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HER Number:MDV25747
Name:Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common

Summary

Parallel reave system aligned north-west to south-east extending across Horridge Common. It forms part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system together with the adjoining system on Halshanger Common.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 751 749
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 152287
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/22
  • Old SAM County Ref: 346
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • 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, 1320 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Parts of this reave system are clearly visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.


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

This parallel reave system is contained within the following grid points on the south and east: 1. SX75727415, 2. SX76027427, 3. SX76207445. The reaves extend north-west from here to leave the map between SX75677500 and SX75007490.
Most of the south-east portion of this area is within a scheduled ancient monument. In all, there are twenty-two hut circles visible in this area (and fragments of two, possibly three, others), but most of these are described separately (see related monument records). At least eleven of the hut circles are freestanding, the rest being attached to, or incorporated into, reaves. A road has been built across the scheduled area since 1961.
(Further detail on extension of system to the north-west): Parallel reave system, aligned north-west – south-east, visible to south-west of a wall (probably on the line of a reave) running between SX75007558 and SX75677500.


Devon County Council, 1990, DAP/QD, 4-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV297846.


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

Site visit 1st April 1999. Coaxial fields on Horridge Common, forming part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system with the adjoining system on Halshanger Common. Historic field system covering the south-eastern half of Horridge Common. Several of the earlier reaves were revamped at this time by adding a ditch and increasing their size. A detailed examination of the extent and character of this field system was not conducted during Monument Protection Programme fieldwork.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 46-8, Fig. 6.1- 6.2, Maps 4-6 (Monograph). SDV299725.


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

Parts of this reave system are clearly visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 8, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Generally in a stable condition. Has sustained some vehicle damage.


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.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1320.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152287.
SDV297846Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1990. DAP/QD. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4-5.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 46-8, Fig. 6.1- 6.2, Maps 4-6.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
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. 8, Table 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV112759Parent of: Hut circle on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV103648Part of: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV62352Related to: Alleged pound east of Rippon Tor (unlikely) (Monument)
MDV7433Related to: Cairn 100 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV7434Related to: Cairn 30 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV13721Related to: Cairn 75 metres south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV8217Related to: Cairn on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV7539Related to: Cairn on summit of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV8100Related to: Cairn on the northern sector of Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV8101Related to: Cairn on the northern sector of Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV51162Related to: Cairn south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV51160Related to: Cross reave south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV51158Related to: Feature on reave on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62356Related to: Hut Circle 115 metres north of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV62355Related to: Hut Circle 170 metres north of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV62354Related to: Hut circle 230 metres west of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV62353Related to: Hut circle 250 metres west of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV62329Related to: Hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62328Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62330Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62331Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62332Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62333Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62334Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62335Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62336Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62337Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62338Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV25838Related to: Hut circle on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV8215Related to: Hut circle on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62325Related to: Hut Circle on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62326Related to: Hut Circle on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62327Related to: Hut circle on northern sector of Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62339Related to: Isolated hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV103648Part of: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV62350Related to: Medieval field banks on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV51161Related to: Possible cairn south Summit Cairn at Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV26620Related to: Reaves and a possible walled lane or droveway in Bagtor Wood (Monument)
MDV122321Related to: Reaves on Hound Tor Down (Monument)
MDV106561Related to: Rectangular Enclosure on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV15391Related to: Rippon Tor Reave (Monument)
MDV62340Related to: Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV113187Related to: Tin prospecting pits at Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV113194Related to: Tin prospecting pits south-east of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV25832Related to: Trackway across Mountsland 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:Jul 3 2018 4:41PM