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HER Number:MDV19116
Name:Wall at 'Rider's Rings' prehistoric settlement, South Brent

Summary

Wall at 'Rider's Ring' prehistoric settlement dividing the two enclosures. The wall has six pens or courts along the north side and a further three on the south side

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 643
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/73/1
  • Pastscape: 441743

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Wall dividing the two enclosures at 'The Rings' with courts or pens on both sides shown on 19th century map.

Worth, R. H., 1935, Dartmoor Exploration Committee, Twelfth Report, 115-9, Figures 1-2 (Article in Serial). SDV259660.

The 'courts' at Riders Ring. The marked features of the enclosure, and directly associated with the hut circles. Stone walled enclosures built against the inner face of the north-east enclosure's walls, particularly on the north and west sides. A trench was excavated across one of these (Y) in 1930 (sx67956447), which revealed 'undisturbed natural ground'. Interpreted as cattle compounds or garden plots.

Worth, R. H., 1971, Worth's Dartmoor, 149, 157. Figures 40-42, Plan (Monograph). SDV337619.

Robinson, 1978, Rider's Rings, Sketch Plan (Worksheet). SDV176574.

Site visited in May 1978. Full measurements on worksheet. Seven courts recognised in the southern enclosure, two of which are strictly outside the pound wall. 18 courts occur in the northern enclosure, and one free-standing example. Excavated court is no.17 in northern enclosure.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 144-5, Map 57, Figure 57.14 (Monograph). SDV337765.

The wall dividing the two enclosures at 'Rider's Rings' has a series of animal pens 'Q' to 'U' entered from the north side which took the place of the dividing wall leaving a gap between pens 'A' and 'Q' for communication.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Wall shown on modern mapping as the north-east wall of the southern enclosure with pens or courts on both sides.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1002502 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

The sub-rectangular courts were pens for stock or cultivation plots. A row of 4 or 5 of these walled courts divides the settlement into two pounds. A typical court measures 13 - 14 metres.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441743, SX66SE2 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 4th May 1950. One of the courts at SX67956440 has disappeared.
Field Investigation on 18th July 1977. A total of 24 yards recognised, most of which are confined to the northern enclosure. All but one of the yards is adjacent to the enclosure wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176574Worksheet: Robinson. 1978. Rider's Rings. Sketch Plan.
SDV259660Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1935. Dartmoor Exploration Committee, Twelfth Report. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 67. Photocopy. 115-9, Figures 1-2.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337619Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1971. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 149, 157. Figures 40-42, Plan.
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. 144-5, Map 57, Figure 57.14.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127607 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1002502.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441743, SX66SE2.

Associated Monuments

MDV5767Part of: Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV19117Related to: Hut circle '1' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129360Related to: Hut circle '10' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129361Related to: Hut circle '11' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129362Related to: Hut circle '12' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129363Related to: Hut circle '13' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129364Related to: Hut circle '14' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129365Related to: Hut circle '15' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129366Related to: Hut circle '16' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV19118Related to: Hut circle '17' in northern enclosure at 'Rider's Rings', South Brent (Monument)
MDV19119Related to: Hut circle '18' in the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129367Related to: Hut circle '19' in the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129352Related to: Hut circle '2' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129368Related to: Hut circle '20' in the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129369Related to: Hut circle '21' in the central part of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129370Related to: Hut circle '22' in the central part of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129371Related to: Hut circle '23' in the northern part of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129372Related to: Hut circle '24' in the northern part of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129373Related to: Hut circle '25' in the northern part of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129374Related to: Hut circle '26' in the northern part of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129353Related to: Hut circle '3' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129354Related to: Hut circle '4' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129355Related to: Hut circle '5' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129356Related to: Hut circle '6' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129357Related to: Hut circle '7' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129358Related to: Hut circle '8' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129359Related to: Hut circle '9' in the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129375Related to: Pen 'A' in the south-west corner of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129376Related to: Pen 'B' in the south-west of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129377Related to: Pen 'C' on the west side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129399Related to: Pen 'D' on the western boundary of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129378Related to: Pen 'E' in the west side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129379Related to: Pen 'F' on the west side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129380Related to: Pen 'G' on the southern side of the entrance to the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129381Related to: Pen 'H' on the northern side of the entrance to the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129382Related to: Pen 'I' on the northern side of the entrance to the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129383Related to: Pen 'J' on the north-west side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129384Related to: Pen 'K' isolated on the north side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV19120Related to: Pen 'L' within the northern enclosure at 'Rider's Rings', South Brent (Monument)
MDV129385Related to: Pen 'M' isolated on the east side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129386Related to: Pen 'N' the northern of three pens on the east side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129387Related to: Pen 'O' the central of three pens on the east side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129388Related to: Pen 'P' the southern of three pens on the east side of the northern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129389Related to: Pen 'Q' on the north side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129390Related to: Pen 'R' on the north side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129391Related to: Pen 'S' on the north side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129392Related to: Pen 'T' on the north side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129393Related to: Pen 'U' on the north side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129394Related to: Pen 'V' on the south side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129395Related to: Pen 'W' on the south side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129396Related to: Pen 'X' on the south side of the dividing wall at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129397Related to: Pen 'Y' on the south-east side of the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129398Related to: Pen 'Z' on the eastern boundary of the southern enclosure at Rider's Rings settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV19121Related to: Structure at 'Rider's Rings' settlement, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 27 2020 1:25PM