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Multi-periodSite Name: Riders Rings
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Ivybridge / Buckfastleigh  Nearest Village: Didworthy / Higher Combe
Map Ref: SX6788964294
Latitude: 50.463552N  Longitude: 3.86272W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Riders Rings
Riders Rings submitted by davep : Riders Rings Enclosed Settlement - photo taken from a distance. It can be seen that the outer wall is comparable in size or even bigger than Grimspound. This photo was taken on 25/03/16. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Ancient Village or Settlement in Devon

The largest and most important pound in the Avon Valley. Situated on the eastern slope of Zeal Plains. It is best regarded as being two contiguous pounds, of which it would appear that the south west member was constructed first, while the north east member was added as a later extension. The two pounds together cover an area of over six acres and enclose some three dozen hut-circles. See also: NMR record SX 66 SE 2 (Monument No. 441742) and HER record 5767.

Update November 2019: This settlement is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Riders Rings Enclosed Settlement. In addition to the Pastscape and Devon and Dartmoor HER links given above, the site is also scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1002502 (Riders Rings (The Rings)).
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Riders Rings
Riders Rings submitted by davep : Riders Rings Enclosed Settlement photo taken 25/03/16 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX6864 : Tiny harebell near the Avon by Derek Harper
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SX6864 : Access road by jeff collins
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SX6864 : River Avon by jeff collins
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