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HER Number:MDV127367
Name:Hut in Legis Tor settlement

Summary

Small, oval hut in enclosure, near the south-east corner of boundary wall. Poorly built, this hut measures 2.9m in diameter with a level interior enclosed by boulders placed in a rough circle. A gap in the east side may indicate the site of a former entrance. This building is attached to the inner face of the south enclosure. Possible evidence of later (perhaps post-Medieval alteration).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 652
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 Post Medieval - 2200 BC to 1750 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 F is of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior is oval, measures 3m long by 2.3m wide and is surrounded by a 1m wide and 0.35m high wall. This building is attached to the inner face of the south enclosure.

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) Hut within enclosure at the foot of the south flank of Legis Tor on the right bank of the River Plym. The lower, southern, part of the eastern enclosure possesses a single hut:
SX 5732 6525. A poorly built feature 2.9m in diameter with a level interior enclosed by boulders placed in a rough circle. A gap in the east side may indicate the site of a former entrance.
This site possesses several features that would appear to be of later origin to the main enclosures and hut circles. These include the low banks that subdivide the western enclosure and several shorter banks and a small pound within the northern half of the eastern enclosure. It is also possible that the hut at SX 5732 6525 falls into this category. The presence of stone clearance debris in several of the huts points towards later (probably post-Medieval) activity on this site.

Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360517.

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.
SDV360517Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Ringmoor, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
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. [Mapped feature: #123867 ]

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 2:17PM