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HER Number:MDV6714
Name:Hurston Ridge Reave on Chagford Common, Chagford

Summary

A probable reave extending from SX67558308 to SX67758396 with a 'D'- shaped enclosure incorporated in it at SX67658343. Earthwork measures up to 4 metres wide and 0.8 metres high. For much of its length it is turf covered, although in some places stone can be seen.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 672 828
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/127
  • Old SAM Ref: 28779

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, SX68SE80 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV244354.

A probable reave extending from SX67558308 to SX67758396 with a 'D'- shaped enclosure (PRN 26789) incorporated in it at SX67658343. The reave is on the same alignment as the probable reave at SX674825.


RAF, 1964, F65 58 6399 019-20 (Aerial Photograph). SDV244359.


Fleming, A., 1978, The Dartmoor Reaves (Article in Monograph). SDV244362.

Other details: Bar Brit ser 48.


Fleming, A., 1983, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 2: North and East Dartmoor, 208 (Article in Serial). SDV227880.

Other details: Part 2.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 RAF/NMR photos.


Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 53, Figures 28 & 29 (Monograph). SDV229071.

Hurston Ridge Main Reave flanked by two streams.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

A linear earthwork measuring up to 4m wide and 0.8m high. For much of its length it is turf covered, although in some places stone can be seen. Along part of its length there is an historic track which has in places cut away parts of the reave.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 30- 31, 29-31, Figure 25.2, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Chagford Common Reave pursues a course southwards up Hurston Ridge.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 14, Figure 1 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Hurston Ridge Main Reave.


Gerrard, S., 1999, 152378 (Site Visit). SDV244357.

At SX67388276. Length of reave on Hurston Ridge.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 30- 31, 29-31, Figure 25.2, Map 25.
SDV227880Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1983. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 2: North and East Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 49. Unknown. 208.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 53, Figures 28 & 29.
SDV244354Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. SX68SE80.
SDV244357Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1999. 152378. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV244359Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1964. F65 58 6399 019-20.
SDV244362Article in Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Dartmoor Reaves. Early Land Allotment in the British Isles. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 14, Figure 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV6615Related to: Cairn west of West Vitifer Mine on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV26789Related to: Enclosure attached to the west side of Hurston Ridge Main Reave on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6668Related to: Hurston Ridge Prehistoric Enclosure, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6541Related to: Hurston Ridge Stone Row, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6670Related to: Hut Circle associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV61937Related to: Hut Circle Associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6684Related to: Hut Circle Associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV20498Related to: Stannon Hill reave system, Stannon Block System (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV672 - MPP/152378
  • EDV673 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV674 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Apr 20 2018 1:36PM