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HER Number:MDV43603
Name:Hut south of Legis Tor

Summary

One of three hut circles and an enclosure on the southern flank of Legis Tor above the right bank of the River Plym; these features lie between the agglomerated enclosure to the west (MDV3979) and the more fragmentary enclosures to the east (MDV50650). A disturbed hut circle 3.3m in internal diameter with walls 2.3m wide and a maximum of 1.0m high. This feature appears to have been reused in the more recent past. No identifiable entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 652
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE153
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/536/2
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 22289(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10704
  • Pastscape: 438929

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130849 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 5713 6525) Stone hut circle forming part of an extensive prehistoric settlement. Terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan, single orthostat and coursed bank walling type. The interior of the structure measures 4.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.65m wide wall standing up to 0.8m high. This hut is attached to a 1m wide and 0.4m high rubble wall, which leads southward towards hut MPP 130851.

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

(07/02/2005) Centred SX 5715 6528. Three hut circles and an enclosure on the southern flank of Legis Tor above the right bank of the River Plym (see related records).
SX 5713 6526. A disturbed hut circle 3.3m in internal diameter with walls 2.3m wide and a maximum of 1.0m high. This feature appears to have been reused in the more recent past.
Neither of these features possess an identifiable entrance.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

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.

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 130849.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #124147 ]
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

MDV43604Related to: Hut with annexes in settlement south of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV50654Related to: Robbed hut in settlement south of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV22775Related to: Small enclosure with huts, Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV50655Related to: Small hut south 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:Feb 11 2020 12:40PM