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HER Number:MDV8216
Name:Halshanger Manor House, Ashburton

Summary

Halshanger Manor built on the site of a 12th/13th century manor house. It was totally demolished in 1806; the present house being built on the site but with entirely new material in 1807.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 758 733
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445205
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/37
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77SE4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MANOR HOUSE (First mentioned, XIII - 1201 AD to 1300 AD (Between))
  • HOUSE (Built, XIX - 1807 AD to 1807 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Halshanger on site of a Manor House' marked.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77SE4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV306641.

The original manor house was built in the 12th-13th century and was property of the Firth family. It was totally demolished in 1806; the present house being built on the site but with entirely new material in 1807. From description, it is likely that the staircase was probably Jacobean. This was said to have been damaged by troops billeted here during the Second World War resulting in it having to be removed. A small outbuilding at SX75787332 is very old (older than the original house?) and were probably associated with it.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

House marked on the modern Ordnance Survey map.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Halsanger is first mentioned in documents of the 13th century. It was in existence, however, before this date and enclosued fields would have been established on the nearby slopes soon after the initial settlement was established.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV306641Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77SE4. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108216 ]
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV62360Related to: Halshanger Farmstead, Ashburton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 9:29AM