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Dartmoor Site: Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

Photo taken on 14-06-2014

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Grimspound Enclosed Settlement
OS Map: SX 70073 80909
OS Source: Constructed
HER: MDV8778
Megalithic Portal: 1344141065
Alternate name: Grimspound
Short Name: ES Grimspound
DPD page: 127
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 70073 80909
Nearest Bus Stop: Warren House Inn (2.6 km) [Route: 171]
Nearby sites: SX 70073 80909


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.


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