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HER Number:MDV50670
Name:Hut within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor

Summary

One of at least 13 huts associated with a complex enclosure south of Legis Tor. This hut has orthostatic walls 0.9m high, enclosing an internal area 4.4m in diameter. A well-defined entrance lies in the south side. May have been excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1895.

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/4/18
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438698

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1896, Third Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 184-9 (Article in Serial). SDV260468.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130834 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope, and of the hooked porch plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 4.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.5m wide wall standing up to 1m high. The doorway faces south and is lined on both sides with slabs, although the one on the e side has slipped into the passageway. A spread of stones, 2.7m long and 0.9m wide leading from the w side of the doorway may represent a hooked porch.
This hut was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1895, and this work revealed a paved floor, a central hearth, a cooking hole, a large number of cooking stones, a flint flake and sherds of pottery from a single bowl.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Visible.

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 5703 6523. Orthostatic walls 0.9m high enclose an area 4.4m in diameter. A well-defined entrance lies in the south side.

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

SDV260468Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1896. Third Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 28. Digital. 184-9.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130834.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
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: #123918 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3326Part of: Enclosed hut settlement south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV3979Related to: Agglomerate enclosure south-west of Legistor Warren (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 11:17AM