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Useful Articles on Dartmoor

The listing that follows is from a database being compiled during research for this website. The listing is a bit eclectic and will expand over time, it is initially biased towards early articles from the pioneers of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee because they are readily available online through the Internet Archive and they are of historic interest. Many of these articles are from the Transactions and Reports of the Devonshire Association (T.D.A.), the Devonshire Association provide a listing of the volumes currently available online on their website, see Devonshire Association.

A very comprehensive listing of very early, mostly nineteenth century, articles on Dartmoor can be found in J. Brooking Rowe's Third edition of Samuel Rowe's A Perambulation of the Antient and Royal Forest of Dartmoor, see Chapter XX. Dartmoor Literature. In 1905 in T.D.A Vol 31 Arthur Prowse produced An Index of References to Dartmoor and its Borders Contained in the "Transactions," Vols. I to XXX

There is a wealth of interesting information in the Barrow Committee Reports. There were sixty-nine Barrow Committee reports between 1879 and 1950 and these appear in T.D.A Vols 11-82 (excluding 25-27). These are mostly not included in the listings below but the Twenty-first Report by R.H. Worth, see below, contains useful tables that index all of the previous twenty reports. The 1978 article Dartmoor Barrows by L.V. Grinsell, see listing below, builds on the work of R.H. Worth and the Barrow Committee and has comprehensive tables with a bibliography.

A useful resource for searching for general articles relating to archaeology is the British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography.

T.D.A. = Transactions & Reports of the Devonshire Association
D.A.S.P. = Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings

Anderson, I. K. (Rev.), Eleventh Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 38 pp.101-113 (1906)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, The Exploration of Grimspound. First Report of The Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 26 pp.101-21 (1894)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Hut Circles at Tavy Cleave, T.D.A. Vol. 26 pp.197-8 (1894)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Second Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 27 pp.81-92 (1895)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Third Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 28 pp.174-199 (1896)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 29 pp.145-65 (1897)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 30 pp.97-115 (1898)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Sixth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 31 pp.146-155 (1899)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Seventh Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 33 pp.130-138 (1901)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Eight Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 34 pp.160-167 (1902)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Ninth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 35 pp.143-145 (1903)
Baring-Gould, Sabine, Tenth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 37 pp.141-145 (1905)
Bate, C Spence, On the Prehistoric Antiquities of Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 4 pp.491-5515 (1871)
Bate, C Spence, Researches into Some Antient Tumuli on Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 5 pp.549-58 (1872)
Bate, C Spence, On the Prehistoric Antiquities of Dartmoor, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1872)
Brailsford, J. W, Bronze Age Stone Monuments of Dartmoor, Antiquity Volume 12, Number 48 pp.444-63 (1938)
Brent, Francis, Prehistoric Remains on Dartmoor, Journal of the British Archaeological Association Vol. 39 pp.217-222 (1883)
Burnard, Robert, The Great Central Trackway - Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 21 pp.431-436 (1889)
Burnard, Robert, Notes on Dartmoor Kistvaens, T.D.A. Vol. 22 pp.200-207 (1890)
Burnard, Robert, Dartmoor Preservation, The Western Antiquary; or Devon & Cornwall Noebook Vol. 9 (1890)
Burnard, Robert, Exploration of the hut circles in Broadun Ring and Broadun, T.D.A. Vol. 26 pp.185-196 (1894)
Burnard, Robert, Plundered Dartmoor, Dartmoor Preservation Association Publication No. 11 (1896)
Burnard, Robert, Dartmoor Stone Implements and Weapons, T.D.A. Vol 29 pp.376-385 (1897)
Burnard, Robert, The Disappearing Stone Monuments of Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 34 pp.166-167 (1902)
Chattaway, Joseph, [Antiquities of South Dartmoor], Gentlemen's Magazine 101 pp.301-302 (1831)
Collier, W. F., Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 8. pp.370-379 (1876)
Collier, W. F., The Purchase of Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 28 pp. 200-208 (1896)
Dixon, C.E.B., Seventieth Report on Barrows, T.D.A. Vol. 84 pp.249-253 (1952)
Dixon, C.E.B., Seventy-second Report on Barrows, T.D.A. Vol. 88 pp.222-224 (1956)
Dixon, C.E.B., Seventy-third Report on Barrows, T.D.A. Vol. 90 pp.230-233 (1958)
Emmett, D.D., Stone rows: the traditional view reconsidered, D.A.S.P. No. 37 pp. 94-114 (1979)
Falcon, T. A., Dartmoor: A Note On Graves, T.D.A. Vol. 37 pp.457-461 (1905)
Fox, Aileen, Excavations at Kestor, an Early Iron Age Settlement near Chagford, Devon, T.D.A. Vol. 86 pp..21-62 (1954)
Fox, Aileen, Excavations on Dean Moor, in the Avon Valley, T.D.A. Vol. 89 pp. 18-77 (1957)
Gerrard, Sandy, Hart Tor Stone Rows & Cairns, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Site Report No.9 (1999)
Grinsell, L.V., Dartmoor Barrows, Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings No. 36 (1978)
Hankin, C. F., Archaeological checklist of Ugborough parish , D.A.S.P. No. 33 (1975)
Hankin, C. F., An archaeological check-list for Harford, Devon Archaeological Society/DCRA publications no. 11 (1982)
Hine, James, The Preservation of Devon's Monuments (Presidential Address) , T.D.A. Vol. 29. pp.25-42 (1897)
Kelly, John, Celtic Remains on Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 1 pp.45-48 (1866)
Lukis, W.C, Report on the Monuments of Dartmoor, Proceeding of the Society of Antiquaries Vol. 8 (1881)
Ormerod, George Wareing, Letter: Drewsteignton Cromlech, Notes and Queries Vol. 2 3rd S. (30) p.70 (1862)
Ormerod, George Wareing, On the Hut-Circles of the Eastern Side of Dartmoor, Journal of the British Archaeological Association Vol. 20 (1864)
Ormerod, George Wareing, Notice of the fall and restoration of the Spinster's Rock, T.D.A. Vol. 4 pp.409-413 (1871)
Ormerod, George Wareing, Notice of Pre-Historic Remains Formerly Existing Near Drewsteignton Cromlech, T.D.A. Vol. 5. pp.73-74 (1872)
Ormerod, George Wareing, Notice of the fall and restoration of the Spinster's Rock, The Archaeological Journal, Vol. 29. pp.342-351 (1872)
Ormerod, George Wareing, What is Grimspound?, T.D.A. Vol. 5 pp.41-46 (1872)
Ormerod, George Wareing, Letter: Drewsteignton Cromlech, Antiquary Vol. 3. pp.91-92 (1881)
Pengelly, William, Recent Discoveries in the Parishes of Chagford and Manaton, Devonshire, T.D.A. Vol. 12 pp.365-379 (1880)
Prowse, A. B, The Ancient Metropolis of Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 23 pp.307-14 (1891)
Prowse, A. B, The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, T.D.A. Vol. 33 pp.495-499 (1901)
Radford, C.A.R. , Prehistoric settlements on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society Vol. 18 pp.55-84 (1952)
Rowe, Samuel, Antiquarian Investigations in the Forest of Dartmoor, Devon, Transactions of the Plymouth Institute Vol. 1, pp.179- 212 (1830)
Swete, John, On some of the more remarkable British Monuments in Devon, Essays, by a society of gentlemen, at Exeter pp.106-130 (1796)
Swete, John, A Tour Across Dartmoor Into North Devon, Devon Notes & Queries, Vol. 1, pp.88-96 (1901)
Turner, J.R., Chambered Cairns, Gidleigh, D.A.S.P. No. 38 pp. 117-19 (1989)
Turner, J.R., Ring Cairns, stone circles and related monuments on Dartmoor, D.A.S.P. No. 48 pp. 27-86 (1990)
Wilkinson J. Gardner, British Remains on Dartmoor, Journal Brit. Arch. Assoc. xviii. pp.22-53, 111-133. (1862)
Worth, R. Hansford, Nineteenth Report of the Barrow Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 32 pp.46-54 (1900)
Worth, R. Hansford, Twenty-first Report of the Barrow Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 34 pp.104- 146 (1902)
Worth, R. Hansford, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 6, T.D.A. Vol. 35 pp.426-29 (1903)
Worth, R. Hansford, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 7, T.D.A. Vol. 38 pp.535-37 (1906)
Worth, R. Hansford, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 8, T.D.A. Vol. 40 pp.281-2 (1908)
Worth, R. Hansford, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 9, T.D.A. Vol. 43 pp.348-9 (1911)
Worth, R. Hansford, A flint implement of Palaeolithic type from Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 63 pp.359-60 (1931)
Worth, R. Hansford, Twelfth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 67 pp.115-30 (1935)
Worth, R. Hansford, Retaining circles associated with stone rows Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 73 pp. 227-38 (1941)
Worth, R. Hansford, Stray notes on the Teign Valley, T.D.A Vol. 78 pp.161-170 (1946)
Worth, R.N., Twelfth Report of the Barrow Committee, T.D.A. Vol. 22 pp.49-52 (1890)
Worth, R.N., The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 1, T.D.A. Vol. 24 pp.387-417 (1892)
Worth, R.N., The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 2, T.D.A. Vol. 25 pp.541-546 (1893)
Worth, R.N., The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 3, T.D.A. Vol. 26 pp.296-307 (1894)
Worth, R.N., The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 4, T.D.A. Vol. 27 pp.437-442 (1895)
Worth, R.N., The Stone Rows of Dartmoor - Part 5, T.D.A. Vol. 28 pp.712-13 (1896)

Useful Books on Dartmoor

Baring-Gould, S, Dartmoor Idylls, (1896)
Baring-Gould, S, A Book of the West, (1900)
Baring-Gould, S, A Book of Dartmoor, (2002)
Bennie, Michael, Walking Through Dartmoor's Past, (1998)
Bray, Anna Eliza, The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, vol.1, (1844)
Breton, Henry Hugh, Beautiful Dartmoor And Its Interesting Antiquities, (1990)
Breton, Henry Hugh, The Forest of Dartmoor, (1990)
Burl, Aubrey, The Stone Circles of the British Isles, (1976)
Burl, Aubrey, Prehistoric Stone Circles, (1979)
Burl, Aubrey, A guide to the stone circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, (1995)
Burnard, Robert, Dartmoor Pictorial Records, (1986)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.1: The East, (1991)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.2: The North, (1991)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.4: The South-East, (1993)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.3: The South-West, (1994)
Butler, Jeremy, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities, vol.5: The Second Millennium B.C., (1997)
Butler, Simon, Dartmoor Century - Photography on Dartmoor Across a Hundred Years, (2000)
Byng, Brian, Dartmoor's Mysterious Megaliths, (1970)
Carrington, Nicholas Toms, Dartmoor, a descriptive poem, with notes by W. Burt, (1826)
Chapman, Lesley, The Ancient Dwelling of Grimspound and Hound Tor: Two Deserted Settlements in th, (1996)
Chapple, William, Description and Exegesis of Drewsteignton Cromlech, (1779)
Chapple, William, A Review of Part of Risdon's Survey of Devon, (1785)
Chudligh, J, An Exploration of Dartmoor's Antiquities, (1892)
Chudligh, J, Devonshire Antiquities, (1893)
Clare, T, Archaeological Sites of Devon and Cornwall, (1982)
Cresswell, Beatrix, Datmoor with its surroundings, (1920)
Crossing, William, Amid Devonia's Alps, (1888)
Crossing, William, Report as to Damage to Ancient Monuments and Encroachments on Dartmoor, (1901)
Crossing, William, A Hundred Years on Dartmoor, (1902)
Crossing, William, The ancient stone crosses of Dartmoor and its borderland , (1902)
Crossing, William, Gems in a Granite Setting, (1905)
Crossing, William, Guide to Dartmoor Part 1, (1914)
Crossing, William, Guide to Dartmoor Part 2, (1914)
Crossing, William, Dartmoor's early historic and medieval remains, (1987)
Crossing, William, Stones of Dartmoor and their story, (1987)
Crossing, William, Guide to Dartmoor, (2001)
Dartmoor National Park Authority, A guide to the archaeology of Dartmoor, (1978)
Earle, John, Dartmoor: walks into history, (2003)
Falcon, T.A., Dartmoor Illustrated, (1900)
Fleming, Andrew, Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, (1988)
Fleming, Andrew, Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions (2nd edition), (2008)
Fox, Aileen, South-West England, 3500 BC-AD 600, (1973)
Gerrard, Sandy, English Heritage Book of Dartmoor: Landscapes Through Time, (1997)
Gill, Crispin, Dartmoor A New Study, (1977)
Greeves, T, The Archaeology of Dartmoor from the Air, (1985)
Hemery, Eric, High Dartmoor: Land and People, (1983)
Jones, J. P, Observations on the scenery and antiquities in the neighbourhood of Moretonhampstead, (1823)
King, R.J., The Forest of Dartmoor and its Borders, (1856)
Lethbridge, William D. , Discover Preshistoric Dartmoor, (2015)
Lysons, Magna Britannia: Volume 6 - Devonshire, (1822)
Moore, Stuart, A short history of the rights of common upon the forest of Dartmoor, (1890)
Newman, Phil, The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor, (2011)
Ormerod, George Wareing, Archaeological memoirs relating to the East of Dartmoor, (1876)
Page, John Lloyd Warden, An Exploration of Dartmoor and its Antiquities, with some account of its borders, (1889)
Pettit, Paul, Prehistoric Dartmoor, (1974)
Polwhele, Richard, Historical views of devonshire, vol.1, (1793)
Rainbird, Paul, A Guide to the Archaeology of South Devon, (2010)
Rendell, Paul, Exploring around Burrator: a Dartmoor reservoir, (2007)
Rowe, Samuel, A Perambulation of Dartmoor (1st Edition), (1848)
Rowe, Samuel, A Perambulation of Dartmoor (3rd Edition), (1896)
Sale, Richard, Dartmoor: the Official National Park Guide, (2000)
Starkey, F. H., Exploring Dartmoor again: exploration made easy, (1998)
Stringer, Chris, Homo Britannicus: the incredible story of human life in Britain, (2006)
Swete, John, Travels in Georgian Devon, vol.1, (1997)
Tavy, Peter, Walk Dartmoor - A Bartholomew Map & Guide, (1984)
Thurlow, George, Thurlow's Dartmoor Companion, (1993)
Todd, Malcolm, The South West to AD 1000, (1987)
Viccars, Sue, Dartmoor: great short walks for all the family, (2009)
Walker, Jack, Dartmoor Sun, (2005)
Westcote, Thomas, A view of Devonshire in 1830, (1845)
White, Paul, Ancient Dartmoor - An Introduction, (2000)
Woods, Stephen H., Dartmoor Stone, (1988)
Worth, R.H., Worth's Dartmoor, (1971)
Worth, R.N., A History of Devonshire, (1895)

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