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HER Number:MDV5290
Name:Reave on northern side of the Avon Dam Reservoir


Reave running from the north-west corner of the enclosed hut circle settlement and continues downhill south-west to the River Avon (now partially submerged by the reservoir).


Grid Reference:SX 676 654
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/73/14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • REAVE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Reave is visible on the aerial photograph predating the construction of the Reservoir.

Fox, A., 1957, Excavations at Dean Moor (1954-1956), 24 (Article in Serial). SDV167114.

Reave associated with the enclosed settlement on Dean Moor. A bank and ditch, facing north-west, of type known as a reave starts from the north-west corner of the prehistoric pound and continues downhill south-west to the Avon.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour aerial photography for Dartmoor (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

North-eastern end of the reave still visible on the modern aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167114Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1957. Excavations at Dean Moor (1954-1956). Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. Paperback Volume. 24.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94470 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour aerial photography for Dartmoor (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV24949Related to: Avon Dam Reservoir (Monument)
MDV14799Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement on Dean Moor, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5261Related to: Enclosure wall at settlement on Dean Moor, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV24705Related to: Reave at eastern end of Avon Dam Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8466 - Excavations in the Avon Valley

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2023 3:01PM