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Multi-periodSite Name: Erme Pound
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Ivybridge  Nearest Village: Harford
Map Ref: SX6375965651
Latitude: 50.474803N  Longitude: 3.92137W
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:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 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

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Erme Pound
Erme Pound submitted by thecaptain : Erme Pound settlement seen from the other side of the river Erme valley. The external walls are clear, with many hut circles within less so. (Vote or comment on this photo)
This is an excellently preserved ancient village on the eastern flanks of the upper Erme valley, one of the largest on Dartmoor, with superb walls around the outside, with at least one entry into it, from near the stream at the north.

Within are several hut circles clearly to be seen, one or two with remains of doorways, and at least one with an external extra room.

This bronze age village deserves more time to explore than I had here, which was not long.

Update September 2019: This pound is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Erme Pound and the Upper Erme Row & Cairn Circle.

The pound is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 441626 and has a record on the Devon and Dartmoor HER - see MDV5110 (Erme Pound, Harford).

This monument is also scheduled as Histric England List ID 1002604 (Hut circles in Erme Pound E of River Erme).
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Erme Pound
Erme Pound submitted by Bladup : One of the only remaining prehistoric houses at Erme Pound (Vote or comment on this photo)

Erme Pound
Erme Pound submitted by graemefield : Erme Pound taken from the ridge by Stall moor stone row in Junne 2016. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Erme Pound
Erme Pound submitted by thecaptain : The external walling of the Erme Pound settlement. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Erme Pound
Erme Pound submitted by thecaptain : The faint remains of one of the hut circles within the Erme Pound settlement. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX6365 : Derelict Enclosure Walls at Erme Pound by Tony Atkin
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