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HER Number:MDV43600
Name:Hut and bank south-west of enclosure south-west of Legis Tor, Sheepstor

Summary

Hut circle to the south-west of enclosure (MDV3366). It measures 5.8 metres in internal diameter with walls of large earthfast slabs and boulders a maximum of 0.6 metres high. The interior of this hut has latterly been used as a repository for cleared surface stone. It possesses no identifiable entrance. A sinuous rubble bank measuring 1 metre wide and 0.3 metres high extends 15 metres westward from the hut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 68
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/534
  • Old SAM County Ref: 591
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 22289
  • Old SAM Ref: 10698
  • Pastscape: 438695

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP130874 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) SX 5751 6536 Hut circle forming part of an extensive prehistoric settlement. Terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan with forecourt and double orthostat walling type. The interior of the hut measures 5.4m in diameter and is defined by a 2.3m wide wall standing up to 0.9m high. A thickening of the wall on the south side may suggest that this building was re-built at some time. The forecourt lies to the south of the hut and includes a sub-rectangular area measuring 14m by 6m defined by a 1m wide and 0.4m high rubble wall.
A sinuous rubble bank measuring 1m wide and 0.3m high extends 15m westward from the hut (see plan).

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

Hut circle to the west of the enclosure at Settlement 'D' at Legis Tor.

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

(07/02/2005) An enclosure (MDV3366) and hut circle on the south-east flank of Legis Tor. The associated hut circle lies at SX 5751 6537 outside the enclosure and measures 5.8m in internal diameter with walls of large earthfast slabs and boulders a maximum of 0.6m high. The interior of this hut has latterly been used as a repository for cleared surface stone. It possesses no identifiable entrance.

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 GIS survey layer.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-24 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(07/02/2020 and 02/03/2020) Condition of site assessed as moderate; vegetation encroachment (heavy bracken) is seriously affecting the site. Well used footpath runs through the enclosure.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographs taken during February / March 2020 visit.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019876 (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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP130874.
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. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #123806 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-24.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
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. 1019876.

Associated Monuments

MDV3366Related to: Enclosure south-east of Legis Tor, 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 30 2021 11:15AM