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HER Number:MDV25217
Name:Parallel Reave System on the south-eastern edge of Halshanger Common

Summary

Series of parallel reaves on the south-eastern corner of Halshanger Common. On the same alignment as the main Rippon Tor system and clearly associated with it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 749 739
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Mountsland, Halshanger and Horridge Commons, comprising the remains of a field system, hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, and surface remains of 19th century Hemsworthy Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/68/6
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1318, 1320 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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


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

Part of the Rippon Tor parallel reave system. Six parallel reaves with a terminal reave at the north-western end. The system is aligned north-west / south-east and the terminal is very crooked. There are two reaves inside this parallel reave system, on a different alignment, at SX74847398 and SX74747395. Post-prehistoric additions (i.e. the curving bank at SX75057400) immediately to the west of a streamwork. Poor condition and partly destroyed by roads, afforestation and a rifle range (SX75087348).


Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1995, Halshanger Visit (Report - Survey). SDV351134.

Visited 2/3/1995 One low ridge running north-south; looks post-prehistoric. No others found.


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

Reaves visible on the aerial photography.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 7, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

On the south-east side of the mire surrounding the Ashburn are four parallel reaves running south-east to where the rifle range is now. It is not known if the reaves continued through the area since subsumed by the mire. Although this is a possibility, no sign is evident on the RAF aerial photos of 1946 when the mire was less extensive. Condition stable.


Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed, 52 (Report - Survey). SDV351113.

Parallel Reave System on the south-eastern edge of Halshanger Common
The alignment of the reaves on the north side of Halsanger Common continues on the SE side of the mire, where four parallel reaves run south-east to the rifle range. It is not known for certain if any reaves ever continued through the area now covered by the mire. Condition is sable. SX75027 73901


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

Parallel Reave System on the south-eastern edge of Halshanger Common
The alignment of the reaves on the north side of Halsanger Common continues on the south-east side of the mire, where four parallel reaves run south-east to the rifle range. It is not known for certain if any reaves ever continued through the area now covered by the mire. Condition is stable. SX75027 73901


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 347-349 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1318, 1320.
SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 347-349.
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: #84982 ]
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital. 52.
SDV351134Report - Survey: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1995. Halshanger Visit. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 7, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV8041Part of: Halshanger Common Parallel Reave System (Monument)
MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV51805Related to: Old Summer House, Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV55113Related to: Rippon Tor Small Arms Firing Range (Monument)
MDV25830Related to: Streamworks on the Langworthy Brook, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV113189Related to: Tin prospecting pits on Halsanger 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 3:59PM