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HER Number:MDV25219
Name:Settlement on Halshanger Common

Summary

Bronze Age settlement comprising a subdivided enclosure with curving outer walls and one, possibly two hut circles. The form of the enclosure does not sit comfortably within the surrounding parallel reave system and it is probably a later addition.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 745 745
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 152287
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/199
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1318-1319 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


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

Agglomerated and partitioned enclosure attached to a reave, containing four elements and four hut circles, three of which are attached to walls. Visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photograph. The remains of a short reave, inside the enclosure, can be seen at SX74587454. The enclosure is clearly in very good condition.


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EN, 10A, 11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346962.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152287 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 2000. Coaxial fields on Halsanger and Horridge Commons. Forming part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 40, Fig. 5.1, Map 5 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler’s huts 15 and 16 lie at the centre of a group of several fields with curved outlines, contrasting with the straight lines of the rest of the system. This may indicate these are the remains of older enclosures, pre-dating the system.


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

These enclosures and the central hut circle are clearly visible on the aerial photography.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 4,Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Subdivided enclosure with curving outer walls. Only one hut circle visible. Its form and associated hut circle do not sit comfortably within the surrounding parallel reave system and they are probably later additions. Condition stable.


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


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 52 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Settlement on Halshanger Common. A sub-divided enclosure, centred SX 7451 7453, with curving outer walls and a central hut circle (MDV 25219). The enclosure is attached to the southern end of the parallel reaves, onto which it does not fit comfortably, and it was a probable later addition. Condition is stable. SX74541 74504

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1318-1319.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152287.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 40, Fig. 5.1, Map 5.
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: #84983 ]
SDV346962Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EN. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 10A, 11.
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 4,Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 52.

Associated Monuments

MDV62313Parent of: Hut circle in settlement on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV103648Part of: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV8041Related to: Halshanger Common Parallel Reave System (Monument)
MDV62348Related to: Stone Structure 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 1:20PM