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HER Number:MDV2910
Name:Enclosure on Cuckoo Ball, Ugborough


Enclosure 'B' (Butler) on Cuckoo Ball is sub-circular with a curved interior bank but no associated hut circles


Grid Reference:SX 660 582
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Roughly square prehistoric enclosure on Cuckoo Ball

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/21
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Enclosure shown as 'Hut Circles' on 19th century map with a curving internal division in the north-west corner.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1969, SX65NE3, SX65NE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV176904.

Enclosure within the newtake on Cuckoo Ball, 109 metres west of Lud Brook. Small, roughly circular shaped enclosure There is an entrance on eastern side from which a well defined track leads to the Lud Brook.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6658, 2/374 (Aerial Photograph). SDV160614.

Photograph taken on 20th March 1977.

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

Circular enclosure less than 0.1 hectares in area visible on 1977 aerial photograph.

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

Enclosure 'B' has slab facing which displays its prehistoric origin but the downhill contour wall 1.5 metres high and breached at the centre appears to have been rebuilt, perhaps to contain a reservoir. A curved bank crosses the interior but there are no traces of hut circles. A 'ditch' is shown running south-east from the eastern side of the enclosure.

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

Enclosure visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

'Enclosure' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160614Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6658. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/374.
SDV176904Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1969. SX65NE3. OSAD Card SX65NE3. Card Index. SX65NE3.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #125716 ]
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25005Related 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:May 22 2020 3:37PM