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HER Number:MDV127368
Name:Structure attached to enclosure in Legis Tor settlement

Summary

A small D-shaped structure attached to the northern wall of a Prehistoric enclosure in settlement north of the River Plym. May date to the Medieval or post-Medieval reuse of the enclosure as part of Legistor Warren.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/72/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX57NE70

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STRUCTURE (Constructed, Late Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 1000 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) A small D-shaped structure forming part of an extensive settlement (associated with a group of three prehistoric enclosures).
Structure G survives as a semi-circular area measuring 10m by 7m defined by a curving 1.3m wide and 0.4m high rubble wall on the south, east and west. The northern edge is formed by a length of the northern enclosure boundary. The date and function of this structure is unclear, although because it is attached to the boundary wall it must be more recent than the northern enclosure. The two large enclosures were re-used as a rabbit breeding area during the Medieval and or post-Medieval period, when a pillow mound and vermin trap were constructed (SX56NE-239).

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

Visible on lidar data.

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.
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: #123868 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV50650Related to: Enclosures 270 metres south-east 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:Jan 24 2020 12:09PM