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Multi-periodSite Name: Legis Tor Enclosures
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Plymouth  Nearest Village: Lee Moor
Map Ref: SX572653
Latitude: 50.470086N  Longitude: 4.013611W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
4

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Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by TheCaptain : One of the Legis Tor hut circles (Vote or comment on this photo)
On the southern slopes of Legis Tor, on the northen banks of the River Plym, are the remains of a substantial settlement, consisting of 4 main enclosures with almost 50 hut circles identified either in or between the encolsures.

Update November 2019: This settlement is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Legis Pound and the Legis Tor Settlements.

The site(s) are also recorded as Pastscape Monument NO. 438698, as MDV3979 (Enclosed hut circle settlement at Legistor Warren), and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1019876 (Prehistoric settlement, three round cairns and a post-medieval rabbit warren at Legis Tor).
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Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by TheCaptain : One of the Legis Tor hut circles (Vote or comment on this photo)

Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by theCaptain : Some of the central and eastern enclosures of the Legis Tor settlement (Vote or comment on this photo)

Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by theCaptain : Some of the central enclosures of the Legis Tor settlement (Vote or comment on this photo)

Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by theCaptain : Some of the western and central enclosures of the Legis Tor settlement (Vote or comment on this photo)

Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by theCaptain : Some of the western enclosures of the Legis Tor settlement

Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by TheCaptain : The current occupants at Legis Tor

Legis Tor Enclosures
Legis Tor Enclosures submitted by TheCaptain : A Legis Tor hut circles

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 261m NE 45° Legis Tor Cairns* Cist (SX57396548)
 376m NE 49° Legis Tor East* Cairn (SX57496554)
 409m ENE 64° Legis Tor Ossuary* Cist (SX5757365470)
 532m S 184° Trowlesworthy Warren Cairn (SX57156477)
 666m WNW 285° Ringmoor Down Cairn 1* Cairn (SX56566549)
 669m WSW 242° Shadyback Tor settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX566650)
 755m WNW 283° Brisworthy* Stone Circle (SX5646765489)
 762m NW 306° Ringmoor Down Cairn 2* Cairn (SX56596576)
 800m SSE 160° Trowlesworthy Tor north settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5745064540)
 901m SSE 159° Trowlesworthy Tor settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57506445)
 941m WNW 301° Ringmoor Down* Barrow Cemetery (SX56406580)
 986m E 96° Willing Walls Warren Ring Cairn Ring Cairn (SX58186517)
 1.0km WNW 299° Ringmoor Down stone circle* Stone Circle (SX56336581)
 1.0km E 94° Willing Walls Reave Ring Cairn (SX58226520)
 1.1km E 92° Willing Walls Warren Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX5826665227)
 1.1km E 86° Lee Moor (Willings Walls) Cist* Cist (SX58286534)
 1.2km NW 316° Ringmoor Down Stone Row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX56416617)
 1.2km WNW 300° Ringmoor Down Cairn 3* Cairn (SX5615465937)
 1.2km W 262° Brisworthy Cup Stone* Rock Art (SX55986516)
 1.2km ENE 70° Ditsworthy Circle* Cairn (SX58376570)
 1.3km WNW 297° Ringmoor Down Cairn 4* Ring Cairn (SX5610265907)
 1.4km SSE 167° Trowlesworthy West row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57466397)
 1.4km SSE 164° Trowlesworthy West circle* Stone Circle (SX57556398)
 1.4km S 169° Trowlesworthy West enclosure* Ring Cairn (SX57436394)
 1.4km SSE 160° Trowlesworthy East circle* Stone Circle (SX57656398)
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