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HER Number:MDV62314
Name:Hut Circle in Reave System on Halshanger Common

Summary

Substantial hut circle in reave system on Halshanger Common. Measures 8.5 metres in diameter and has a wall attached on the north-western side, running uphill and sub-dividing one of the fields.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 745 747
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/55/6
  • 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., 152293 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1st April 1999. Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Halsanger Common. Diameter 8.7 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.3 metres wide, 1.0 metres high. 160 degree gap probably represents a doorway. Butted by field walls. A well preserved and visually impressive building. 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 11. Measures 8.5 metres in diameter and is quite substantial. Few stones fallen outside the entrance to this hut appear to be from the walls rather than from a porch. A line of slabs runs uphill from this hut in a north-westerly direction, subdividing this field into two 25 metre strips.


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

This hut circle is very clear on the aerial photography.


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

Condition stable. Short grassland and gorse.


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 7ha amidst the parallel reaves. Some are attached to reaves, though others are free standing. Condition is stable. SX74544 74736

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. 152293.
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: #96960 ]
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)
MDV62315Related to: Hut circle in Reave System on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV62311Related to: Hut circle on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV62312Related to: Hut circle within 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:Apr 15 2016 1:59PM