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Title:On the Hut Circles on the Eastern Side of Dartmoor
Originator:Ormerod, G. W.
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 (13)

MDV5857ENCLOSURE in the Parish of 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)
MDV6435Hut Circle east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV6655Hut Circle or Ring cairn 420 metres west-north-west of Metherall, Fernworthy Reservoir (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)
MDV6117Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV14884Square enclosure south-east of Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)