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HER Number:MDV13630
Name:Part of the hillfort on Brent Hill, South Brent


Outlying earthwork to the south-west of the Prehistoric hillfort on Brent Hill consisting of a 45 metre long bank and ditch


Grid Reference:SX 701 614
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX76SW60
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1572783
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/27/1
  • Pastscape: 1572783

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

Silvester, R. J., 1979, Earthwork on Brent Hill, Sketch Survey (Report - Survey). SDV174560.

Sketch survey at 1:2500.

Robinson, R., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent (Report - non-specific). SDV150007.

Listed on South Brent parish checklist.

Timms, S., 1982, Brent Hill Hillfort (Personal Comment). SDV164638.

Site visited on 17th September 1982. Outlying earthwork on Brent Hill. Bank and ditch runs north-north-west to south-south-east across the circa 200 metre contour to the south-west of main earthworks on Brent Hill. The feature is circa 50 metres in length with ditch on south-west side. Bank rises 1.9 metres above ditch bottom. Earthwork lies in field which was improved in 1979 and was not included in area scheduled in November 1979. Information based on survey.

Bennett, R., 2009, Airborne Remote Sensing Analysis - Brent Hill, Appendix 3, Page 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359640.

Potential short raised bank feature obscured by a line of gorse bushes.

Environment Agency, 2011, LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution) (Cartographic). SDV348634.

Feature faintly visible.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 23/03/2021 (Website). SDV364039.

Outlying earthwork on Brent Hill to the south-west of the hillfort (citing Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeolgy 8, 1980, 21).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150007Report - non-specific: Robinson, R.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for South Brent. DAS/DCRA Publication. 8. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV164638Personal Comment: Timms, S.. 1982. Brent Hill Hillfort.
SDV174560Report - Survey: Silvester, R. J.. 1979. Earthwork on Brent Hill. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. Sketch Survey.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV348634Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2011. LIDAR data JPEG images (2 metre resolution). Digital.
SDV359640Report - Survey: Bennett, R.. 2009. Airborne Remote Sensing Analysis - Brent Hill. Appendix 3, Page 19. [Mapped feature: #80969 ]
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 23/03/2021.

Associated Monuments

MDV7957Part of: Hillfort on Brent Hill, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2021 12:42PM