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Grimspound Bronze Age Settlement


Grimspound is a late Bronze Age settlement enclosed by a huge stone wall. The inhabitants were probably cattle farmers and the hut circles are the remains of their homes and pens for the cattle. It is not clear if the outer wall was for defence purposes or to keep the cattle enclosed.

The name Grimspound is most probably derived from the Anglo Saxon god of war Grim, also a derivation of Odin. It is likely that the Saxons thought the enclosure had been created by their god to enclose his cattle, this folklore remained later as the place name. Grim is also later associated with the Devil and goblins.

Directions:
Off a minor road from the B3212 leading to Widecombe in the Moor.


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