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HER Number:MDV50102
Name:Length of reave north of Leather Tor

Summary

A 40 metre length of reave denoting the southern side of a small sub-rectangular enclosure (MDV50101) situated on the north-east slope of Leather Tor overlooking the valley of the River Meavy. The reave survives as a 0.8 metre high, rubble bank with a width of up to 4.5 metres. This length of reave was probably once part of the Leather Tor reave, from which it is separated by dense clitter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 562 701
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57SE119
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/329/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 20295

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 50 (Monograph). SDV229071.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130666, 06/06/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited 02/06/1992 (SX) Length of Leather Tor reave. This 40 metre length of reave denotes the southern side of a small sub-rectangular enclosure (MDV50101) situated on the north-east slope of Leather Tor overlooking the valley of the River Meavy. The reave survives as a 0.8 metre high, rubble bank with a width of up to 4.5 metres. This length of reave was probably once part of the Leather Tor reave, from which it is separated by dense clitter. The enclosure appears to abut the reave, suggesting that the reave is the earlier of the two.
(Compass survey 19/03/1992 by S. Gerrard and T. Greeves)

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Line of the reave visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-68 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(22/07/2020) Reave and associated features visited and recorded in project. Condition assessed by volunteer recorder as good; although vegetation encroachment is affecting site. Cattle, sheep and ponies are free to roam over this ground, but appear to be causing little visible damage. Site lies in area of dense clitter and is covered In bracken. Also, Stanlake Plantation is nearby, and there are self-seeded conifers in the area, though not within the settlement itself.
Photographs taken of what is assumed to be MDV50103, the enclosure wall could not be detected.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographed during July 2020 site visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 50.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130666, 06/06/1992.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #118785 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-68.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV50101Related to: Enclosure attached to reave 180 metres north-north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50103Related to: Hut circle in enclosure on reave north-north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50106Related to: Length of reave north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV19960Related to: Section of the Leather Tor Reave on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 4 2020 11:44AM