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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 (9)

MDV8778Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (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)
MDV6574Hut Circle, Lowton West, Fernworthy Forest (Monument)
MDV6117Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV14884Square enclosure south-east of Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)