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HER Number:MDV51805
Name:Old Summer House, Halshanger Common

Summary

The Summer House was apparently built in the early 19th century as a hide from which to shoot rabbits. It has now been demolished and only a rubble platform survives.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 748 738
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/403

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUMMERHOUSE (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Old Summer House marked.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Old Summer House' marked on (1906) historic map.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 13, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Structure apparently built in the early 19th century as a hide from which to shoot rabbits. It has now been demolished and only a rubble platform survives. Grassland.


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


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 57 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Old Summer House, Halshanger Common
This structure first appears on the OS Old Series 1-inch map of 1809 and according to Hemery (1983, 699-9) was built in the early 19th century by the Woodleighs of Halsanger as a hide from where rabbits were shot at with shot guns. Although apparently still standing on aerial photographs of 1946, the building has since been demolished and only a rubble platform survives.
Condition is destroyed. SX74898 73811

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94098 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 13, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 57.

Associated Monuments

MDV25217Related to: Parallel Reave System on the south-eastern edge of 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 18 2016 9:48AM