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HER Number:MDV50680
Name:Hut within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor

Summary

One of 13 hut circles within a field system on the lower south and south-west flanks of Legis Tor. This disturbed hut measures 3.5m in diameter (internal) with walls 1.0m wide and 0.3m high. Gerrard (1993) and orthers have suggested that as this hut lies midway between two other buildings which may be of Neolithic date, it may therefore belong to this period.

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/4/28
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289
  • Pastscape: 438698

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130844 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 (SX 56966520) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope, and of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior measures 4m in diameter and is defined by a 1.4m wide wall standing up to 0.4m high. This hut lies midway between two other buildings which may be of Neolithic date, and it is therefore possible that this hut belongs to this period.

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 5695 6520. A disturbed hut 3.5m in diameter with walls 1.0m wide and 0.3m high.

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 130844.
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: #123903 ]

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 11:24AM