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HER Number:MDV50676
Name:Hut within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor

Summary

A disturbed hut 5.3m across with walls 1.5m wide and 0.5m high. This hut may have been excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1895 thus accounting for the irregular interior (2005 survey). Gerrard (1993) records a doorway facing south-south-west, lined with slabs on the west side of the passageway and partly blocked with loose rubble.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 652
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE69
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/4/24
  • 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 130840 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 56996526) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5m in diameter and is defined by a 2m wide wall standing up to 0.9m high. The doorway faces south-south-west, is lined with slabs on the west side of the passageway and is partly blocked with loose rubble.
This hut was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1895, and this work revealed a paved floor extending over the southern half of the hut, a flint nodule and a crushed bowl found in a pit.

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 5700 6526. A disturbed hut 5.3m across with walls 1.5m wide and 0.5m high. This hut may have been excavated thus accounting for the irregular interior.

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

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 130840.
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: #123922 ]

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 11:42AM