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HER Number:MDV25005
Name:Enclosure on Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough


Enclosure 'C' (Butler) at Cuckoo Ball visible on aerial photograph


Grid Reference:SX 660 580
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric field system, comprising reaves and an enclosure on Cuckoo Ball

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE76
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441250
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 1140-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946).

Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1974 -1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV161354.

Within the field system on Cuckoo Ball there is a lateral reave to the west off the north-south reave. On the north side of this reave, near the north-south reave is an enclosure. Only the north wall stands, not more than 300 millimetres high. The enclosure appears to have been about 12 metres diameter. Its south side merges with the lateral reave.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Northern part of enclosure visible on arial photograph merging with a field boundary.

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

Little remains of Enclosure 'C' at Cuckoo Ball. It is bisected by a bank and ditch. Uphill the enclosure wall is still a sizeable step but no trace of any associated huts could be found.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1140-1. [Mapped feature: #84907 ]
SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1974 -1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV2885Related to: Cuckoo Ball prehistoric chambered cairn, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3067Related to: Cuckoo Ball prehistoric field system (Monument)
MDV2910Related to: Enclosure on Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV103643Related to: Enclosure with hut circles west of Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV128317Related to: Hut circle within enclosure to west of Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2021 3:39PM