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HER Number:MDV41897
Name:The Promontory of Hercules, Hartland Point

Summary

Hartland Point may be the 'Herculis Promontorium' of Ptolemy's Geography. The Geography was writen AD140-150, although much of it was derived from earlier works.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 229 277
Map Sheet:SS22NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22NW/22

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PLACENAME (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Sammes, A., 1676, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV5883.


Rivet, A. L. F. + Smith, C., 1979, The Place-Names of Roman Britain, 103, 134-135 (Monograph). SDV274733.

The Promontory of Hercules recorded in Ptolomey's Geography is most likely to have been Hartland Point. The Geography was writen AD140-150, although much of it was derived from earlier works.


Piggott, S., 1986, William Stukely: New Facts and an Old Forgery, 115-122 (Article in Serial). SDV5882.

'Herculis Promontorium' of Ptolemy's Geography. Accepted by Sammes and Stukeley as representing Hartland Point.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 168 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Hartland Point may be the 'Herculis Promontorium' of Ptolemy's Geography.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV274733Monograph: Rivet, A. L. F. + Smith, C.. 1979. The Place-Names of Roman Britain. The Place-Names of Roman Britain. Unknown. 103, 134-135.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 168.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #24919 ]
SDV5882Article in Serial: Piggott, S.. 1986. William Stukely: New Facts and an Old Forgery. Antiquity. 60. Paperback Volume. 115-122.
SDV5883Monograph: Sammes, A.. 1676. Britannia Antiqua Restaurata.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 13 2018 8:46AM