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Submitted by thecaptain on Thursday, 27 July 2006  Page Views: 6135

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Grim’s Grave Alternative Name: Langcombe Brook cairn 3; Grinsell Shaugh Prior 13; Turner D20; Dixon 14
Country: England County: Devon Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Princetown  Nearest Village: Princetown
Map Ref: SX61246642
Latitude: 50.481123N  Longitude: 3.957133W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
2 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by thecaptain : Grim’s Grave is a 5 metre diameter cairn, surrounded by 9 large upright slabs making a full circle, some of which are over a metre in height. In the centre is a large rectangular kist, about 1.5 by 1 metre, and almost 1 metre deep. (Vote or comment on this photo)
What a lovely find Grim’s Grave is, miles from anywhere across the middle of Southern Dartmoor, and well worth a visit.

This is a 5 metre diameter cairn, surrounded by 9 large upright slabs making a full circle, some of which are over a metre in height. In the centre is a large rectangular kist, about 1.5 by 1 metre, and almost 1 metre deep, which makes it much bigger than many I have previously seen on the moor.

The kist was covered using two capstones, one of which is now broken and fallen into the kist, the other laying part buried at the southern edge of the cairn.

This cairn can be considered as one of the Langcombe Brook cairns, but having been given its own name, I have added it here in its own right too.

Update October 2019: This ring cairn and cist is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist and their Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists.

The site is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 441653 and as MDV5083 (Cairn in the parish of Shaugh Prior) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER.

This site is also scheduled as Historic England List ID 1018591 (Grim's Grave cairn with a cist, Langcombe).
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Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : The wonderful Grim’s Grave. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by thecaptain : What a lovely find Grim’s Grave is, miles from anywhere across the middle of Southern Dartmoor, and well worth a visit. (3 comments - Vote or comment on this photo)

Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by thecaptain : Grim’s Grave can be found miles from anywhere across the middle of Southern Dartmoor, and is well worth a visit. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave with its deep cist. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave.

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave, A close up of the cist.

Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave. Pretty much how it was built, Only the capstone and some cairn material have disappeared.

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave.

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave in it's landscape.

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave.

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave cist.

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave.

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Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave, This Grim fella had a few burial sites! (2 comments)

Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : Grim’s Grave, The twin of the Trewortha Kerb cairn and cist on Bodmin moor.

Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by Bladup : It's not grim at Grim’s Grave.

Grim’s Grave
Grim’s Grave submitted by thecaptain : What a lovely find this is, miles from anywhere across the middle of Southern Dartmoor, and well worth a visit. This cairn is surrounded by 9 large upright slabs making a full circle, some of which are over a metre in height. In the centre is a large rectangular kist, about 1.5 by 1 metre, and almost 1 metre deep

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 108m S 173° Langcombe Brook 4* Cairn (SX6125166313)
 120m S 174° Langcombe South* Cairn (SX61256630)
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 389m NW 318° Deadman's Bottom E* Cairn (SX6098466714)
 417m NW 316° Deadman's Bottom D Cairn (SX60966673)
 561m N 354° Deadman's Bottom F* Cairn (SX61206698)
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 807m NW 318° Deadman's Bottom Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX60716703)
 992m WNW 299° Langcombe Brook 7* Cist (SX60386692)
 1.1km NW 308° Plym Steps* Cairn (SX60426710)
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 1.7km WSW 247° Hentor Warren* Cairn (SX5963265777)
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 1.8km W 279° Giant's Hill West* Cist (SX59446675)
 1.9km W 265° Shavercombe Pound Ancient Village or Settlement (SX59366629)
 1.9km W 277° Giant's hill cairn* Cairn (SX59316670)
 2.0km WSW 250° Hentor Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX5937265801)
 2.0km WNW 291° Drizzlecombe Cairn 18* Cairn (SX5937667182)
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Re: Grim’s Grave by davep on Friday, 09 December 2016
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For coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks see Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist. The HER record is MDV5083.

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Re: Grim’s Grave by coldrum on Sunday, 04 October 2009
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Pastscape site record:

http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=441653
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