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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 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 on Dean Moor in the Avon Valley, 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 (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 on Dean Moor in the Avon Valley, 1954-1956. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. Unknown. 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 (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2015 3:34PM