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HER Number:MDV25168
Name:Trial pits on Halshanger Common

Summary

Short line of trial pits in parallel reave system on Halshanger Common, running north-south.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 743 749
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/149
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TRIAL PIT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1459, 077 (Aerial Photograph). SDV291903.


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

Short line of trial pits in parallel reave system.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152343 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1st April 1999. Prospecting pits on the south-east slopes of Rippon Tor at SX75657470. Over the slopes of Rippon Tor within this monument there are series of prospecting pits excavated by tinners' in their search for tin. The grid reference given does not relate to any particular group and represents a notional centred point.


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

Visible on the aerial photographs.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 11, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Prospecting pits for lode tin. The pits have silted and survive as shallow hollows 1-2 metres diameter with small heaps of spoil on the downhill side. The generally small number of pits in this area suggests the search for tin was unsuccessful in this location. Condition stable.


Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed (Report - Survey). SDV351113.

Site visited and grid reference taken from the map SX7432 7500.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 51 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Prospecting pits on Halshanger Common
A short line of tin prospecting pits within the parallel reave system on Halshanger Common, running north-south. Condition is stable. SX74322 75008

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152343.
SDV291903Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 077.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84958 ]
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 11, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 51.

Associated Monuments

MDV8041Related to: Halshanger Common Parallel Reave System (Monument)
MDV26799Related to: Trial pits on Halshanger Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6433 - Assessment of Halsanger Common, Horridge Common and Rippon Tor
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2016 2:53PM