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HER Number:MDV5762
Name:Alleged enclosure; may refer to MDV25715


Possible enclosure recorded from aerial images in 1971. No trace of this feature could be identified on the ground by the Ordnance Survey (1979) or Robinson (1980) during visit for the parish checklist.


Grid Reference:SX 695 638
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE69
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441974
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/68

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE? (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3112-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Visible on 1948 RAF air photographs.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

(1980) No trace of enclosure could be seen on the ground.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX66SE69 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV178267.

(July 1971) A prehistoric pound at approximately SX 695638 on the open common south west of Dockwell Farm. It may be clearly seen from the road on the hilltop south of Gidley Bridge (citing Lady Sayer comment, 1971).
(26/07/1979) The air photographs show centred at SX 69506383, a sub-circular enclosure, measuring approximately 45.0m in diameter, situated on a slight eastern slope at 297.0m OD. The area is moorland pasture but no trace of the enclosure can be seen on the ground. It seem probable that under suitable conditions Lady Sayer saw the cropmark, 1Km from the road.

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

Not visible on 1948 RAF aerial photographs utilised in the project.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. [Mapped feature: #36567 ]
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3112-3.
SDV178267Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX66SE69. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV25715Related to: Rectangular enclosure 390 metres north-west of Dockwell Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 11 2022 2:26PM