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HER Number:MDV50657
Name:Possible hut south of Legis Tor

Summary

Gerrard (1993) recorded a hut here, measuring 6.5m in diameter, with walls 1.1m wide (up to 0.3m high). Not identified during surveys in 2005 and 2018.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 652
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/363/6
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

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 130847 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 5712 6528) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior measures 6.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.1m wide wall standing up to 0.3m high on the west and as a clearly defined terrace elsewhere. Attached to a 1m wide and 0.4m high stone faced lynchet, which leads south-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.

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

No hut recorded at this location during the 2005 survey; unlikely feature.

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 depicted on the GIS 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 130847. [Mapped feature: #31473 ]
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

MDV50654Related to: Robbed hut in settlement 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 12:39PM