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HER Number:MDV50633
Name:Fragmentary field system on Legis Tor

Summary

Field system includes at least three lengths of inter-connected sinuous boundary banks forming part of an extensive prehistoric settlement situated on the south-facing slope of Legis Tor. The banks are linked to other prehistoric features including oval enclosure (MDV28521) and the agglomerate enclosure (MDV3326). The full original extent of this field system is not visible at ground level, though further parts of it may survive below the present ground surface. This field system is probably contemporary with oval enclosure, but may pre-date the agglomerate enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE69
  • National Record of the Historic Environment
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/188
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130879 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) SX56816529 Field system includes at least three lengths of inter-connected sinuous boundary banks forming part of an extensive prehistoric settlement situated on the south-facing slope of Legis Tor. The banks are linked to stone hut circle [AI: MPP 130878], oval enclosure [AI: MPP 130880 / MDV28521] and the agglomerate enclosure [AI: MPP 130821 / MDV3326]. The full original extent of this field system is not visible at ground level, though further parts of it may survive below the present ground surface.
This field system is probably contemporary with the hut and oval enclosure, but may pre-date the agglomerate enclosure MDV3326. Excavation would be needed to confirm this hypothesis.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Series of lines of field system depicted on the Prehistoric survey layer marked as SX56NE69; agglomerate enclosure also recorded under this number; see separate record(s) for details (MDV3326 and MDV3979).

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 130879.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129929 Lines of the agglomerated enclosure MDV3979 dealt with separately., ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3326Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement south-west of Legis Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV28521Related to: Semi-oval enclosure south-west 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:Apr 26 2021 8:41AM