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HER Number:MDV28549
Name:Reave on Hingston Hill, 470 metres north-north-west of Combshead Tor

Summary

Vis=17/4/1979 (os). A reave 320m long runs from sx58596943 to sx58656912, traversing the summit of the ridge at 372m and turning halfway in its course from a north/south alignment to a north west/south east one. There are no traces of any other reaves running from it. It has a width of up to 2m and a height of 0.5m. At both ends it peters out with no further trace (os).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 692
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/492
  • Old SAM Ref: 24082

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221183.

Osa=sx56ne171.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=17/4/1979 (os). A reave 320m long runs from sx58596943 to sx58656912, traversing the summit of the ridge at 372m and turning halfway in its course from a north/south alignment to a north west/south east one. There are no traces of any other reaves running from it. It has a width of up to 2m and a height of 0.5m. At both ends it peters out with no further trace (os).


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

(shown but not described by rchm app 1985).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP133299, 25/5/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

This 350 metre length of reave traverses the summit of Hingston Hill, from SX5859 6942 to SX5865 6912. Survives as a 2.0 metre wide rubble bank standing up to 0.5 metres high and separates a group of ritual monuments from broadly contemporary settlements and field systems. The northern part of the reave is oriented north-north-east by south-south-west and turns to a north-west by south-east alignment along its southern length. The purpose of this reave appears to have been to denote a boundary between a rich ritual area containing at least three cairns, a stone alignment and associated enclosure from a large enclosed settlement, its fields and upland grazing.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT12 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 12/07/2019. Reave generally grass and heather covered with a few outcrops of gorse mainly on the south part. A gap in the reave at SX 58572 69361 has quad bike tracks running through it and the reave is crossed by paths at SX 58566 39314, SX 58565 69270 and SX 58607 69214. Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-DT12 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 12/07/2019. Photos X 2 taken 1) A general view looking north north east along the northern part of the reave. 2) A view along the southern part of the reave showing gorse outcrops on the east side of the reave looking south

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221183Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP133299, 25/5/1993.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT12.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT12.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2019 11:51AM