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Mediæval 1066 to 1540

Usually associated with areas of common grazing, a pound is a place where stray animals (ie animals owned by persons who did not enjoy rights to the common) could be penned in until reclaimed. Pounds were often circular in shape and constructed of strong stock-proof stone walls

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King Arthur's Hall

The monument consists of fifty-six stones which originally stood upright forming the internal face of a steep sided rectangular bank. The date and purpose of the site remain obscure. The first reference to it is in a document dated 1584, at which time it had already enjoyed a long association with King Arthur who was reputed to have frequented the site, and hence gave his name both to the site itself and the area of moorland in which it lies.