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HER Number:MDV5714
Name:Small enclosure with hut circle, Dockwell Ridge


Small, roughly circular enclosure on Dockwell Ridge with one associated hut circle. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 685 638
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/42
  • 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, SX66SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV145028.

Enclosure containing one hut circle consisting of turf-covered walls approximately 0.5 meters high. The enclosure measures 34.0 meters (north-south) and 27.0 meters (east-west) and has no visible entrance.

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 enclosure with one internal hut circle measuring about 25.0 meters in diameter. The walls are low and fragmentary and the whole area densely overgrown with bracken and bilberry. There is one hut circle against the south wall, with a faint hut platform.

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

Enclosure with one hut circle incorporated into the wall. Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force and National Monuments Record 1976 aerial photographs.

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

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.
SDV145028Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE6. 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.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3114-3115.
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: #95688 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV78969Parent of: Hut circle in small 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)
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)
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