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HER Number:MDV19119
Name:Hut circle in Rider's Rings, South Brent


Hut circle against the northern wall of the northern enclosure to the east of the entrance.


Grid Reference:SX 679 644
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/73/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1935, Dartmoor Exploration Committee, Twelfth Report, 118, (Article in Serial). SDV259660.

Hut 2. 24 feet internal diameter. Excavations in 1930 produced charcoal, cooking stones, flint chips, pottery fragments ('of usual Dartmoor type') and a broken whetstone of red grit. The entrance was to the south-east and defined by a stone step. Four feet within the hut was a granite slab on edge, leaning inwards. Against this had been the fireplace, represented by a shallow pit filled with charcoal and ash. Whetstone illustrated. Map object based on this source.

Worth, R. H., 1971, Worth's Dartmoor, 115-116,149, Fig. 24, Pl.27a. (Monograph). SDV337619.

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

Hut circle visible against the northern wall of the enclosure, to east of entrance.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Map object based on this source.

Griffiths, D. M., Unknown, Riders Rings (Personal Comment). SDV357764.

suggested that the ridge of stone mentioned by Robinson may be the spoil heap from the 1930 excavation.

Robinson, R., Unknown, Unknown (Worksheet). SDV175793.

Site visit May 1978. Identified by Robinson as Court 16, north enclosure. 8 metres by 6 metres with long axis at right angles to pound wall. In the interior is a low ridge of stone about 0.3 metres high and 0.3 metres wide, composed of single stones running parallel to the south-west wall about 2 metres from it. Sketch plan on worksheet.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV175793Worksheet: Robinson, R.. Unknown. Unknown. Worksheet.
SDV259660Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1935. Dartmoor Exploration Committee, Twelfth Report. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 67. Photocopy. 118,.
SDV337619Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1971. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 115-116,149, Fig. 24, Pl.27a..
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV357764Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. Unknown. Riders Rings.

Associated Monuments

MDV5767Part of: Rider's Rings, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2015 10:40AM