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HER Number:MDV25719
Name:Enclosure with two hut circles, Dockwell Ridge

Summary

Enclosure with two associated hut circles on Dockwell Ridge. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 638
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/417
  • 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.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3114-3115 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV161814.

Enclosure and two hut circles. Enclosure measures 25.0 meters (north-south) and 35.0 meters (east-west). The walls are in poor condition, surviving to approximately 0.5 meters in height in the northern half and just a few inches in the southern half. There is no obvious entrance. Other details: Sketch plan included.


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


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

An elongated pound measuring 25.0 meters (north-south) and 35.0 meters (east-west). The walls are low and fragmentary 0.5 meters high on the north side and barely traceable on the south. There is no clear entrance to the pound, which has two hut circles within it.


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

Enclosure with two incorporated hut circles visible on National Monuments Record 1976 and Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.


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

Enclosure F with hut circles 12 and 13; one on the north and the other on the south-east side of the pound, built into the wall. The latter also has an annex to the south. Other details: Map 57, 9.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

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.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3114-3115.
SDV161814Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85080 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV78970Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78971Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV5712Related to: Enclosure with hut circles on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV79004Related to: Hut circle near enclosures on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV13260Related to: Large, indistinct enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV25711Related to: Partial 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