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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 (Between))

Full description

Fleming, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139025.

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). This is a section of the "great central reave"(fleming).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265237.

Described as a path on the 1954 os 1:10560 map, but looks like a reave on raf 1951 and nmr 1969 ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265238.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265239.

Fleming, a. /pps/44(1978)97-123/the prehistoric landscape of dartmoor.

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).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139025Migrated Record: Fleming, A..
SDV265237Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV265238Migrated Record:
SDV265239Migrated Record:
SDV265240Migrated Record:
SDV265241Aerial Photograph:
SDV265242Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 15 2018 2:40PM