Grims Grave

A rather horrible sounding spot if ever there was one. This bronze age burial chamber sits beside Langcombe Brook in a pretty remote part of the south moor. It’s name, like that of Grimspound, is derived from the name grim or the devil. This association comes from the fact that those in Saxon England saw any prehistoric work to be evil and thus the work of the devil. This burial chamber consists of a circle of nine stones and inside that the burial chamber, and is one of a number of similar cairns along the Langcombe Brook. One story from the grave was that in the 1970s it was a meeting place for a group of ‘witches’ from Plymouth. The local members of the army got wind of this and visited them, watching from nearby they allowed the group to dance around a fire, before throwing a couple of thunder flashes into the fire terrifying the women who probably believed the devil himself was on his way!!



Grim Grave and Langcombe Head behind


The burial chamber


Grim’s Grave, the crossing point of the Langcombe Brook is behind