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HER Number:MDV62312
Name:Hut circle within Reave System on Halshanger Common

Summary

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Halsanger Common. Diameter 7.5 metres. Condition stable, although trees growing in walls. Short grassland and bracken.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 745 746
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/55/4
  • 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., 152291 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1st April 1999. Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Halsanger Common. Diameter 7.5 metres. Double orthostate wall, 1.2 metres wide, 1.05 metres high. 160 degree gap probably represents a doorway. Some animal poaching at based of largest stone. Hawthorn on south-east wall. Grass and bracken.


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

Butler's hut circle 12. Measures 7.0 metres in diameter and is in poor condition. Many stones have been scattered on the downhill side.


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

Circular feature just visible at this location.


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

Condition stable, although trees growing in walls. Short grassland and bracken.


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

Grid reference confirmed during survey.


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

Hut circle within 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 7ha amidst the parallel reaves. Some are attached to reaves, though others are free standing. Condition is stable. SX74546 74658

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. 152291.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96958 ]
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. 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)
MDV62314Related to: Hut Circle in Reave System on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV62311Related to: Hut circle 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 12:17PM