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HER Number:MDV28231
Name:Cross reave running from the Great Western Reave on Walkhampton Common

Summary

Reave runs north-west from the Great Western Reave for a distance of 490 metres. It is turf-covered throughout and measures 1.7 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Probably originally joined the main reave at the south-eastern end but there is now a 20 metre gap.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 711
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 130
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/267
  • Old SAM Ref: 34425(P)(PART)
  • Pastscape: 440402
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3269 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE130, 18/7/1980 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV269043.

From one of the main reaves on Walkhampton Common a branch extends in a north-western direction from SX55767090 to SX55467129 a distance of 490 metres. It is turf-covered throughout and measures 1.7 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. It is probable that it originally joined the main reave at the south-east end, but at the point of junction both have been stripped out for some 20 metres. The alignment suggests that it was intended to skirt a settlement and end at marshy ground in the vicinity of a tributary of Walkham River but it now ends 200 metres short at a railway embankment (MDV19112).


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

Reave is visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photograph and is recorded on map overlay.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP152597, 21/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

A length of reave leading from the Great Western Reave on Walkhampton Common.
This reave leads north-west from the Great Western Reave and measures 500 metres by 1.5 metres wide by 0.5 metres high. The reave survives mainly as an earthwork with a large number of protruding stones. Covered in bracken and grass. SX55607109


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 85, Map 45 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Reave is depicted by Butler.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Line of the reave shows up quite well on this version of the aerial photography.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Boundary work' is depicted on the modern mapping, although it is shown further to the south-west than it's actual location, which can be traced on the 1999-2000 aerial photograph (Richards, A. F., 13/03/2018).


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, Accessed 22/08/2016 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

The monument, which falls into two areas of protection, includes a length of the Great Western Reave, a prehistoric settlement, three cairns, two field systems and a boundary stone on Walkhampton Common. A second reave leads off at right angles at NGR SX55777088 and this one measures 500 metres long by 1.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high (see designation record for full detail).


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 22/08/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

This reave extends to the north-west of the main reave. It traverses a fairly steep slope and crosses a shallow marshy slope before terminating on a shallow slope covered by boulders and mature gorse. It is not particularly prominent and is very difficult to trace in places, especially where it is overrun by dense bracken. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale (citing Fletcher, M. J., English Heritage Field Investigation, 24/06/2007).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 85, Map 45.
SDV269043Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE130. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. 18/7/1980.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP152597, 21/3/2000.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3269.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #110578 ]
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. Accessed 22/08/2016.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 22/08/2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV15036Related to: Great Western Reave (southern section), Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV19112Related to: Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2019 3:32PM