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HER Number:MDV55277
Name:Storage structures built against enclosure wall, Grimspound


Series of storage caches built up against the inner face of the enclosure wall at Grimspound. These structures are likely to be post-Medieval in date. Located within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.


Grid Reference:SX 700 808
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/49/28
  • Old SAM Ref: 22212

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STRUCTURE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1953, SX78SW11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV304167.

Pattison, P., 1991, A Survey of Grimspound, Manaton Parish, Devon, 8-9 (Report - Survey). SDV304224.

Parts of five walled pens were recorded, built up against the western wall of the enclosure. When complete, these may have formed a series or irregular, semi-circular enclosures. The remains are defined by low banks, averaging 1.8 meters in width and 0.5 meters high, composed of small of medium-sized stones and earth. Construction-wise, they are very different to the hut circles and enclosure wall, and are likely to be more recent constructions. The function of these pens is not known but they could have been used for enclosing animals.

Gerrard, S., 1995, 140322 (Site Visit). SDV321021.

Post Medieval cache built against the inner face of the south-west circuit of the prehistoric enclosure wall at grimspound. Cache survives as a 1.5 meter wide and 0.4 meter high dry stone wall on three sides, the fourth side being formed by the enclosure wall. Interior of structure is rectangular in shape; 1.3 meters by 1.2 meters. The size of the structure suggests that it was probably used for storage purposes rather than as a shelter. Other details: MPP/140323 11/1/1995.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304167Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1953. SX78SW11.
SDV304224Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1991. A Survey of Grimspound, Manaton Parish, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8-9.
SDV321021Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1995. 140322. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..

Associated Monuments

MDV8778Part of: Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2010 2:58PM