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HER Number:MDV127361
Name:Hut in Legis Tor settlement

Summary

One of four hut circles that lie within or potentially within the western, incomplete enclosure south of Legis Tor. Remains consist of a large hut 6.5m in diameter. Some later clearance stone lies on the western half of the interior. A small contemporary enclosure adjoins the northern side of this hut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 70
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/72/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX57NE70
  • Pastscape: 438701

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130857 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) One of six stone hut circles and a small D-shaped structure forming part of an extensive settlement (associated with a group of three prehistoric enclosures).
Six stone hut circles composed of circular banks of stone and earth surrounding an internal area survive either within the enclosures or are attached to the walls.
Hut A is of the simple plan and single orthostat type. Interior measures 6.3m in diameter and the surrounding wall is 1.4m wide and 0.6m high. Doorway survives as a south-facing, partly blocked gap defined on the east side by a slab set on edge. This hut lies on the western edge of a series of small garden-plots attached to a length of enclosure boundary. Rubble lying immediately outside the doorway may represent the site of a porch.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Visible on lidar data.

Newman, P., 2005, Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363484.

(07/02/2005) One of four hut circles that lie within or potentially within the western, incomplete enclosure (centred SX 57246528).
SX 5720 6531. A large hut 6.5m in diameter. Some later clearance stone lies on the western half of the interior. A small contemporary enclosure adjoins the northern side of this hut.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Depicted on survey.

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. MPP 130857.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123860 ]
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV3367Related to: Enclosures south of Legis Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 11 2020 2:36PM