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HER Number:MDV50668
Name:Hut within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor

Summary

An excavated (1895) or possibly reused hut measuring 4.8m in diameter with rebuilt walls 2.5m wide and a maximum of 1.2m high. The interior of this hut lies approximately 0.5m below the surrounding ground level (2005 survey). This hut is attached to a boundary wall within an agglomerate enclosure. Gerrard (1993) records hut as a conjoined plan, double type hut, but shows it as a single hut on his site plan.

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/4/16
  • 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 130832 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 57046520) Hut circle terraced into hillslope, and of the conjoined plan, double orthostat and rubble bank walling type. The interior of the northern room measures 5m in diameter and is defined by a 2.6m wide double orthostat wall standing up to 1m high.
The southern room is sub-rectangular in shape, measures 6m by 4m and is defined by a 1m wide and 0.4m high rubble bank. This hut is attached to a boundary wall within an agglomerate enclosure.
NB (Although described as a conjoined-plan hut, Gerrard's plan of the site shows this as a single hut. Richards, A. F., 10/02/2020).

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 5704 6521. An excavated or possibly reused hut measuring 4.8m in diameter with rebuilt walls 2.5m wide and a maximum of 1.2m high. The interior of this hut lies approximately 0.5m below the surrounding ground level.

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 as a fair sized hut within a small court, which perhaps explains Gerrard's description.

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 130832.
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: #123917 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3326Part of: Enclosed hut settlement 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 11:15AM