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HER Number:MDV5833
Name:Reave between Lower White Tor and Chittaford Down


Previously noted as a trackway, Fleming believes this to be part of the Great Central Reave.


Grid Reference:SX 631 793
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of part of the 19th century leat supplying Powder Mills gunpowder factory, as well as a leat and reave on Chittaford Down
  • SHINE: Earthwork section of the Great Central Reave on Chittaford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • REAVE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265238.

Osa=sx67nw5. Vis=14/7/1950 (os). Ancient trackway. A stone trackway crosses bear down, south of devil tor. It crosses the hill from east to west and is made of large rough slabs laid not quite close together, but a mans stride apart (crawford). R. H. Worth says that: "this is a reeve (or bank) not a trackway" (worth)(os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265239.

Fleming, a. /pps/44(1978)97-123/the prehistoric landscape of dartmoor. This is a section of the "great central reave"(fleming).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265240.

Des=greeves, t. /middle merripit survey drawing/(-/2/1983)/in parish file.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV265241.

Aph=raf 540/483/4048-4049(24/4/1951).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV265242.

Aph=nmr sx6179/4/42-54(12/4/1969).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Described as a path on the 1954 Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 scale map sheet, but looks like a reave on RAF 1951 and NMR 1969 aerials.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV265238Migrated Record:
SDV265239Migrated Record:
SDV265240Migrated Record:
SDV265241Aerial Photograph:
SDV265242Aerial Photograph:
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV5932Related to: Cairn with cist on Chittaford Down, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8648 - Middle Merripit Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2023 4:29PM