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ID:SDV304174
Title:On the Hut Circles on the Eastern Side of Dartmoor
Originator:Ormerod, G. W.
Date:1864
Summary:Ormerod discussed possible purposes of Grimspound. Cites Polwhele, who asserts that the site was for ritual purposes, probably one of the principal temples of the Druids. Also cites Rowe, who considers it constructed as a fortified settlement, and refers to the outer wall as a rampart. Concludes that it was built as a pound for cattle for protection against wolves and bands of robbers.

Associated Monuments (25)

MDV7407Broad Barrow on Hamel Down (Monument)
MDV6207Bronze Age settlement at Frenchbeer Rock (Monument)
MDV6924Cairn on Cosdon (Cawsand) Hill (Monument)
MDV14874Enclosure with hut circle at Smith Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV8778Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (Monument)
MDV8768Hameldon Tor cairn (Monument)
MDV7011Hut circle 120 metres north-west of Higher Shilstone (Monument)
MDV6656Hut circle 340 metres north-west of Metherall, Fernworthy Reservoir (Monument)
MDV6655Hut circle 420 metres west-north-west of Metherall, Fernworthy Reservoir (Monument)
MDV132982Hut circle associated with enclosure at Smith Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6435Hut circle east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV6596Hut circle east of Bush Down, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6595Hut circle east of Bush Down, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6206Hut circle north-east of Thornworthy Lodge (Monument)
MDV7415Hut circle settlement at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV3354Hut circle settlement on Yellowmead Down east of Sheeps Tor (Monument)
MDV6574Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV3790Hut Settlement north of Stanlake, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV5857Possible pound, Ringhill (Monument)
MDV6928Ring cairn, Cosdon (Cawsand) Hill (Monument)
MDV6925Round cairn on Cosdon (Cawsand) Hill (Monument)
MDV6117Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV5896Settlement south of Longaford Tor (Monument)
MDV14884Square enclosure south-east of Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV6885Summit cairn, Cosdon (Cawsand) Hill (Monument)