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HER Number:MDV62308
Name:Hut circle in Reave System on Halshanger Common

Summary

Hut circle in reave system positioned on a fairly steep slope. Diameter 7.8 metres. Earthwork wall 1.8 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. This hut survives as a scoop cut into the side of a moderately steep slope. Grass, bracken and gorse. Condition stable in 2015.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 742 747
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/55/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152288 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1st April 1999. Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Halsanger Common. Diameter 7.8 metres. Earthwork wall 1.8 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. This hut survives as a scoop cut into the side of a moderately steep slope. Grass, bracken and gorse.


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

Butler's hut circle 14. Measures 5.3 metres in diameter and is a more isolated location, further uphill than the main huts in the system.


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

Condition stable. Short grassland.


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

Site surveyed and grid reference confirmed.


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

Hut circle in reave system on Halshanger Common
A stone hut circle located within a neighbourhood group of 16 dispersed huts on Halsanger Common, and the western corner of Rippon Tor enclosure, spread over about 7 hectares amidst the parallel reaves. Some are attached to reaves, though others are free standing. Condition is stable. SX74280 74720

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152288.
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.
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96955 ]
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 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

MDV8041Related to: Halshanger Common Parallel Reave System (Monument)
MDV62310Related to: Hut circle in Reave System 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:Jun 4 2019 12:34PM