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HER Number:MDV51158
Name:Feature on reave on Horridge Common

Summary

An area of lowered ground on the ridge of Horridge Common. The site was previously designated as a hut platform but this is now thought to be unlikely and that the site is a natural feature.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 749 753
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

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: SX77NW/374
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE? (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC? to 8001 BC (Between))

Full description

Quinnell, H., 1986, Possible hut platform south-east of Rippon Tor (Worksheet). SDV294402.

Semi-circular platform scarped approximately 0.5 metres into hillside. About 4.3 metres across. No visible surviving walling. A possible second, slighter platform contiguous on the south-west. Just south-west of the reave line.


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

An area of lowered ground on the ridge of Horridge Common. Previously designated as a hut platform but highly unlikely. Probable misinterpretation of aerial photographic evidence


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 58 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Feature on reave on Horridge Common
An area of lowered ground on the ridge of Horridge Common. The site was previously designated as a hut platform but this is now thought to be unlikely and that the site is a natural feature. SX74930 75320

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294402Worksheet: Quinnell, H.. 1986. Possible hut platform south-east of Rippon Tor. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #31891 ]
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 58.

Associated Monuments

MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge 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:Dec 14 2016 1:29PM