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HER Number:MDV42766
Name:Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave

Summary

300 meter long section of the Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave scheduled as an individual section.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 659
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/279/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 10629
  • 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, 39,40,44,56,107 (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 part emerges a few metres from the enclosure of Brisworthy Plantation, the building of which probably incorporates stone from the reave, and it runs north-east up the western slope of Ringmoor Down for a distance of approximately 300 meters. It is truncated at a gap which co-incides with the position of a cairn on the south-east side of the reave. The reave is composed of small stones and earth and is up to 2.0 meters in width and 0.4 meters in height. It is wider and higher at the south-western end, though this, and ditching along the south-east side and end is probably the product of later modification and work on the plantation intake. A recent track also crosses the south-western end. A stone alignment and cairn lie approximately 500 meters to the south-east of the reave. Other details: 10629.

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. 39,40,44,56,107.
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: #91466 ]
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)
MDV42767Related to: Section of the Eylesbarrow Reave (Monument)
MDV42765Related 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 2:15PM