Alfred Pope, “Some dew-ponds in Dorset”

Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, 33, 22–33 + 4 plates (1912)

Alfred Pope was a well-known antiquary and a former president of the Dorset Field Club. His paper on Dorset dew-ponds is republished here to accompany the book Neolithic Dew-ponds and Cattle-ways by Arthur and George Hubbard. Pope refers to that book several times and does not always agree with its conclusions; he questions whether so-called “dew-ponds” are really fed by dew.

The article includes four unnumbered pages with photos of ponds. It is not easy to match all of these with the ponds descibed in the text.

The digitized version contains the following Web pages:

Main text
First page (decorative printing)
Dew-pond on Burton Down
Greenhill Pond, Puddletown Heath
Drip-pond on Wolverton Down
Mist-pond on Charminster Down