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HER Number:MDV22774
Name:Oval enclosure south-west of Legis Tor, Sheepstor

Summary

Small oval enclosure measuring 25 metres east-west by 15 metres north-south internally with rubble wall 1.2 metres wide (up to 0.6 etresm high). A length of boundary wall leading from the western edge of this enclosure leads to the nearby agglomerate enclosure. This appears to be later in date than the agglomerate enclosure and this might suggest that the oval enclosure also post-dates this feature.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE152
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 438926
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/362
  • Old SAM County Ref: 591
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 219/369 (Aerial Photograph). SDV277689.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE152 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277688.

(12/02/1979) SX 5707 6533. On the south-west facing slope of Legis Tor at 275m O.D. and above on enclosed settlement (SX 56 NE 69) is a small prehistoric oval enclosure 25.0m by 15.0m The walling is 1.2mwide and 0.6m high and of rubble construction. Its general condition is poor and no entrance is visible. Discovered during field investigation. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on the Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130845 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) Small oval enclosure forming part of an extensive prehistoric settlement. The enclosure measures internally 25m east-west by 15m north-south and is defined by a rubble wall 1.2m wide and up to 0.6m high.
A length of boundary wall leading from the western edge of this enclosure leads to the nearby agglomerate enclosure. This connecting wall would appear to be later in date than the agglomerate enclosure and this might suggest that the oval enclosure also post-dates this feature, though there is no definite visible evidence to support this hypothesis.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 111-4, Map 49, Figure 49.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Rectilinear feature shown to the north-east of Settlememt 'A' at Legis Tor with a section of wall attaching it to the main boundary wall.

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

(08/02/2005) Now recorded as part of 438698.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Part of feature visible on aerial photograph.

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 GIS survey layer.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Oval feature shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Within Scheduled area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 111-4, Map 49, Figure 49.1.
SDV277688Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE152. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277689Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 219/369. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130845.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (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. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3979Related to: Agglomerate enclosure south-west of Legistor Warren, Sheepstor (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:Jul 25 2021 11:17AM