Rings is a multivallate hill fort dating from the Iron Age period
- 4th century BC to 1st century AD - early historians thought it
was Roman. It has well preserved triple banks and double ditches
but it may have started out with a single bank and ditch system.
This type of site is rare in lowland areas and as such is the best preserved
and most important in the Hampshire/Dorset basin. The east side which contained
the entrance was partly ploughed up in the mid 18th century and in the present
century two houses were built inside the west end near where the outer bank has
been lost along Sway Road.
New Forest District Council