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HER Number:MDV50106
Name:Length of reave north-east of Leather Tor

Summary

Length of Leather Tor reave running from SX 5638 7010 to SX 5646 7008. This 60 metre length of reave denotes the southern side of an enclosure situated on the north-east slope of Leather Tor overlooking the valley of the River Meavy. The reave survives as a 0.4 metre high rubble bank with an average width of 2.0 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 700
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/324/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 20294

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 130662, 02/06/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 564 701) Length of Leather Tor reave running from SX 5638 7010 to SX 5646 7008. This 60 metre length of reave denotes the southern side of an enclosure situated on the north-east slope of Leather Tor overlooking the valley of the River Meavy. The reave survives as a 0.4 metre high rubble bank with an average width of 2.0 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, though the relative date of the stone hut circles could not be established.
Compass survey by S. Gerrard and T. Greeves of the site dated 19/03/1992.

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 130662, 02/06/1992. [Mapped feature: #118788 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV50104Related to: Enclosure 170 metres north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50616Related to: Hut in enclosure north-east of Leather Tor (Monument)
MDV50102Related to: Length of reave north 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:Jul 22 2019 11:56AM