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HER Number:MDV78974
Name:Hut circle outside enclosure on Dockwell Ridge


Outlying hut circle with possible extension to the south-east adjacent to large enclosure bisected by a later corn ditch.


Grid Reference:SX 683 638
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

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Two meters outside the pound walls to the north-west is at least one hut circle. Robinson describes two circles at this location, one ‘unusually’ small (2.0 meters in diameter) and another adjoining the first closely to the north-west (5.0 meters in diameter).

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

Hut circle with an adjoining annex outside the enclosure. Other details: Map 57, 9.

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

Richards, A. F., 2010, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV346046.

It seems likely that Butler is correct in thinking this feature is one hut circle with an extension, or annex, rather than two individual features, as Robinson suggests. Therefore only one record has been created.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145074Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Woolholes enclosed hut groups (Dockwell Ridge). South Brent Parish Checklist. 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. 109-110.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #105780 ]
SDV346046Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2010. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV78973Related to: Hut circle in large enclosure, Dockwell Ridge (Monument)
MDV13260Related to: Large, indistinct enclosure on Dockwell Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2012 2:41PM