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HER Number:MDV128229
Name:Possible tor cairn at Legis Tor

Summary

A possible tor cairn lies adjacent to the highest northern pile of Legis Tor. It exists as a crude semi-circular earthwork platform 6.8m in diameter and a maximum of 0.5m high attached to a natural platform c. 5m in diameter on the tor itself. The top of the possible cairn is uneven and obscured by dense reeds.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 316
  • Pastscape: 1408396

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOR CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

(17/02/2005) SX 57056560. A possible tor cairn lies adjacent to the highest northern pile of Legis Tor. It exists as a crude semi-circular earthwork platform 6.8m in diameter and a maximum of 0.5m high attached to a natural platform c. 5m in diameter on the tor itself. The top of the possible cairn is uneven and obscured by dense reeds.

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.

Sources / Further Reading

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.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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:May 5 2020 3:11PM