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HER Number:MDV50643
Name:Hut and enclosure in settlement south of Legis Tor

Summary

A solitary hut and adjoining enclosure. The hut is 6.0m in internal diameter with walls 1.5m wide and 0.6m high. The sub-circular enclosure lies immediately south of the hut and measures 10m north-east to south-west by 7.6m and has a gap in the north-eastern end.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE148
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/535/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438914

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130866 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 57406531) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope, and of the conjoined plan, rubble bank and single orthostat walling type.
The interior of the southern room measures 8.6m in diameter and is defined by a 1.7m wide rubble wall standing up to 0.5m high. The doorway faces east-south-east, measures 1.5m wide, is lined on both sides and is partly blocked with loose rubble.
The northern room measures 5.8m in diameter and is defined by a 1.4m wide single orthostatic wall standing up to 0.7m high. A gap in the wall between the two rooms, represents an inter-connecting passage.

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

(07/02/2005) Centred SX 5745 6534. Eight hut circles, two enclosures and fragments of contemporary walling lie on the moderate southern flank of Legis Tor.
A solitary hut and adjoining enclosure lie at the south-west of the site at SX 5740 6532. The hut is 6.0m in internal diameter with walls 1.5m wide and 0.6m high. The sub-circular enclosure lies immediately south of the hut and measures 10m north-east to south-west by 7.6m and has a gap in the north-eastern end.

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.

Depicted on the GIS survey layer.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPRM-26 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(02/03/2020) Condition of features assessed as ?moderate by volunteer recorders, although vegetation encroachment (heavy bracken) is affecting the site.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographs taken during March 2020 visit.

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 130866.
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. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #123809 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPRM-26.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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:Nov 23 2020 8:12AM