Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

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Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

Photo taken on 14-06-2014

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Grimspound Enclosed Settlement
OS Map: SX 70070 80840
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 78 SW 11
HER record: 8778
Megalithic Portal: 1344141065
Alternate name: Grimspound
Short Name: ES:Grimspound
DPD page: 127
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX70078084
Notes: Probabaly the best known enclosed settlement on Dartmoor, within walking distance of Warren House Inn. "Prehistoric enclosed settlement with a substantial granite surrounding wall, containing 24 hut circles, as well as several 'pens' built into the enclosure wall, positioned in a valley between Hookney Tor and Hameldon. First planned by A. C. Shillibeer in 1829, this site was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1894-5. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority". Extensive notes in the NMR record, see also coverage on Wikipedia and Legendary Dartmoor.
Nearby sites: SX70078084

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