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HER Number:MDV5716
Name:Enclosure with three hut circles, Dockwell Ridge

Summary

Large enclosure with three internal hut circles on Dockwell Ridge. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 686 637
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/43
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (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 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. Diameter of large enclosure is 85.0 meters by 59.0 meters, the smaller, 24.0 meters. The average diameter of hut circles is 5.0 meters.


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

This pound (G) has walls that are low and fragmentary 0.25 - 0.5 meters high covered with gorse and bilberry. It measures 85.0 meters (north-south), 59.0 meters (east-west) and contains three hut circles, all very low and indistinct; the two against the northern section of the pound wall are particularly indistinct. There is no clear entrance to this enclosure.


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

Enclosure with two elements each containing a hut circle attached to the internal wall, with an incorporated double hut circle between the elements. Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photograph.


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.
SDV145074Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Woolholes enclosed hut groups (Dockwell Ridge). South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.
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.
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: #95696 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV78987Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78988Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78989Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV25718Related to: Hut circle adjacent to southern enclosure, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78994Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV78997Related to: Hut circle near enclosures, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV26423Related to: Small enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2012 2:01PM