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HER Number:MDV103643
Name:Enclosure with hut circles west of Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough


Poorly preserved prehistoric hut circle settlement west of the newtake at Cuckoo Ball, comprising the fragmentary remains of an originally circular Enclosure 'A' (Butler) with two hut circles.


Grid Reference:SX 658 581
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the early 20th century China Clay works at Redlake Mine and the associated railway, as well as prehistoric remains on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

The western section of the enclosure and the northern hut circle is faintly visible, when compared to Butler's plan.
Map object based on this source.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 23, Map 53, Figure 53.6 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure 'A' at Cuckoo Ball with hut circle is outside the newtake and is very poorly preserved. It was probable originally circular but the section nearest the newtake has gone completely and large gaps have appeared around the rest of the circuit. Further damage was caused when the leat was cut through the centre destroying half of a hut on the eastern side of the enclosure. One hut remains to the north-west of the circuit.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

The northern hut circle is visible on the aerial photography, although the remains of the enclosure are less clear.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 23, Map 53, Figure 53.6.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63148 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV128317Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure to west of Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3067Related to: Cuckoo Ball prehistoric field system (Monument)
MDV25005Related to: Enclosure on Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2910Related to: Enclosure on Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3069Related to: Leat on Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 22 2020 2:05PM