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HER Number:MDV26687
Name:Reave system on the north side of Cripdon Down

Summary

Prehistoric parallel reave system and settlement on the north side of Cripdon Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 732 807
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze Age parallel reave system and hut circle settlement on the north side of Cripdon Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 898373
  • National Monuments Record: SX 78 SW 74
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/142
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/142/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78SW74
  • Pastscape: 898373
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, SX7380, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280746.


Fleming, A., 1983, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 2: North and East Dartmoor, 206 (Article in Serial). SDV227880.

Cripdon Down parallel reave system. Not very conspicuous in the field 'W'. Terminal not located, possibly because it was formed by the stream flowing north through the Heathercombe valley. This system is much smaller than its neighbours to north and south, and is under-developed by comparison with them. May represent an expansion from the Hayne Down system to the east.


Fleming, A., 1984, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor; Wider Implications, 9 (Article in Serial). SDV320417.


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

Field system visible on 1977 aerial photograph on the northern part of Cripdon Down.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1988, SX78SW74 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346392.


Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions (Monograph). SDV229071.

Other details: Figure 28.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 153, 155 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Cripdon Down was subdivided by reaves separating the small hut groups. Several large fields are bordered by very low banks and probably associated with a settlement alongside the stream where several huts survive within privaate grounds. Other details: Map 21.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Fields and settlement to the west of Blissmore were considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 82.


Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Extent of field system shown.


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


National Monuments Record, 2011, 898373 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346393.

The fragmentary remains of a parallel reave system are depicted on a sketch plan of Cripdon Down. This northern group apparently comprises a dividing reave aligned north-west to south-east. To the west of it, it is joined by two curvilinear reaves which may continue further west. On the East side of the divider, a few short sections of parallel reaves adjoin the divider at right angles and run in the direction of Hayne Brook. Two groups of hut circles are associated with the system.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227880Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1983. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 2: North and East Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 49. Unknown. 206.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume.
SDV280746Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX7380. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 153, 155.
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.
SDV320417Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1984. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor; Wider Implications. Landscape History. 6. Unknown. 9.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #112112 ; #112113 ; #112114 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346392Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1988. SX78SW74. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346393National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 898373. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV26685Related to: Ditch on the north side of Cripden Down (Monument)
MDV26686Related to: Ditch on the northern side of Cripden Down (Monument)
MDV8777Related to: Field system on Vogwell Down (Monument)
MDV62925Related to: Field System to north-west of Blissmoor House, Manaton (Monument)
MDV26684Related to: Hut circle in field east of Cripdon Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV29201Related to: Hut circle on northern side of Cripdon Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV122268Related to: Possible bronze age features on Cripdon Down, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2018 11:42AM