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HER Number:MDV50666
Name:Hut within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor

Summary

Hut measures 5.3m diameter with wall 1.8m wide (up to 0.9m high). The north length of walling is partly sealed by the bank associated with leat (MDV25289). A 1.2m square pit in the centre of the hut is probably the result of relatively recent interference. This hut is attached to a boundary wall within an agglomerate enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 652
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/4/14
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438698

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130830 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 57006522) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope and of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.3m in diameter and is defined by a 1.8m wide wall standing up to 0.9m high. The north length of walling is partly sealed by the bank associated with leat (AI 130901). A 1.2m square pit in the centre of the hut is probably the result of relatively recent interference. This hut is 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) One of 13 hut circles within a field system on the lower south and south-west flanks of Legis Tor. All but one of the huts are contained within five irregular, adjoining enclosures to the south of the settlement. The hut circles are largely integral with the enclosure banks though several are free-standing. All the huts have level interiors unless otherwise stated. Few display obvious entrances. All diameters are internal. Described separately; see related records.
SX 570?5 6522. Measuring 5.1m in diameter this hut has been truncated by a later leat.
NB: this grid reference is thought to be incorrect (no hut at location given, but the hut at SX 5700 6522 is truncated by the leat and fits description Richards, A. F., 11/02/2020)

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 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 130830.
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: #123915 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3326Part of: Enclosed hut settlement south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV25289Related to: Yeoland Consols Tin Mine Leat (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 10:48AM