HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV14144
Name:Legis Tor Warren

Summary

Legis tor warren. A small warren of about 230 acres, bounded on n and w by a rabbit proof wall, and on e by a ruined wall forming common boundary with ditsworthy warren (sx56ne/197). It has no warren house and would probably have been too small to be efficient and economic. Perhaps originally an addition to trowlesworthy (sx56ne/240 and sx56se/198). Its alternative name was new warren, recently used by trowlesworthy and linked to it by a wooden bridge a little below spanish lake, now included in ditsworthy warren. Well provided with buries. Eleven known vermin traps (haynes).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 115
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289 (PART)
  • Pastscape: 438828

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RABBIT WARREN (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Linehan, C. D., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137243.

Linehan observed 37 pillow mounds (linehan). See sx56ne/136 and sx56ne/198-200. For vermin traps see: sx56ne/94, sx56ne/95, sx56ne/106/1, sx56ne/110, sx56ne/260-265.

HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Legis tor warren. A small warren of about 230 acres, bounded on n and w by a rabbit proof wall, and on e by a ruined wall forming common boundary with ditsworthy warren (sx56ne/197). It has no warren house and would probably have been too small to be efficient and economic. Perhaps originally an addition to trowlesworthy (sx56ne/240 and sx56se/198). Its alternative name was new warren, recently used by trowlesworthy and linked to it by a wooden bridge a little below spanish lake, now included in ditsworthy warren. Well provided with buries. Eleven known vermin traps (haynes).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=20/6/1977 (os) this area of moorland covers c 65ha between 245 and 300m od. Apart from the river plym it is bounded by a substantial drystone rubble wall, usually 1.8m wide and c 1.2m high. It contains 49 pillow mounds, most at right angles to the contours with lengths varying from 10.0m to 78.0m and widths varying from 3.5m to 9.0m, the heights vary from 0.5m to 1.2m. Some of the mounds are revetted, all are ditched. Vermin traps and complex drainage ditches were not surveyed.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254587.

Area of warren approx 64ha. Pillow mounds tend to cluster to the south of warren.27 pillow mounds visible at sx56786520, sx57246527, sx57456585, sx56786528, sx57286535, sx57566583, sx56786540, sx57286541, sx57006528, sx56816528, sx57266546, sx57056525, sx56826525, sx57256553, sx57106520, sx56856538, sx57316529, sx56816542, sx57326536, sx56896518, sx57356530, sx56936523, sx57396535, sx56966526, sx57436536, sx56926528, sx57476533 (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254589.

Linehan, c. D. /med. Arch/10(1966)139-143, table 3.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV254590.

Aph=raf 58/1110.0038/5 may 1953.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254591.

Haynes, r. G. /post-med arch/4(1970)158-9.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254592.

Osa=sx56ne115.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV254593.

Aph=raf/106g/uk/1190 4260(2/2/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254594.

Des=haynes, r. /ms notes(1970)in plymouth city library.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254595.

Des=mpp/130881,86-96.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV254596.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2494 3131-2.

DMG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68198.

(grid refs for vermin traps may be unreliable. There are therefore possibly more recorded on smr than exist in fact (dmg). ).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137243Migrated Record: Linehan, C. D..
SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV254587Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV254589Migrated Record:
SDV254590Aerial Photograph:
SDV254591Migrated Record:
SDV254592Migrated Record:
SDV254593Aerial Photograph:
SDV254594Migrated Record:
SDV254595Migrated Record:
SDV254596Aerial Photograph:
SDV68198Migrated Record: DMG.

Associated Monuments

MDV50631Parent of: Enclosure south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV50621Parent of: Medieval or later enclosure south of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49779Parent of: Pillow mound 180 metres west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49780Parent of: Pillow mound 220 metres south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49781Parent of: Pillow mound 360m west-south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49778Parent of: Pillow mound 40 metres east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127470Parent of: Pillow mound A within enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127471Parent of: Pillow mound B within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127472Parent of: Pillow mound C within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127473Parent of: Pillow mound D within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127474Parent of: Pillow mound E within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127371Parent of: Pillow mound east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127374Parent of: Pillow mound east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127375Parent of: Pillow mound east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127493Parent of: Pillow mound enclosure south of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127475Parent of: Pillow mound F within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127476Parent of: Pillow mound G within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127477Parent of: Pillow mound H within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127478Parent of: Pillow mound I within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127479Parent of: Pillow mound J within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127480Parent of: Pillow mound K within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127481Parent of: Pillow mound L within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127482Parent of: Pillow mound M within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127483Parent of: Pillow mound N within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127372Parent of: Pillow mound north-east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127373Parent of: Pillow mound north-east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127484Parent of: Pillow mound O within enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV50620Parent of: Pillow mound south of prehistoric enclosure at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV50625Parent of: Pillow mound south-east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV29682Parent of: Pillow mound south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV3422Parent of: Possible vermin trap by Legis Lake (Monument)
MDV50681Parent of: Structure on the west edge of enclosure south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV50663Parent of: Structure within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV50664Parent of: Structure within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV3420Parent of: Unlikely vermin trap, Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV14644Parent of: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3408Parent of: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3421Parent of: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3393Parent of: Vermin trap immediately south west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49777Parent of: Vermin trap near Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV14645Parent of: Vermin trap north-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV14142Related to: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV127308Related to: Enclosure containing pillow mounds at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV50626Related to: Enclosure with 10 pillow mounds in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV50623Related to: Medieval or later enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV62930Related to: Pillow mound 515 metres east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127309Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127310Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127311Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127312Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127313Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127314Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127318Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127319Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127320Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127321Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127322Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127323Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127324Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127325Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127326Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV127327Related to: Pillow mound in enclosure in Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV3419Related to: Possible vermin trap in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV3417Related to: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127315Related to: Vermin trap in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV14641Related to: Vermin trap in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV3412Related to: Vermin trap in enclosure at Legistor Warren (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:Mar 10 2020 11:18AM