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HER Number:MDV25215
Name:Parallel reaves on Blackslade Down

Summary

Reaves north-east of Cold East Cross. Part of the system that continues over Buckland Common, Pudsham Down, Halshanger Common, Blackslade Down and eastwards to Bag Tor. This system consists of eight parallel reaves aligned north-west by south-east between SX73717481 and SX73957403. There is a terminal reave at SX73657475, with two short reaves extending north-west beyond it. The whole area is disturbed by trial pits, openworks and ditches.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 747
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/68/8
  • 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 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4409 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7373, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV293318.


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

Area north-west of Cold East Cross. Plane table survey in progress 1987.


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

This system consists of eight parallel reaves aligned north-west by south-east between SX73717481 and SX73957403. There is a terminal reave at SX73657475, with two short reaves extending north-west beyond it. There is ridge and furrow around SX73607422. The whole area is disturbed by trial pits, openworks and ditches.


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

Most of the reaves are visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 52, fig 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Parallel reave system on Pudsham Down and Blackslade Down surveyed. Three parallel reaves run diagonally across the Down, where two of them halt at a terminal reave on the north-east slope. A central section of one of the reaves has been removed on the crest of the hill, a robber trench is still visible, suggesting removal was comparatively recant.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4409.
SDV293318Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7373. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
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: #84981 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 52, fig 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV103648Part of: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV113188Related to: A hut circle with the small wood known as the Spinney (Monument)
MDV25166Related to: Dry leat on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25167Related to: Dry leat on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV8041Related to: Halshanger Common Parallel Reave System (Monument)
MDV8024Related to: Hut circle adjoining enclosure on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV8039Related to: Hut circles in reave system on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV25169Related to: Line of trial pits on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV31017Related to: Mortar emplacement on Blackslade Down (Monument)
MDV25160Related to: Parallel reaves on Pudsham Down (Monument)
MDV25175Related to: Quarry north of Cold East Cross, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV7983Related to: Reave system on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV8038Related to: Rectinlinear enclosure cut by road on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25171Related to: Tin openwork on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV26951Related to: Tin streamworks along Ruddycleave Water (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2018 11:43AM