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HER Number:MDV5712
Name:Enclosure with hut circles on Dockwell Ridge

Summary

Prehistoric enclosure with at least two internal hut circles on Dockwell Ridge. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

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/40
  • 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, 2278-2277 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV145071.

Enclosure 1 and two hut circles. Enclosure is fragmentary, with a probable entrance to the south.


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


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

Roughly circular pound with low walls covered with bilberry about 0.5 meters and 3.0 meters wide. It contains four definite hut circles, three of which are built against the pound wall, and a fifth which is very doubtful, and more closely resembles a rectangular court, against the pound wall next to hut circle one. Other details: Wooksheets with plan.


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

Circular enclosure with two visible hut circles, one incorporated in and one attached to the enclosure wall. Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force and 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photograph neither of which show the enclosure very clearly.


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

Enclosure with two hut circles identified, in rather poor condition. The walls survive in most places to less than a meter in height and are turf-covered, with ill-defined entrances. 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). 2278-2277.
SDV145071Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95684 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV78966Parent of: Hut circle in enclosure, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78967Parent of: Hut circle in enclosure, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV25719Related to: Enclosure with two hut circles, 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