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HER Number:MDV62348
Name:Stone Structure on Halshanger Common

Summary

Remains of a stone structure on Halsanger Common. Possibly a hut circle within an enclosure site.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/430
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STRUCTURE? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Indistinct circular feature visible on the aerial photography.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152337 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone structure on Halsanger Common.


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

Butler depicts this feature as a possible hut circle (number 15). A roughly circular arrangement of loose stones and earthfast stones may be the remains of a building.


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

This feature was not identified on the ground at the original HER grid reference of SX74607456.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 59 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Alleged stone structure on Halshanger Common; an amorphous mound of stones of unknown date or purpose. Condition is stable. SX74570 74529

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. 152337.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 40, figure 5.1, Map 5.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96986 ]
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. 59.

Associated Monuments

MDV62313Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV25219Related to: Settlement 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 18 2016 10:50AM