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HER Number:MDV50627
Name:ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Sheepstor

Summary

Enclosure containing a pillow mound and forming part of Legis Tor Warren. It measures 130m north-south by 144m east-west, contains one pillow mound and is defined on the north and east by a 1.4m wide and 0.6m high bank with an external ditch measuring 1.3m wide and 0.6m deep. The southern edge is formed by the northern side of enclosure 130887 and the west is formed by Legis Lake. The enclosure boundary probably did not prevent the rabbits moving into other areas of the warren, but would have provided protection against predators.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 654
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239/13
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130893 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) Enclosure containing a pillow mound and forming part of Legis Tor Warren. It measures 130m north-south by 144m east-west, contains one pillow mound and is defined on the north and east by a 1.4m wide and 0.6m high bank with an external ditch measuring 1.3m wide and 0.6m deep. The southern edge is formed by the northern side of enclosure 130887 and the west is formed by Legis Lake. The enclosure boundary probably did not prevent the rabbits moving into other areas of the warren, but would have provided protection against predators. See related record for pillow mound detail.

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

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 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 130893.
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. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #124141 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV49781Related to: Pillow mound 360m west-south-west 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 10 2020 12:49PM