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HER Number:MDV50621
Name:Medieval or later enclosure south of Legis Tor

Summary

This enclosure contains a pillow mound and forms part of Legis Tor Warren. It includes a 130m long by 80m wide area defined on the north, west and east by a 1.6m wide and 0.5m high bank with an external ditch measuring 1.2m wide and 0.6m deep.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 652
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE115
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438828

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130887 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) This enclosure contains a pillow mound and forms part of Legis Tor Warren. It includes a 130m long by 80m wide area defined on the north, west and east by a 1.6m wide and 0.5m high bank with an external ditch measuring 1.2m wide and 0.6m deep. This enclosure boundary may have been intended to prevent rabbits moving into other areas of the warren and designed to prevent vermin gaining access. For these reasons this enclosure may have been a breeding area in which rabbits were raised for the purpose of stocking the outlying mounds.
The pillow mound survives as a flat-topped, oblong-shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on three sides by the ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the mound. The mound lies with its long axis across the hillslope, measures 16.4m long, 6.5m wide, 1.2m high surrounded by a 2.4m wide and 0.7m deep ditch. A 4m long shallow gully leads south from the mound and may have been constructed for drainage and as an access route.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

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

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.

Partial enclosure depicted on the 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 130887.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
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. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #124158 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14144Part of: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127493Related to: Pillow mound enclosure 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 2:55PM