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HER Number:MDV26618
Name:Parallel reaves on Bagtor Down

Summary

A single reave, with traceable origins near Hemsworthy Gate, extends the full length of the Bagtor enclosure, its eastern section having been re-furbished as a boundary within a medieval field system. Three fragmentary reaves follow the same alignment, including the curved section, lower down the valley to the north.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 753 757
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1002499: Huts and fields NE of Rippon Tor
  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Mountsland, Halshanger and Horridge Commons, comprising the remains of a field system, hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, and surface remains of 19th century Hemsworthy Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/183
  • 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, 2445 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Reaves clearly visible across Bagtor Down. Map object based on this source.


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

Parallel reave system, cut by openworks, visible with reaves at SX75057574, SX75507557, SX75707550, SX75707568, SX75807570. The system appears to be delineated by a reave at SX75947550.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, Map 5 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler depicts this reave system.


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

Reaves mostly visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 54, figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Parallel reaves on Bagtor Down. A single reave, with traceable origins near Hemsworthy Gate, extends the full length of the Bagtor enclosure, its eastern section having been re-furbished as a boundary within a medieval field system. Three fragmentary reaves follow the same alignment, including the curved section, lower down the valley to the north. Condition is stable. Becoming disguised by bog along one short section. SX75013 75778.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2445.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. Map 5.
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).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 54, figure 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV26527Related to: Ditch on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV26528Related to: Ditch on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV112771Related to: Earthwork 420 metres north of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV8050Related to: Enclosure with fields and hut circle on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV7555Related to: Hut circles north of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV26523Related to: Medieval boundary bank on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV113192Related to: Medieval field boundaries in Bagtor enclosure (Monument)
MDV112765Related to: Mine spoil heap and whim platform at Prosper Shaft, Bagtor Mine (Monument)
MDV26617Related to: Reaves within Bagtor inner enclosure (Monument)
MDV112766Related to: Tin prospecting pits on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV112767Related to: Tin prospecting pits on Rippon Tor east slope (Monument)
MDV26532Related to: Tinner's openwork on Bagtor Down (Monument)
MDV26535Related to: WALL in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2016 9:40AM