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HER Number:MDV50663
Name:Structure within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor

Summary

Identified by the Ordnance Survey in 1977 (and later recorded by Gerrard in 1993), this feature is a rectangular feature measuring 6.0m north to south by 3.5m. It lies adjacent to a prehistoric wall within an agglomerate enclosure. Survey in 2005 questioned the identification of this feature and suggests it is related to later warrening activity in the area (as with MDV50664).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 69
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/4/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438698

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • STRUCTURE (Constructed, XV to Post Medieval - 1401 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130827 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 56996523) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior is "D" shaped and measures 6m long by 3m wide and is defined by a 1.2m wide wall standing up to 0.3m high. Attached to a boundary wall within an agglomerate enclosure.

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

(15/02/2005) Interpreted as a hut by the Ordnance Survey in 1977, this is another rectangular feature measuring 6.0m north to south by 3.5m. It lies adjacent to a prehistoric wall at SX 5701 6518. This area is simply marked out by a line of boulders. It is difficult to give date or function to these later features though they may relate to the warrening phase of activity on this site.

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.

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 130827.
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. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #123913 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14144Part of: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3326Related to: Enclosed hut settlement south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV50664Related to: Structure within enclosure south-west 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 11:11AM