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HER Number:MDV50654
Name:Robbed hut in settlement south of Legis Tor

Summary

Gerrard (1993) records a very ruined hut which may have pre-dated the main settlement here; the robbing may have occurred at the time of the construction of the nearby enclosure. Remains of hut are oval in shape and measure 3.9m long by 2.9m wide internally, with bank 1.1m wide (up to 0.3m high). Not seen during 2005 or 2018 survey work.

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/363/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438929

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE153 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277800.

(12/02/1979) Hut 15.0m to the north of enclosure (MDV22775) is also very ruined. Its internal diameter is 5.0m, the walling being 0.6m thick and 0.4m high. No entrance is visible. Discovered during field investigation. Surveyed at 1:10 00 on P.F.D.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130853 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) Hut circle forming part of an extensive prehistoric settlement. Terraced into the hillslope, and survives as an earthwork. Interior is oval in shape and measures 3.9m long by 2.9m wide and is defined by a 1.1m wide bank standing up to 0.3m high.
This hut may pre-date the main phase of Bronze Age occupation, because it has clearly been partly robbed and this is most likely to have occurred in antiquity, perhaps at the time when the nearby agglomerate enclosure was being built and occupied.

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

No hut recorded at this location during 2005 survey.

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.

Not shown on GIS survey layer.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277800Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE153. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130853. [Mapped feature: #31470 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV43603Related to: Hut south of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV43604Related to: Hut with annexes in settlement south of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV50657Related to: Possible hut south of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV22775Related to: Small enclosure with huts, Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV50655Related to: Small hut 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 12:40PM