parallel reaves, which extend from Buckland Common to the south-east, and probably crossed Ruddycleave Water, run diagonally across the Down, where two of them halt at a terminal reave on the north-western slope.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1316.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. (checklist worksheet, no additional info).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84951 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 19, fig 17.

Associated Monuments

MDV25152Related to: Ditch on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV112773Related to: Enclosure on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25158Related to: Enclosure with hut circle on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV30650Related to: Field system remains at the eastern edge of Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV30655Related to: Medieval fields on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25215Related to: Parallel reaves on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV31062Related to: Possible cairn on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV112780Related to: Strip cultivation on Pudsham Common (Monument)
MDV113191Related to: Two glider poles on Pudsham Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2016 1:54PM