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HER Number:MDV8172
Name:Enclosure on Horridge Common

Summary

Roughly square shaped enclosure with a Bronze Age hut circle to either side. Part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 750 748
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 930
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1318 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Fox, A., 1954, Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor, 87 (Article in Serial). SDV231175.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77SE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV315165.

Enclosure or pound between two hut circles.


Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V., 1968, Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor, 286-287 (Article in Serial). SDV345858.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152287 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 2000. Coaxial fields on Halsanger and Horridge Commons, forming part of the Rippon Tor coaxial field system.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East (Monograph). SDV299725.


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

Enclosure very clearly visible 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 bracken.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Enclosure and two hut circles depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 50 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Enclosure on Halsanger Common
Two hut circles associated with a small, square enclosure, 18m by 19m, are close by the modern wall dividing Halsanger Common from Horridge Common. This site was excavated by the DEC in 1897, when pottery, flint and slate artefacts were retrieved, though the work here was never completed. Condition is stable. SX75053 74828

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1318.
SDV231175Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 20. Unknown. 87.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152287.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume.
SDV315165Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77SE3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345858Article in Serial: Gawne, E. + Somers Cockes, J. V.. 1968. Parallel Reaves of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 100. A5 Hardback. 286-287.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108166 ]
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. 50.

Associated Monuments

MDV8173Parent of: Hut circle north of enclosure on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV8174Parent of: Hut circle south of enclosure on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred 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:Dec 13 2016 1:50PM