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HER Number:MDV8871
Name:Longhouse in settlement site north of Manaton Rocks


Longhouse in settlement site north of Manaton Rocks.


Grid Reference:SX 749 817
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric field system with hut circles and deserted medieval settlement at Manaton Rocks

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX88NW13
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445620
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/51

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, F43 0108 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.

Linehan, C. D., 1965, Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon, 174 (Article in Serial). SDV217992.

Long-house with cross passage (40 foot by 14 foot), a barn, all in an enclosure.

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 124-5 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Manaton Rocks. Deserted Medieval Settlement consisting of two buildings and enclosures. Other details: Plan, Table 2.

Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV150434.

Small cross passage type house. Other details: Number 78.

Greeves, T. A. P. + Griffith, F. M., 1980, Manaton Rocks medieval settlement (Site Visit). SDV280686.

(Site visited 25/2/1980). Presumably medieval longhouse and two ancillary buildings in enclosure with internal divisions at SX74928174. Fields surrounding enclosure being "improved" during site visit but farmer intends to preserve site.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 445620 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV280682.

Not visible on aerial photographs. Other details: SX78SE21.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital.
SDV217992Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1965. Deserted Sites on Dartmoor, Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 97. A5 Hardback. 174.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F43 0108.
SDV280682National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 445620. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV280686Site Visit: Greeves, T. A. P. + Griffith, F. M.. 1980. Manaton Rocks medieval settlement. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 124-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV14231Part of: Manaton Rocks Medieval Settlement, Manaton (Monument)
MDV8858Related to: Barn in settlement at Manaton Rocks (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 11 2021 3:25PM