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HER Number:MDV50655
Name:Southern of two small hut circles south of Legis Tor, Sheepstor

Summary

Southern of two small hut circles to the south of Legis Tor. Level platform 2.8 metres in internal diameter. No identifiable entrance.

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/363/5
  • 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

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130851 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 5713 6524) Hut circle forming part of an extensive prehistoric settlement. Terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior is oval in shape, measures 3.1m long by 1.9m wide and is defined by a 1m wide wall standing up to 0.3m high.
Attached to a 1m wide and 0.4m high stone faced lynchet, which leads west. 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.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 111-4, Map 49, Figure 49.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Southern of two small hut circles between Settlements 'A' and 'B' at Legis Tor.

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

(07/02/2005) Centred SX 5715 6528. Three hut circles and an enclosure on the southern flank of Legis Tor above the right bank of the River Plym (see related records).
SX 5714 6525. A crude circle of stones enclosing a level platform 2.8m in internal diameter.
Neither of these features possess an identifiable entrance.

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 GIS survey layer.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019876 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Within Scheduled area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 111-4, Map 49, Figure 49.1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130851.
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: #124148 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019876.

Associated Monuments

MDV43604Related to: Hut with later annexes in settlement south of Legis Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV43603Related to: Northern of two small hut circles south of Legis Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV50654Related to: Robbed hut in settlement south 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:Jul 27 2021 9:32AM