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HER Number:MDV25711
Name:Partial enclosure on Dockwell Ridge


Enclosure cut by or cutting larger circular enclosure on Dockwell Ride. One associated hut circle lies of the perimeter of the enclosure to the north-west.


Grid Reference:SX 684 639
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age settlement on Dockwell Ridge, comprising enclosures with associated hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/406
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2277-2278 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6863/2, 60-62 (Aerial Photograph). SDV145076.

Robinson, R., 1978, Woolholes enclosed hut groups (Dockwell Ridge) (Worksheet). SDV145074.

This pound measures 50.0 meters east-west and 47.0 meters north-south and has low (0.5 meters high maximum), fragmentary walls. It is best preserved on the east and south sides but is generally rather overgrown.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Enclosure cut by or cutting enclosure SX66SE/127 (PRN 13260). One associated hut circle which the National Monuments Record 1976 and Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs suggest might lie outside the enclosure.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 109-110 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosure B appears to have been added later than enclosure A (PRN 13260) and includes a single hut circle on the perimeter which has a clear entrance on the south-east, leading into the interior of the enclosure. Other details: Map 57, 9.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2277-2278.
SDV145074Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Woolholes enclosed hut groups (Dockwell Ridge). South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV145076Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6863/2. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 60-62.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. 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. 109-110.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85077 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV78984Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV5712Related to: Enclosure with hut circles on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV25719Related to: Enclosure with two hut circles, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV13260Related to: Large, indistinct enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV5714Related to: Small enclosure with hut circle, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV5713Related to: Small enclosure with hut circles on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2012 2:40PM