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HER Number:MDV43603
Name:Northern of two small hut circles south of Legis Tor, Sheepstor

Summary

Northern of two small hut circles south of Legis Tor. Hut circle 3.3 metres in internal diameter with walls 2.3 metres wide and a maximum of 1.0 metre 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

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

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.

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

Northern of two small hut circles between Settlements 'A' and 'B' at Legis Tor.

Newman, P. + Probert, S., 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.

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

Hut circle 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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130849.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 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

MDV43604Related to: Hut with later annexes in settlement south of Legis Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV50654Related to: Robbed hut in settlement south of Legis Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV22775Related to: Small enclosure with huts Legistor Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV50655Related to: Southern of two small hut circles south 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 27 2021 9:38AM