SP8201 : Grim's Ditch, near Speen

taken 12 years ago, near to Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Grim's Ditch, near Speen
Grim's Ditch, near Speen
This iron age earthwork is on three sides of an area around Speen and Hampden. Its origins and purpose are not clear. There are several "Grim's Ditches" in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. The National Trails webpage LinkExternal link about another Grim's Ditch by the Ridgeway says: "The Saxons named the devil Grim or Odin, and they used the term 'Grim's Ditch' for various linear earthworks, probably as a means of explaining the origins of features of which they had little understanding but for which they thought he must have been responsible".
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 June, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 829 012 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.2057N 0:48.1057W
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