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HER Number:MDV42764
Name:Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave

Summary

160 meter long dog-leg section of the Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave, scheduled as an individual section.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 671
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/279/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10626
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Balaam, N. D. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G. J., 1982, The Shaugh Moor Project: Fourth Report - Environment, Context and Conclusion, 248-50 (Article in Serial). SDV145845.

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

Recorded on aerial photograph survey overlay.

Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 39,44,56,107 (Monograph). SDV229071.

Other details: Figures 5,22.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1991, Eylesbarrow watershed reave (Schedule Document). SDV346705.

Eylesbarrow Reave is a watershed reave which separates the watershed of the Plym from that of the Meavy, it extends from the Plym at Cadworthy Wood to the summit of Eylesbarrow, a distance of approximately 6 kilometres. Though the reave can be traced from end to end, there are now gaps along its length which result in its preservation in separate sections of unequal length.
This section forms a dog-leg which runs through clitter across the lower northwest slope of Gutter Tor. It is 160 meters in length and is separated by a gap of approximately 70 meters from the section to the south-west, on the north slope of Ringmoor Down, and by a gap of nearly 600 meters to the north-east, as it crosses the valley of Sheepstor Brook and the northern end of Gutter Mire. It is traceable through the clitter as a low bank of earth and stone up to 0.4 meters in height and 2.5 meters in width, there are some larger upright stones marking its course through the heaviest clitter. Other details: SAM: 10626.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145845Article in Serial: Balaam, N. D. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G. J.. 1982. The Shaugh Moor Project: Fourth Report - Environment, Context and Conclusion. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 48. A4 Bound. 248-50.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 39,44,56,107.
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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91464 ]
SDV346705Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1991. Eylesbarrow watershed reave. The Schedule of Monuments. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV48901Part of: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)
MDV43602Related to: Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave (Monument)
MDV15014Related to: Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2020 2:12PM