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HER Number:MDV26423
Name:Small enclosure on Dockwell Ridge

Summary

Roughly circular enclosure with no internal hut circles, although surrounded by seven freestanding hut circles and adjacent to larger enclosure with three internal circles to the south-east. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 685 637
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 the western slopes of Dockwell Ridge consisting of two enclosures and ten hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/410
  • 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, SX66SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV145083.

Enclosure and ten hut circles on Dockwell Ridge. These enclosures and hut circles are so vague and fragmentary that it is not possible to locate them on the ground with any degree of accuracy walling of turf and heather covered stones. Other details: Sketch plan included.


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


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV160079.

Two enclosures and ten hut circles. Dimensions given. The small enclosure is surrounded by eight hut circles and two possible hut circles at SX68576370, SX68556373, SX68546377, SX68576376, SX68586378, SX68596374, SX68616373, SX68616377, SX68616380, SX68626377.


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

Pound H is roughly circular, measuring 24.0 meters in diameter with very low and fragmentary walls; the height being 0.5 meters on the downhill side and merely a drop in levels on the uphill side. No hut circles within this enclosure and no clear entrance.


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

Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force and 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photographs.


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.
SDV145083Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3114-3115.
SDV160079Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE7. 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.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85295 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5716Related to: Enclosure with three hut circles, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78994Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78997Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78998Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV79000Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV79001Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV79002Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2012 2:01PM