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HER Number:MDV79011
Name:South-eastern enclosure at settlement 190 meters south of Rider's Rings, South Brent

Summary

Eastern of two adjoining prehistoric enclosures, with two associated hut circles south of Rider's Rings. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 639
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 consisting of three enclosures with associated hut circles south of the Rider’s Rings settlement on Zeal Plain, South Brent

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE9
  • Pastscape: 441764
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV320981.

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2279 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3114-3115 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Robinson, R., 1978, Settlement south of Rider's Rings (Worksheet). SDV145620.

The eastern of two adjoining enclosures with associated hut circles. The enclosure walls are more slight than usual; measuring only 1.0 meter wide and 0.25 meters high. Three huts are integral to the pair of enclosures.

National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112, 1248-1249 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on Royal Air Force 1946 and National Monuments Record 1982 aerial photographs. The associated fields seen by the Ordnance Survey are not visible on aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 143, Map 57, Figure 57.13 (Monograph). SDV337765.

South-eastern of four enclosures at 'Zeal Hill East'. This enclosure is a long oval with two hut circles on the north-western boundary with the enclosure to the west.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

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

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

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

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441764, SX66SE9 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 18th July 1977. At SX 67756400 situated on the east-facing slopes of Zeal Plains at 340-350 metres OD are two contiguous enclosures with three huts incorporated in the walling. The enclosure walls are low (0.3 metres) consisting of turf-covered stones with an average thickness of 1.4 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2279.
SDV145620Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Settlement south of Rider's Rings. South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3114-3115.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume.
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. 143, Map 57, Figure 57.13.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1248-1249.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128120 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441764, SX66SE9.

Associated Monuments

MDV79012Parent of: Hut circle within eastern enclosure south of Rider's Rings, South Brent (Monument)
MDV79013Parent of: Hut circle within eastern enclosure south of Rider's Rings, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5775Related to: Enclosure within settlement 175 meters south of Rider's Rings, South Brent (Monument)
MDV26430Related to: Hut circle east of enclosures south of Rider's Rings, South Brent (Monument)
MDV26431Related to: norther enclosure within prehistoric settlement south of Rider's Rings, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 30 2020 11:52AM