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Dartmoor Resource: Guide to Dartmoor Cairn Circles

Guide to Dartmoor Cairn Circles

Currently the listings are divided into categories using aspects of Turners 1990 system of classification. Some of the cairn circles are listed as Ring Settings and Platform Circles (with more categories such as Ring Cairns to be added later). A Ring Setting is defined by Turner as a circular ring of stones with a central feature such as a cist or a paved area or pit, but with no cairn mound. A Platform Circle is the same as a Ring Setting but with a raised interior.

There are problems with the classification system used by Turner. It is largely based on current appearance and this does not necessarily reflect original construction. The classification system used by Turner is not used by Butler and is referred to by Gerrard and used in an amended way by Newman. Simply referring to these structures as cairn circles does nothing to clarify the very diverse forms of these structures but on the other hand a too rigid attempt to classify inevitably has problems as there are very many structures that are "shades of grey" in the sense they do not neatly fit into rigid categories. What is clear is that cairns on Dartmoor have features that are regionally or even locally unique and for this reason attempts to classify in the same way as cairns throughout the country leads to a muddled picture. Turner started the process of trying to achieve a coherent classification system for cairns on Dartmoor but it appears that not all of his system has met with general acceptance. We have started here with some of Turner's suggested classifications as this section of the database is developed but this is envisioned as a temporary "fix" or "foundation" which will be refined and modernised in due course.

Bibliography & references


Butler, J. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Vol. 5. - The Second Millennium B.C. (Devon Books, 1997)
Gerrard, Sandy, English Heritage Book of Dartmoor: Landscapes Through Time, (1997)
Grinsell, L.V., Dartmoor Barrows, Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings No. 36 (1978)
Newman, Phil The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor (English Heritage, 2011)
Pettit, Paul. Prehistoric Dartmoor (David & Charles, 1974)
Turner, J.R., Ring Cairns, stone circles and related monuments on Dartmoor, D.A.S.P. No. 48 pp. 27-86 (1990)
Worth, R.H. Worth's Dartmoor (David & Charles, 1971)

External Links & Resources

The NMRs can be searched on the English Heritage Pastscape website. The simplest method is to use a location search and reduce the range to 250m to narrow the results (increase to 500m if site not found). The Megalithic Portal is another great resource for looking up sites.

Pastscape: National Monuments Records
Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor: A List of Dartmoor Cists
Megalithic Portal: Search Page

Listing of some of the Dartmoor Cairn Circles

About the Database Listings

Details of archaeological sites used to be kept in the Sites and Monuments Records (SMRs). These are now held in National Monument Records (NMRs) maintained by English Heritage although these in turn are being merged into Historic Environment Records (HERs). The NMRs contains details of the site and will often include field notes, a limited bibliography and other useful information. Another rich source of such information is Bill Radcliffe's Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor (PMD) website. The records below were compiled independently from books and journals and then matched to the NMR records and then cross-referenced with any corresponding PMD records to ensure accuracy. Each record has a link to corresponding NMR and PMD records, a link to the location on the Ordnance Survey map, a photo (if available) and a link to relevant coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks and a link giving a listing of nearby sites. The HER records are not included as they do not yet have much information but they can be looked up via the PMD records. The author would like to thank Bill Radcliffe for the helpful correspondence whilst checking records. See also: Database and Web Search Tools

NOTE: There are hundreds of Cairns on Dartmoor. This listing is only of the cairn circles that are more notable (e.g listed by Turner) or those that have been featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks on this website.

Default listing is alphabetically by site name, click here to order instead by: Site Name, OS, Cairn Type.

Arch Tor Platform Cairn Circle

Arch Tor Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63168 77843
NMR record: SX 67 NW 85
HER record: 21510
Megalithic Portal: 45618
Short Name: PC:Arch Tor
Butler map: 27.6
Turner: E11
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x 1.2
Notes: Turner E11. "A round cairn which survives as an 8.7 metre diameter mound standing up to 0.9 metres high. Large edge set stones on the north western edge of the mound may suggest the presence of a kerb which survives elsewhere as a buried feature."
Nearby sites: SX63177784

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62752 78808
NMR record: SX 67 NW 8
HER record: 5838
Megalithic Portal: 37604
PMD: Hollowcombe Bottom
Alternate name: Rowtor Brook 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:ArchertonSW
Butler map: 27.17.3
Butler Vol 5: p.55 & Fig.33
Grinsell: LYD 42
Turner: D24
DPD: 112
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 1.0 C
Notes: Turner D24. Dixon Chittleford Down, Cherrybrook Cist #75. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Rowtor Brook 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.17 (diagram Vol. 5. p.55). Grinsell LYDFORD 42. "The cist lies within three concentric circles of stones at 10, 15 and 24 feet diameters, the inner ring being of large stones, the middle ring of smaller stones and the outer ring of even smaller stones. The cist measures internally 0.8m by 0.6m and 0.9m deep. Half of its capstone lies across its north end." For more information see: Prowse TDA 1891 and HER record. Lethbridge Hollowcombe Bottom, diagram and photo p.112.
Nearby sites: SX62757881

Archerton Tennis Ground Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63852 78872
NMR record: SX 67 NW 9
HER record: 5839
Megalithic Portal: 37599
PMD: Archerton Tennis Court
Alternate name: Archerton Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Arch Tennis
Butler map: 27.18
Grinsell: LYD 45
Turner: E49
DPD: 114
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E49. Dixon #74. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Archerton - Vol. 2. Map 27.18. Grinsell LYDFORD 45. On private land. Lethbridge diagram p.112, photo top p.114.
Nearby sites: SX63857887

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66102 82650
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6538
Megalithic Portal: 45814
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
Alternate name: Assycombe Hill Stone Row Encircled Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
Butler Vol 5: p.232 & Fig.164
Grinsell: LYD 26
Turner: F16
DPD: 135
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x 0.4 C
Notes: The cairn at the E end is in line with the N of the two rows. It measures 8.4m in diameter and is 0.6m high. It contains a large quantity of stone; two stones in the centre, set at right angles to each other around a hollow, suggest the remains of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX66108265

Ball Gate Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Ball Gate Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 66996 61306
NMR record: SX 66 SE 46
HER record: 7739
Megalithic Portal: 45839
PMD: Corringdon Ball Gate cairn
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball N. Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Ball Gate
Butler map: 56.10
Grinsell: BRE 9
Turner: A43
Barrow Report: 28 66
Dimensions (m): 24.0 x 0.4
Notes: Turner A43. "A very vague circle 21m diameter, which may be the remains of a mutilated cairn. Vis=-/4/1977 (ancient monuments) possibly rather damaged on one side. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Site of cairn almost levelled probably for material to build the adjoining wall. Shown on OS 6" as 'cairn circle'. Diameter 21m, height 0.4m. Vis=28/7/1977 (os) there is a gap in the rim on the southeast, probably for carts taking away the stone".
Nearby sites: SX67006131

Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60330 78092
NMR record: SX 67 NW 101
HER record: 14690
Megalithic Portal: 42853
PMD: Lydford Tor
Alternate name: Lydford Tor E. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Beardown
Butler map: 29.17
Butler Vol 5: p.197 & Fig.140
Grinsell: LYD 41a
Turner: E27
DPD: 109
Dimensions (m): 4.5 x 0.4
Notes: Turner E27. Butler Lydford Tor E Vol. 5. Map 29.17 (diagram Vol 5. p.197). Grinsell LYDFORD 41a Beardown Tors (N of). "The cairn, 4.5 metres by 5.6 metres and 0.4 metres high has spread over the remains of a contiguous kerb 4.6 metres in diameter." ... "Three of the cist slabs lean inwards at the top, the fourth, east slab remains upright. The bottom of the cist contains several slabs. The coverstone is visible to the north west partially buried in the cairn." Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo top p.109.
Nearby sites: SX60337809

Bellever Tor (SW) Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 64140 76270
NMR record: SX 67 NW 44
HER record: 5885
Megalithic Portal: 3056
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 2 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Bellever SW
Butler map: 27.20.2
Grinsell: LYD 59a
Turner: F18
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 0.8
Notes: Turner F18 "cairn, it does not appear to have been excavated, although there is a slight disturbance at the top centre where large granite stones are bared. At the north west extreme are two stones, the positions of which indicate this being part of the retaining circle, no others remain. Height 0.8m, diameter 5.0m."
Nearby sites: SX64147627

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64089 76473
NMR record: SX 67 NW 43
HER record: 5884
Megalithic Portal: 34876
PMD: Bellever Tor W.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Bellever 1W
Butler map: 27.20.1
Grinsell: LYD 59
Turner: E26
DPD: 119
Barrow Report: 54
Dimensions (m): c.6.5 x 1.0 C
Notes: Turner E26. Dixon #62. Bar Rep 54. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 1) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.1 (diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 59. For further coverage see the Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 (uppermost cist) and photo top p.119.
Nearby sites: SX64097647

Black Down W. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57398 91540
NMR record: SX 59 SE 81
HER record: 61332
Megalithic Portal: 45801
PMD: Black Down
Short Name: CT:BlackDown W
Butler map: 42.6
Butler Vol 5: p.58 & Fig.35
Dimensions (m): 6.5 x 0.6 C
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Platform Circle" type cairn due to description in NMR. "A flat-topped cairn". Butler Black Down W. Vol. 2. Map 42.6 (diagram Vol 5. p.58). "cairn containing a cist situated on Black Down 1.6 kilometres east of Higher Bowden. The cairn is 6 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height. The cist is 0.9 metres long with 2 end stones in the original position. Remains of a kerb are visible around the north west edge of the mound". This author unable to find at SX 57409153 on 28/08/16. Butler lists as SX 5738 9153. The NMR gives yet another location SX 57469153
Nearby sites: SX57409154

Black Newtake (b) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63860 76030
NMR record: SX 67 NW 47
HER record: 5889
Megalithic Portal: 45841
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 5 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:BlackNew b
Butler map: 27.20.5
Grinsell: LYD 61
Turner: A50
DPD: 119
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 1.0
Notes: Turner A50. "Cairn visible as unbroken circular bank 11.5 metres in external diameter with a bank 2.4 to 3.7 metres wide by 0.75 metres high enclosing a flat platform circa 6 metres diameter and 0.5 metres above ground surface. Some small stones appear in the north and east margins, and several larger stones are visible on the platform." Lethbridge diagram p.119 (Cairn near Cist 1) - no photo.
Nearby sites: SX63867603

Black Newtake (C) No. 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63893 75869
NMR record: SX 67 NW 49
HER record: 5890
Megalithic Portal: 34908
PMD: Black Newtake Central
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:BlackNew C3
Butler map: 27.20.6
Grinsell: LYD 62
Turner: D4
DPD: 120
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 7.4 x level C
Notes: Turner D4. Dixon #79. Bar Rep 57. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.6 (Cairn 6 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 62. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 Cist 2 and photo top p.120.
Nearby sites: SX63897587

Black Newtake (E) No. 5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63853 75734
NMR record: SX 67 NW 51
HER record: 5950
Megalithic Portal: 45744
PMD: Black Newtake S.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 8 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:BlackNew E5
Butler map: 27.20.8
Grinsell: LYD 64
Turner: D7
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D7. Dixon #80. Bar Rep 59. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.8 (Cairn 8 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 64. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page.
Nearby sites: SX63857573

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63916 76068
NMR record: SX 67 NW 46
HER record: 5888
Megalithic Portal: 45738
PMD: Black Newtake N.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:BlackNew N1
Butler map: 27.20.3
Grinsell: LYD 60
Turner: D5
DPD: 119
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x level C
Notes: Turner D5. Dixon #78. Bar Rep 57. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 3) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.3 (diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 60. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge Cist 1 diagram p.119 and photo top p.119.
Nearby sites: SX63927607

Branscombe's Loaf Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55310 89120
NMR: No record found
HER record: 48863
Megalithic Portal: 45843
Short Name: RC:Branscombe
Turner: A57
Dimensions (m): 18.5
Notes: Turner A57. One of 4 cairns on Corn Ridge - see Turner "Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor" DASP No. 48 p59 for diagram of the 4 cairns.
Nearby sites: SX55318912

Brent Forehill Encircled Cairn

Brent Forehill Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66854 61356
NMR record: SX 66 SE 44
HER record: 13282
Megalithic Portal: 1777
PMD: Brent Fore Hill Stone Row
Alternate name: Brent Fore Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Brent Fore
Butler map: 56.10
Grinsell: BRE 8
Turner: F23
Barrow Report: 66
Dimensions (m): 13.5 x 0.4
Notes: Turner F23. The remains of a stone row and cairn on Brent Fore Hill. The row is crossed by two leats, one of which is now disused. The cairn is visible as a low mound of turf-covered stones of 13.5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. Photo shows 2 or 3 stones of the cairn - it is not very photogenic!
Nearby sites: SX66856136

Brisworthy Cup Stone

OS Map: SX 55980 65160
NMR record: SX 56 NE 203
HER record: 18859
Megalithic Portal: 45854
Short Name: CS:Brisworthy
DPD: 34
Notes: Described by Worth as a mortar stone. "A large undressed block of granite built into a hedge has been identified as a cup-marked rock. There are 15 discrete cup-marks ranging from 80mm to 40mm in diameter and 25-5mm deep. These other shallow depressions may also be cup-marks". "Down a muddy lane at Brisworthy Hamlets". Lethbridge photo and diagram p.34.
Nearby sites: SX55986516

Broad Barrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Broad Barrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 70577 79908
NMR record: SX 77 NW 1
HER record: 20787
Megalithic Portal: 16630
Alternate name: Broad Burrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:BroadBarrow
Butler map: 20.9
Grinsell: MAN 10
Turner: A46
Dimensions (m): 38 x 2.6
Notes: Grinsell MANATON 10. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.9. Turner A46. "Infilled ring cairn. Stone ring 14 metres diameter internally with bank 2.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Infilled to 0.25 metres below bank top."
Nearby sites: SX70587991

Brockhill Ford Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Brockhill Ford Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 67811 65699
NMR record: SX 66 NE 21
HER record: 5234
Megalithic Portal: 705
PMD: Brockhill Ford
Alternate name: Brockhill Ford W. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Brockhill
Butler map: 57.18
Grinsell: DEA 2
Turner: D3
DPD: 88
Barrow Report: 68
Dimensions (m): 7.5 x 0 C
Notes: Turner D3. Dixon #101. Bar Rep. 68. Butler Brockhill Ford W. - Vol. 4. Map 57.18 (pp.151-2 diagram p.152). Grinsell DEAN PRIOR 2 (SW of Brockhill Ford). "The side stones, both 1.4m long, lean inwards and the end stones north west 0.7m long, southeast 0.8m long, are firmly set. The probable coverstone, 1.2m by 0.8m, is displaced and lies to the south east of the cist. The cist is surrounded by the remains of a stone circle, long axis 8.8m, aligned with cist, short axis 7.2m. It is constructed of large slabs, up to 1.4m long with a single upright stone, 0.5m high, set contiguously in the north west arc. There are no visible remains of a cairn." Lethbridge p.88 photo (note the diagram is not related). See also: Huntingdon cross walk
Nearby sites: SX67816570

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Encircled Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64114 65327
NMR record: SX 66 NW 48
HER record: 5137
Megalithic Portal: 1788
PMD: Hook Lake Stone row
Alternate name: Hook Lake stone row Encircled Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hook Lake
Butler map: 55.8
Grinsell: HAR 3
Turner: F11
DPD: 74
Barrow Report: 38
Dimensions (m): 9.2 x 0.8 C
Notes: Dixon Brown Heath Cist #40. Bar Rep. 38. Butler Hook Lake stone row - Vol. 4. Map 55.8 (pp.78-9). Grinsell HARFORD 3. "A double stone row, on Brown Heath, circa 540 feet in length, direction of length N 10o E. At the north end is a stone circle, diameter 31 feet, surrounding a cairn which contains the remains of a cist." Ruined and possibly no longer visible.
Nearby sites: SX64116533

Buckland Ford Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65740 66040
NMR record: SX 66 NE 34
HER record: 5187
Megalithic Portal: 717
Short Name: CC:Buckland Fd
Butler map: 57.23
Grinsell: LYD 107
Turner: G19
DPD: 87
Barrow Report: 65
Dimensions (m): c.9.0 x 0
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G19. Probable cairn circle. "A small, probably sepulchral, stone circle. It consists of 14 stones arranged in an 'egg' shape. The long axis is 9.9 metres aligned due east by 8.2m transversely. A further 7 stones are in close proximity but may not be associated. There is no trace of a cist or cairn." "It is largely obscured by long tussocky grass and the absence of a discernible cairn or cist makes it an unusual site by Dartmoor standards".
Nearby sites: SX65746604

Buckland Ridge (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 73570 73240
NMR record:
HER record: 30630
Megalithic Portal: 45827
Alternate name: Buckland Common 5 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:BucklandRid
Butler map: 10.9
Turner: A13
Dimensions (m): 19.0
Notes: Linear arrangement of mounds incorporated into boundary. Could be prehistoric cairns. Turner A13. No NMR record. "Robbed cairn. Stone ring is 13m inside diameter bank 1.80m wide and 50cms high, much of the bank on the eastern side has been destroyed. The central area has been disturbed, modern stone wall running north to south through the eastern section of the stone ring."
Nearby sites: SX73577324

Burford Down Encircled Cairn

Burford Down Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63700 60170
NMR record: SX 66 SW 57
HER record: 4257
Megalithic Portal: 719
PMD: Burford Down Stone Row
Alternate name: Burford Down stone row Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:BurfordDown
Butler map: 54.17
Grinsell: HAR 5
Turner: F10
DPD: 70
Barrow Report: 14
Dimensions (m): 9.5 x 0.3
Notes: "The south terminal cairn, 9.0m diameter and 0.6m high, has a central depression, about 2.5m diameter and 0.4m deep, and is edged by 3 upright and 2 fallen orthostats, average 0.7m by 0.2m and up to 0.9m high, the remains of a retaining circle or peristalith."
Nearby sites: SX63706017

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63780 60160
NMR record: SX 66 SW 59
HER record: 4258
Megalithic Portal: 45689
PMD: Tristis Rock
Alternate name: Tristis Rock Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:TristisRock
Butler map: 54.17
Grinsell: HAR 6
Turner: E22
DPD: 70
Barrow Report: 14 40
Dimensions (m): 6.4 x 0.4 C
Notes: Turner E22. Dixon #42. Bar Rep. 40. Butler Tristis Rock - Vol. 4. Map 54.17 (p.60 diagram of Tristis Rock cairn p.59). Grinsell HARFORD 6. "retaining circle of a barrow, internal diameter between 16 and 17 feet and consisting of twelve stones which enclose the remaining south side stone of a cist. The overall length of the side stone is 4 feet 6 inches, the internal length of the cist would not have been more than 3 feet".
Nearby sites: SX63786016

Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65634 58816
NMR record: SX 65 NE 66
HER record: 2897
Megalithic Portal: 722
PMD: Butterdon Row
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8.1
Grinsell: HAR 16
Turner: F8
DPD: 78
Dimensions (m): c.11.0 x 0.6
Notes: Turner F8. A low cairn within a retaining circle of stones is situated at SX65635881, at the south end of the Butterdon stone row (SX 65 NE 17), with which it is associated. The circle is 11 metres in diameter, and consists of twelve stones, all now recumbent, although when Worth wrote in 1941, one was erect and three were leaning. Some of the stones are unusually large. The cairn is 9 metres in diameter by 0.3 metre high, with a hollow in the centre. Radcliffe reports: Mike Brown says the row "terminates in a small kistvaen" at its southern end. Hemery says the cist "has been removed". Lethbridge p.78 Row 1 diagram p.77.
Nearby sites: SX65635882

Cator Common Embanked Cairn Circle

Cator Common Embanked Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cator Pound
OS Map: SX 67426 78001
NMR record: SX 67 NE 7
HER record: 5978
Megalithic Portal: 34961
Short Name: CC:CatorCommon
Butler map: 18.4
Grinsell: WID 1
Turner: B3
Dimensions (m): 18
Notes: Turner B3. "Cairn, to the south-west of (a) - (SX 67 NE45), 15 ft. diameter and 3 ft high; comprised of small stones overgrown with gorse and heather on unenclosed moorland."
Nearby sites: SX67437800

Cator Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 67112 77513
NMR record: SX 67 NE 16
HER record: 5987
Megalithic Portal: 45793
PMD: Pizwell Bridge
Alternate name: Pizwell Bridge Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:CatorCommon
Butler map: 18.5
Butler Vol 5: p.171 & Fig.110
Grinsell: WID 2
Turner: E10
Dimensions (m): c.5.0 x 0.5
Notes: Turner E10. Butler Pizwell Bridge Vol. 1. Map 18.5 (diagram Vol 5. p.171). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 2. Possible central cist.
Nearby sites: SX67117751

Challacombe Down Cairn Circle

Challacombe Down Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Challacombe Down Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 68980 80840
NMR record: SX 68 SE 28
HER record: 49462
Megalithic Portal: 1819
PMD: Challacombe Down Stone Row
Short Name: CC:Challacombe
Butler map: 24.3
Butler Vol 5: p.239 & Fig.169
Turner: G20
Dimensions (m): 8
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G20. Dubious site - the current arrangement relates to stones placed during restoration of the stone row. See Worth (1953) p. 226 on how "nothing coherent" came of attempts to re-erect stones scattered to the west of the north end of the row which gave the appearance of a stone circle.
Nearby sites: SX68988084

Childe's Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62577 70300
NMR record: SX 67 SW 31
HER record: 48907
Megalithic Portal: 15211
PMD: Childe's Tomb
Short Name: CT:ChildesTomb
Butler map: 64.4
Grinsell: LYD 96
Turner: E33
DPD: 94
Dimensions (m): c.9.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E33. Dixon #94. Butler Vol. 4. Map 64.4 (diagram p.220). Grinsell LYDFORD 96. "A much disturbed cairn, 9m in diameter and 0.3m high with a modern 'kerb' of blocks and slabs, 5.8m in diameter and 0.5m high, set upon the mound. At the centre is a well built cist 1.4m long, 0.5m wide and 0.6m deep. Over this is a two tier pedestal of eight well trimmed blocks, of three different lengths; a further half buried block lies S of the monument. Upon this is a replacement socket stone and cross, cut at Holne in 1885". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photo p.94.
Nearby sites: SX62587030

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63502 79203
NMR record: SX 67 NW 4
HER record: 5832
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Archerton
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.1
Butler Vol 5: p.170 & Fig.109
Grinsell: LYD 38
Turner: E14
Dimensions (m): c.7.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner E14. "Remains of a cairn, visible as a turf covered stony mound. The NE quadrant is robbed out but around the rest of the periphery are parts of a kerb of small boulders, some set on edge, giving a diameter of 6.5m NW-SE. Maximum height 0.6m in the SW quadrant, but elsewhere the interior is badly robbed." Butler says there is a possible end slab of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX63507920

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63687 79463
NMR record: SX 67 NW 3
HER record: 5932
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Chittaford Down
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.100
Grinsell: LYD 39
Turner: E28
DPD: 112
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.5 C
Notes: Turner E28. Dixon #73. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Chittaford Down 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.18 (diagram Vol. 5. p.160). Grinsell LYDFORD 39. "A cist about 350 yards north of Archerton House. It has an irregular shape no coverstone and stands in the centre of a 14ft. diameter ruined cairn. There are traces of an enclosing ring of stones. Excavation in 1900 recovered wood charcoal and a worked flint flake from a small pit within the cist. Under the eastern side stone an archer's polished stone wrist guard was found". Lethbridge diagram and photo bottom p.112.
Nearby sites: SX63697946

Cholwich Town (site of) Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58460 62250
NMR record: SX 56 SE 33
HER record: 49508
Megalithic Portal: 770
PMD: Cholwich Town Stone Row
Alternate name: Cholwichtown stone row Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Cholwich
Butler map: 48.
Grinsell: COR 5
Turner: G27
Dimensions (m): 4.9
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G27. Site of former cairn circle. "the row, extending over 700ft, consisted of uprights 2-3ft. high and 3ft. apart, the circle, at the northern end of the row, was 15ft. in diameter with seven upright stones. The site was excavated in 1961, and the sockets of many missing stones were found, also a pit 8ft. in diameter in the centre of the circle. "
Nearby sites: SX58466225

Collard Tor Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 55840 62030
NMR record: SX 56 SE 53
HER record: 14793
Megalithic Portal: 794
PMD: Collard Tor
Alternate name: Collard Tor stone row 1 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Collard Tor
Butler map: 48.6.1
Grinsell: SHA 46
Turner: F17
DPD: 57
Barrow Report: 22
Dimensions (m): 9.0 x 0.3 C?
Notes: Turner F17. Cairn heading the easterly of the two Collard Tor rows. "The easterly cairn at SX 55846203 measures 8.1m. in diameter and 0.6m. high. The centre has been excavated, but apart from a large prone slab there is nothing to suggest a former cist. The mound is surrounded by a peristalith of boulders each of which is 0.9m. high and roughly 0.5m square. The row is similar to the other row and can be traced for 79.6m."
Nearby sites: SX55846203

Corn Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55150 89160
NMR record: SX 58 NE 16
HER record: 3172
Megalithic Portal: 3158
Alternate name: Branscombe's Loaf 2 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Corn Ridge1
Butler map: 43.12.2
Grinsell: BRI 10
Turner: A14
Dimensions (m): 14.5 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A14. One of 4 cairns on Corn Ridge - see Turner "Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor" DASP No. 48 p59 for diagram of the 4 cairns.
Nearby sites: SX55158916

Corn Ridge Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 55170 89110
NMR record: SX 58 NE 1
HER record: 3171
Megalithic Portal: 3158
Alternate name: Branscombe's Loaf 1 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Corn Ridge3
Butler map: 43.12.1
Grinsell: BRI 9
Turner: F2
Dimensions (m): 15.5 x 1.8
Notes: Turner F2. One of 4 cairns on Corn Ridge - see Turner "Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor" DASP No. 48 p59 for diagram of the 4 cairns.
Nearby sites: SX55178911

Corn Ridge Rock Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55210 89170
NMR record:
HER record: 48864
Megalithic Portal: 45850
Alternate name: Branscombe's Loaf 3 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Corn Ridge2
Butler map: 43.12.3
Turner: A66
Dimensions (m): c.10.0
Notes: Turner A66. One of 4 cairns on Corn Ridge - see Turner "Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor" DASP No. 48 p59 for diagram of the 4 cairns.
Nearby sites: SX55218917

Corringdon Ball Multiple Cairn Circle

Corringdon Ball Multiple Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66665 61215
NMR record: SX 66 SE 43
HER record: 15960
Megalithic Portal: 3160
PMD: Corringdon Ball B
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball 5 Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Corringdon
Butler map: 56.8.5
DPD: 82
Dimensions (m): 23.0
Notes: Five monuments noted by robinson and greeves at the ne end of the stone rows. Many have multiple concentric circles of small stones. Includes 3 cairns. See also entries for Corringdon Ball Stone Rows and East Glazebrook Encircled Cairn. Lethbridge p.82-3.
Nearby sites: SX66676122

Cosdon (stone row) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Cosdon (stone row) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 64331 91597
NMR record: SX 69 SW 17
HER record: 48906
Megalithic Portal: 813
PMD: Cosdon Stone Row
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill Stone Row Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Cosdon Row
Butler map: 40.6
Butler Vol 5: p.234 & Fig.165
Grinsell: ST 5
Turner: E15
DPD: 152
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E15 - Cheriton Combe. Dixon #95. Butler Cosdon Hill Stone Row - Vol. 2. Map 40.6 (diagram p.205). Grinsell SOUTH TAWTON 5. "The cairn associated with the Cosdon Hill triple stone row is 26 feet in diameter and contains the remains of two cists; the retaining circle is very irregular. Of the two cists, one is intact, the other has been robbed of the cover-stone and two side-stones." Lethbridge diagram p.152, cists pictured.
Nearby sites: SX64339160

Cosdon Beacon Platform Cairn Circle

Cosdon Beacon Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63700 91710
NMR record: SX 69 SW 44
HER record: 6924
Megalithic Portal: 10325
Alternate name: Cosdon Beacon 5 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Cosdon
Butler map: 40.7.5
Grinsell: ST 1
Turner: E1
DPD: 153
Dimensions (m): 16.0 x 1.5
Notes: Turner E1 (diagram p.59). Butler Cosdon Beacon 5 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.5. (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207). Grinsell SOUTH TAWTON 1 (Cawsand Hill). Cairn 13.5m diameter with signs of retaining circle. Crowned by modern stone heap. HER MDV6894. See also: NMR 444167. Lethbridge diagram p.152, photo bottom right p.153.
Nearby sites: SX63709171

Cosdon Beacon Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63710 91590
NMR record: SX 69 SW 15
HER record: 6898
Megalithic Portal: 10325
PMD: Cosdon Summit S.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 3 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Cosdon
Butler map: 40.7.3
Butler Vol 5: p.164 & Fig.105
Grinsell: ST 2
Turner: B14
DPD: 152
Dimensions (m): c.18.0 x 0.4
Notes: Turner B14 - Embanked Stone Circles (with outer bank)(diagram p.59). Butler Cosdon Beacon 3 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.3 (diagram Vol. 5. p.164). Grinsell SOUTH TAWTON 2 (Cawsand Hill). NMR Cairn B. Possible cist?
Nearby sites: SX63719159

Cosdon Beacon East Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63660 91510
NMR record: SX 69 SW 15
HER record: 6928
Megalithic Portal: 10325
Alternate name: Cosdon Beacon 2 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Cosdon E
Butler map: 40.7.2
Grinsell: ST 4
Turner: A6
DPD: 152
Dimensions (m): c.25.0 x 0.6
Notes: Turner A6 (diagram p.59). NMR Cairn A. Butler Cosdon Beacon 2 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.2. (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207). Grinsell SOUTH TAWTON 4 (E of Cawsand Beacon). Located 25m to east of Cosdon Beacon. A near circular bank 1.6m wide of double slab construction and about 21m across. HER MDV27452?
Nearby sites: SX63669151

Cosdon Hill Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 63382 92474
NMR record: SX 69 SW 105
HER record: 13064
Megalithic Portal: 22695
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill N.4 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:CosdonHill
Butler map: 40.9
Grinsell: ST 10
Dimensions (m): c.7.0 x 0.4
Notes: Cairn at the junction of two Bronze Age reaves. "Round cairn on Cosdon Hill, measuring 7.3 metres in diameter and standing up to 0.8 metres high. A number of edge set stones visible around the southern side of the cairn mound suggests the existence of a kerb. There is a hollow in the north side of the mound, probably the result of partial robbing or an early excavation."
Nearby sites: SX63389247

Cox Tor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 53050 76180
NMR record: SX 57 NW 39
HER record: 4151
Megalithic Portal: 32104
Alternate name: Cox Tor Summit Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Cox Tor
Butler map: 31.1.3
Grinsell: PET 37a
Turner: A59
Dimensions (m): 17
Notes: Turner A59. "Cox tor, ring cairn. The outcrop of granite on the summit is surrounded by an ancient wall, enclosing a space of about 21m in diameter, built of small stones. Pillaged and part used in erection of the cairn for the 1887 jubilee. "
Nearby sites: SX53057618

Cox Tor (NE) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 53040 76420
NMR record: SX 57 NW 35
HER record: 4127
Megalithic Portal: 32104
Alternate name: Cox Tor N.6 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Cox Tor NE
Butler map: 31.1.6
Grinsell: PET 36
Turner: A51
Dimensions (m): 10.0 x 0.7
Notes: Turner A51. "Narrow ridge of north-south outcropping rock measuring 10 metres in diameter, surrounded by circular stoney bank 4 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. 1890 excavation showed it to consist of an outer bank with central infill of loose stones and earth. No trace of burials or artefacts."
Nearby sites: SX53047642

Cox Tor (NW) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 53010 76410
NMR record: SX 57 NW 36
HER record: 4128
Megalithic Portal: 32104
Alternate name: Cox Tor N.5 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Cox Tor NW
Butler map: 31.1.5
Grinsell: PET 35
Turner: A48
Dimensions (m): 17.0 x 0.8
Notes: Turner A48. Possibly HER 4128.
Nearby sites: SX53017641

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 61286 73076
NMR record: SX 67 SW 38
HER record: 6308
Megalithic Portal: 14960
PMD: The Crock of Gold
Short Name: CT:CrockofGold
Butler map: 65.2
Grinsell: LYD 86
Turner: D17
DPD: 101
Barrow Report: 27 47
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner D17. Dixon #25. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Vol. 4. Map 65.2 (diagram p.229). Grinsell LYDFORD 86. "The cairn, 7m in overall diameter and 0.3m high, has a flattish top with a retaining circle set 1m to 1.5m within the perimeter. This consists of six earthfast boulders, about 0.4m across and protruding a similar height above the cairn ... A central cist is oriented NW to SE. Internally it is 0.8m long, 0.4m wide at the NW end, 0.5m at the SE, and 0.7m deep. The side slabs are 1m long and respectively 0.15m and 0.25m thick; the end slabs, 0.5m long and 0.1m thick. The capstone, moved to the W, is 1.3m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick and now rests against the kerb." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(C), photo p.101.
Nearby sites: SX61297308

Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60531 78683
NMR record: SX 67 NW 73
HER record: 12954
Megalithic Portal: 45775
PMD: Crow Tor
Short Name: CT:Crow Tor
Butler map: 29.18
Butler Vol 5: p.196 & Fig.139
Grinsell: LYD 41
Turner: E39
DPD: 109
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.4
Notes: Turner E39. Butler Vol. 2. Map 29.18 (p.63, photo on p.124, diagram Vol. 5. p.196). Grinsell LYDFORD 41 - Crow Tor SW slope. "A kerbed cairn and cist. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound, and measures 4.5m in diameter and 0.45m in height. There are traces of a retaining kerb of leaning, granite slabs to the northeast and south. The cist is set slightly to the north of the centre of the cairn. It is trapezoidal in shape, and measures 0.65m and 0.95m in length, 0.8m in width, and 0.5m in depth. The cover-stone, which is 0.9m long, 0.5m wide and 0.2m thick, is displaced and lies just to the south east of the cist." Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo bottom p.109.
Nearby sites: SX60537868

Cudlipptown Down Embanked Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 53732 78949
NMR record: SX 57 NW 52
HER record: 13252
Megalithic Portal: 45608
Alternate name: White Tor N.W.2 Embanked Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Cudlipptown
Butler map: 31.23.2
Butler Vol 5: p.188 & Fig.130
Grinsell: PET 21
Turner: B5
Dimensions (m): 16.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner B5. "embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stones with an inner edge of orthostats. Internal diam 11m with bank 2m wide and 0.6m high. Only a few kerb stones remain (turner)."
Nearby sites: SX53737895

Cullever Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Cullever Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 60787 91954
NMR record: SX 69 SW 22
HER record: 6867
Megalithic Portal: 17956
PMD: Cullever Steps
Short Name: CT:Cullever
Butler map: 40.14
Butler Vol 5: p.181 & Fig.123
Grinsell: BEL 2
Turner: D11
Dimensions (m): c.4.5 x 0.4 C?
Notes: Turner D11. Butler Vol. 2. Map 40.14 (diagram Vol. 5. p.181). Grinsell BELSTONE 2. "A Bronze Age ring cairn situated below Belstone Tor within the valley of the East Okement River. The cairn survives as a 0.5 metre high bank surrounding a 4.1 metre diameter internal area. The bank around the southern and eastern side of the cairn is faced on both sides with edge set stones. A large flat stone lying on the south western part of the ring bank may represent a displaced cist coverstone. The overall dimensions of the cairn are 9.5 metres east to west by 8.5 metres north to south."
Nearby sites: SX60799195

Deadman's Bottom Embanked Cairn Circle

Deadman's Bottom Embanked Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60711 67027
NMR record: SX 66 NW 57
HER record: 12420
Megalithic Portal: 3194
Short Name: CC:Deadmans
Turner: B1
Dimensions (m): 16
Notes: Turner B1. "Turner identifies this site as an embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stones with an inner edge of orthostats. Internal diam 16m with bank 0.8m wide and 0.3m high. The bank has been pushed out on the sse side and the stones lean outward (turner)."
Nearby sites: SX60716703

Deadman's Bottom D Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60960 66730
NMR record: SX 66 NW 38
HER record: 5086
Megalithic Portal: 45731
PMD: Deadman's Bottom S 10
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 10 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans D
Butler map: 50.3.10
Grinsell: SHA 10
Turner: E44
DPD: 45
Barrow Report: 53
Notes: Turner E44. Dixon #55. Bar Rep. 53. Butler Langcombe Brook Cairn 10 - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 10. "Cist (listed as 'D' by Worth) found at Deadman's Bottom Langcombe, by Mr Button. Internal dimensions, length 3 feet 8 inches, width 2 feet. The stones are barely visible above grass level. The cover stone is missing." ... "The cairn is 5m in diameter by 0.3m high with a retaining kerb on its northern side. The cist is 0.8m long b 0.7m wide." Lethbridge p.45 Langcombe Cist E - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60966673

Deadman's Bottom F Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Deadman's Bottom F Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61201 66983
NMR record: SX 66 NW 31
HER record: 5125
Megalithic Portal: 45733
PMD: Deadman's Bottom E.
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 11 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans F
Butler map: 50.3.11
Grinsell: SHA 12
DPD: 43
Barrow Report: 53
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.4 C
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Platform Circle" type cairn due to description in NMR. Dixon #57. Bar Rep. 53. Butler Langcombe Brook Cairn 11 - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 12. "Cist (Listed as 'F' by Worth) found at Deadman's Bottom, Langcombe, by Mr. Button. The cover-stone is still in position but the cist appears to have been rifled, the end and side-stones having been displaced at the north-east and southwest angles. Original length would appear to have been 2 feet 10 inches, and the width 1 foot 7 inches. The greatest length of the cover-stone is 4ft 9 inches and its greatest width 3 feet 1 1/2 inches." ... "A flat-topped cairn measuring 5.4m in diameter and standing a maximum of 0.4m high. A well-preserved cist 1.3m long, 0.6m wide and 0.15m deep is largely obscured by the coverstone". Lethbridge p.43 Langcombe Cist A (Upper Deadman's Bottom) - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX61206698

Deadman's Bottom, South Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Deadman's Bottom, South Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60788 66892
NMR record: SX 66 NW 45
HER record: 5119
Megalithic Portal: 3194
PMD: Deadman's Bottom N 2
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Deadmans S
Butler map: 50.3.1
Grinsell: SHA 8
Turner: D12
DPD: 45
Barrow Report: 12 19
Dimensions (m): 5.0 x 0.2 C
Notes: Turner D12. Dixon #7. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 1 (Cist 1) Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Deadmans Bottom cists p.149). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 8. "Cairn consists of a stony mound, c 6.1m in diameter and c 0.5m high, contained by granite slabs some upright some fallen. The southern quadrant of the cairn has been disturbed. The remains of a very fine cist, box dimensions c. 0.8 x 0.7m internally, survives at its centre." One side slab and the cover-stone of the cist are missing although both could be slabs nearby. The cover-stone may be the large slab which lies to the south. Lethbridge p.45 Langcombe Cist D - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60796689

Dendles Waste Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Dendles Waste Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 61535 62805
NMR record: SX 66 SW 35
HER record: 4276
Megalithic Portal: 45691
PMD: Dendles Waste
Alternate name: Dendles Waste S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Dendles Wst
Butler map: 52.15
Grinsell: COR 14
Turner: D19
DPD: 64
Barrow Report: 43
Dimensions (m): 4.0 C
Notes: Turner D19. Dixon #43. Bar Rep. 43. Butler Dendles Waste S. - Vol. 3. Map 52.15 (diagram p.194). Grinsell CORNWOOD 14. "The circle, consists of eight flat slabs, set on edge and has an internal diameter of approximately 3.4m. Some of the stones from the western quadrant of the circle are missing; a single earthfast stone is all that survives. The rectangular cist lies roughly centrally within the circle and is oriented E to W. It measures 1.2m long by 0.6m and 0.5m deep with slabs still in place both sides". Lethbridge diagram p.63, photo p.64.
Nearby sites: SX61546281

Devil's Elbow Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58192 72708
NMR record: SX 57 SE 63
HER record: 14310
Megalithic Portal: 36761
PMD: Devil's Bridge
Alternate name: Hart Tor N. Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:DevilsElbow
Butler map: 46.1
Butler Vol 5: p.168 & Fig.107
Grinsell: WAL 10
Turner: E5
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x 0.4 C
Notes: Turner E5. Ring cairn consisting of a circle of close set stones: almost a kerb circle, interior flat and no sign of cist. Diameter 8m, height 0.3m.
Nearby sites: SX58197271

Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 58342 65727
NMR record: SX 56 NE 170
HER record: 42211
Megalithic Portal: 45797
PMD: Ditsworthy Circle
Short Name: CT:Ditsworthy
Butler map: 49.6
Grinsell: B:SHE 36
Dimensions (m): c.8.0 x 0.3 C?
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Ring Setting" type cairn due to description in NMR. Butler Vol. 3. Map 49.6. Remains of a ring cairn with three hollows visible within the circle of stones. Two of these probably represent the sites of the two cists recorded by Breton who referred to this cairn as the 'Ditsworthy Circle'. Nothing can be seen of the cists today.
Nearby sites: SX58346573

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58397 69563
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3499
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 3
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:DownTorNE E
Butler map: 47.13.3
Grinsell: WAL 29
Turner: E34
DPD: 27
Barrow Report: 73
Dimensions (m): 4.2 x 0.6 C
Notes: Turner E34 (OS SX58376957). Dixon #108. Bar Rep. 73. Butler Hingston Hill N. 3. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.3 (diagram p.73 OS SX58396955). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 29 (OS 58276949 approx - same as HER MDV3499). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.1.
Nearby sites: SX58406956

Drizzlecombe Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59120 67130
NMR record: SX 56 NE 40
HER record: 3374
Megalithic Portal: 16932
PMD: Drizzlecombe N 14
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 14 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Drizzle
Butler map: 49.19.14
Grinsell: SHE 25a
Turner: E35
Barrow Report: 34
Dimensions (m): 3.5 x 0.2
Notes: Turner E35. "stone circle" marked on os 6" 1906. This site was almost totally excavated in 1914. Half an 11 foot diameter kerb circle and the slight remains of a cairn were found.3 flint flakes and a "well finished" scraper were found
Nearby sites: SX59126713

Drizzlecombe (Central) Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe (Central) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59253 67081
NMR record: SX 56 NE 43
HER record: 14772
Megalithic Portal: 3206
PMD: Drizzlecombe B
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe stone row 3 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Drizzle Ce
Butler map: 49.19.3
Grinsell: SHE 29
Turner: F13
Dimensions (m): 8.6 x 1.0
Notes: Central in alignment of 3 cairns. Cairn heads the NW Drizzlecombe row. See diagram in coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, marked as C3.
Nearby sites: SX59256708

Drizzlecombe (W) Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe (W) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59236 67101
NMR record: SX 56 NE 41
HER record: 3329
Megalithic Portal: 10499
PMD: Drizzlecombe N Row
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 4 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Drizzle W
Butler map: 49.19.4
Grinsell: SHE 28
Turner: F24
Dimensions (m): 8.8 x 0.9
Notes: Turner F24. Western most in alignment of 3 cairns. The other two cairns head Drizzlecombe rows. See diagram in coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, marked as C4.
Nearby sites: SX59246710

Drizzlecombe E. Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe E. Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59267 67065
NMR record: SX 56 NE 42
HER record: 4047
Megalithic Portal: 3207
PMD: Drizzlecombe C
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe stone row 2 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Drizzle E
Butler map: 49.19.2
Grinsell: SHE 30
Turner: F7
DPD: 39
Dimensions (m): 9.2 x 1.0
Notes: Turner F7. Eastern most in alignment of 3 cairns. Cairn heads the NE Drizzlecombe row. See diagram in coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, marked as C2. Lethbridge Row B. pp.38-42. Diagram p.38. See also 14780
Nearby sites: SX59276707

Drizzlecombe S Row Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe S Row Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59170 66964
NMR record: SX 56 NE 46
HER record: 14779
Megalithic Portal: 16937
PMD: Drizzlecombe SW Row
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe stone row 1 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Drizzle S
Butler map: 49.19.1
Grinsell: SHE 32
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.8
Notes: "Cairn lies at the north-east end of Row A (South Row)of the Drizzlecombe group. Cairn measures 6.7 metres in diameter, up to 0.8 metres high, with central hollow 2.3 metres by 1.5 metres by 0.25 metres deep." "Small number of edge stones around the periphery represent a kerb. Large flat stone, 1.7m by 1m by 0.3m thick, situated immediately s of the mound may be the displaced coverstone from a cist"
Nearby sites: SX59176696

Dunnabridge Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63587 75500
NMR record: SX 67 NW 54
HER record: 5952
Megalithic Portal: 37603
PMD: Smith Hill
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Dunnabridge
Butler map: 27.20.9
Grinsell: LYD 65
Turner: E37
DPD: 120
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Turner E37. Dixon #81. Bar Rep. 58. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 9) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.9 (diagram p52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 65. Lethbridge Cist 3 diagram p.119 and photo bottom p.120.
Nearby sites: SX63597550

Dunstone Cup Stone

OS Map: SX 71670 75850
NMR record: SX 77 NW 83
HER record: 18864
Megalithic Portal: 45855
Short Name: CS:Dunstone
Notes: "Cup-marked stone at SX71677585, Dunstone. Dunstone Rock is a large, weathered undressed granite boulder aligned approximately due North-South. It is 2.4m long by 1.4m wide and 1.0m high. The surface has 13 cups which fall into two groups. Although some of the cups may be natural, Dunstone manor takes its name from this stone and is recorded in Domesday as "Dunestonetuna" suggesting a long tradition of importance attached to the stone. A tradition of paying rent money by placing money in the cups is recorded until recent times."
Nearby sites: SX71677585

Easdon Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 73350 82300
NMR record: SX 78 SW 4
HER record: 8767
Megalithic Portal: 45848
PMD: Easdon Tor
Short Name: RC:Easdon Hill
Butler map: 22.3
Grinsell: MAN 1
Turner: A61
Dimensions (m): 15.5
Notes: Turner A61. "A cairn with a large centrally placed rock which is possibly the capstone of a kist. Robbers have excavated around and about this giving a rock strewn central hollow to the cairn. There is no encircling ditch. The capstone is approximately square. Touching its base at the east is a triangular shaped orthostat. The cairn is situated on the very summit of a hill."
Nearby sites: SX73358230

East Glazebrook Platform Cairn Circle

East Glazebrook Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66623 61237
NMR record: SX 66 SE 115
HER record: 15960
Megalithic Portal: 808
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball 6 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:E Glaze Row
Butler map: 56.8.6
Grinsell: UGB 3a
Turner: E50
Dimensions (m): 14.0 x 0.4
Notes: Turner E50 Platform Cairn with Outer Stone Circles. "A ruined cairn with a very stony centre and the remains of multiple concentric rings of small stones visible on the south side. A substantial bank survives on the north side." Lethbridge p.82
Nearby sites: SX66626124

East Glazebrook Encircled Cairn

East Glazebrook Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66679 61215
NMR record: SX 66 SE 43
HER record: 15961
Megalithic Portal: 3160
PMD: Corringdon Ball C Stone Row
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball stone rows 1 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:East Glaze
Butler map: 56.8.1
Grinsell: UGB 4
Turner: F14
DPD: 82
Barrow Report: 66
Dimensions (m): 14.5
Notes: Cairn at east end of the Corringdon Ball group of multiple stone rows . Six pillars of the retaining circle are clearly visible. For more detail see entries for the Corringdon Ball rows.
Nearby sites: SX66686122

Eastern beacon (S) Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 66755 58770
NMR record: SX 65 NE 5
HER record: 3106
Megalithic Portal: 17583
Alternate name: Ugborough Beacon 4 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:E Beacon S
Butler map: 53.16.6
Grinsell: UGB 20
Turner: E52
Barrow Report: 62
Dimensions (m): 20.0 x 2.2
Notes: Turner E52. Flat top turf-covered cairn. 20.5m. diameter, 1.7m. high. Possible remains of retaining circle. Large hollow in centre
Nearby sites: SX66765877

Erme Cairn Circle

Erme Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Upper Erme Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 63517 64442
NMR record: SX 66 SW 94
HER record: 4310
Megalithic Portal: 533
Alternate name: Upper Erme stone row Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:The Dancers
Butler map: 55.7.1
Grinsell: COR 10
Turner: G16
DPD: 71
Dimensions (m): 15.8 x 0.3
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G16. An impressive cairn circle (often referred to as a stone circle) on Stall Moor which is also known as The Dancers, Kiss in the Ring or Stall Moor Circle. "Round barrow with retaining circle at south end of longest Dartmoor stone row. Diameter 16m, height of mound 0.3m." Lethbridge pp.70-71, diagram p.71
Nearby sites: SX63526444

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65483 84101
NMR record: SX 68 SE 58
HER record: 14885
Megalithic Portal: 35827
Alternate name: Fernworthy 3 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:FernworthyS
Butler map: 35.15.3
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.14
Grinsell: LYD 21
Turner: F25
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner F25. Newman Barrow A. Small turf-covered cairn at the northern end of the western double stone row south of Fernworthy stone circle forming part of the Froggymead ceremonial complex. It measures 6.5 metres in diameter and has a central hollow resulting from excavation in 1898. Two rings of orthostats, 7m and 5m diameter, around cairn 4.5m diameter and 0.2m high (Turner). It once had a retaining circle of small stones but only three were visible in 2013. DNP Post 2D.
Nearby sites: SX65488410

Fernworthy E. Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65561 84090
NMR record: SX 68 SE 57
HER record: 6560
Megalithic Portal: 3234
Alternate name: Fernworthy 5 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:FernworthyE
Butler map: 35.15.5
Grinsell: LYD 24
Turner: F4
DPD: 138
Dimensions (m): c.6.0 x 0.6
Notes: Turner F4. Newman Barrow D. "5.8m diameter. Has 3 stones spaced on the east side. A beaker, flint knife, dress fastener and a piece of bronze were discovered when the cairn was excavated in 1898". The crushed beaker. When reconstructed it became one of Dartmoor's most important Bronze Age finds and is now on display in Plymouth City Museum along with the other artifacts retrieved. DNP Post 7D.
Nearby sites: SX65568409

Fordsland Ledge Chambered Cairn

OS Map: SX 57585 88899
NMR record: SX 58 NE 2
HER record: 3169
Megalithic Portal: 36418
PMD: Fordsland Ledge
Short Name: CN:Fordsland
Butler map: 42.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.98
Grinsell: OKE 4
Dimensions (m): 10 x 0.4
Notes: " In a crest position on Fordsland Ledge at 581.0m OD is the disturbed remains of a turf-and-heather-covered cairn. It measures 12.2m by 13.9m in diameter and is 1.1m high. In a hollow in the centre are a number of large stones suggesting the possibility of a former cist or even a chamber, utilizing the natural outcrop as its base." "The large stones visible in the centre of the feature are somewhat unusual and not typical of a cist-like structure. The presence of a chamber is very doubtful and it is more likely that the interior of the cairn has, at some point, been remodelled to create a small shelter."
Nearby sites: SX57598890

Foxtor Mires W. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Foxtor Mires W. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60767 70481
NMR record: SX 67 SW 77
HER record: 12967
Megalithic Portal: 24008
PMD: Whiteworks
Short Name: CT:FoxtorMireW
Butler map: 64.6
Turner: E19
DPD: 97
Dimensions (m): 5.0 x 0.5 C
Notes: Turner E19 (Fox Tor Newtake). Butler Foxtor Mires W. - Vol. 4. Map 64.6 (diagram p.222). Cairn with kerb circle, visible on N, E & W sides, with a central cist. "Seven large orthostats of the retaining circle remain in situ on the south and south-east side (see plan). The cist is entirely below ground level to a depth of 0.7m and measures 1.0m by 0.6m. The two endstones and two sidestones are visible; a stone which may be the coverstone lies on the ground to one side". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photos bottom p.97.
Nearby sites: SX60777048

Ger Tor Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54651 83378
NMR record: SX 58 SW 46
HER record: 48908
Megalithic Portal: 45645
Alternate name: Ger Tor Summit Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Ger Tor
Butler map: 32.4
Turner: E24
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 0.4
Notes: Turner E24. "Cairn on ger tor, n side. Platform circle with ring of kerb stones 4.6m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.2m high. Much disturbed (turner)."
Nearby sites: SX54658338

Gibbet Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 49972 80867
NMR record: SX 48 SE 11
HER record: 3202
Megalithic Portal: 45828
Short Name: RC:Gibbet Hill
Grinsell: MAR 1
Dimensions (m): 17.5 x 0.4
Notes: Duplicated in HER see 3202 and 22751. Turner A15. "Stone ring measuring 10.8 meters in diameter internally with bank 1.7 meters wide and 0.4 meters high."
Nearby sites: SX49978087

Glasscombe Corner Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 66100 60802
NMR record: SX 66 SE 49
HER record: 49561
Megalithic Portal: 1951
PMD: Glasscombe Corner Stone Row
Alternate name: Glasscombe Corner stone row Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Glasscombe
Butler map: 56.12
Grinsell: UGB 5
Turner: G28
Dimensions (m): 3.5
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G28. Lower end of stone row. "A stone row, 300 yds S 41o W from Glasscombe Corner. The southern 368 feet are a double row and the northern 212 feet 6 inches a single row. The northern part has lost no stones and the change from double to single is abrupt and complete. At the S.W. end are the remains of a cairn and at the NE. end is a retaining circle with many of the stones fallen. It would appear thus that there was a grave at either end of the row. "
Nearby sites: SX66106080

Goldsmith's Cross E.2. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Goldsmith's Cross E.2. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 61804 70322
NMR record: SX 67 SW 41
HER record: 6342
Megalithic Portal: 42707
PMD: Fox Tor Mires cairn
Alternate name: Goldsmith's Cross E.2 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:GoldsmithE2
Butler map: 64.5.2
Grinsell: LYD 95
Turner: D23
DPD: 95
Dimensions (m): 2.5 C
Notes: Turner D23 (Fox Tor Mire) - Proc Devon Arch Soc 48 (diagram p.45). Butler Goldsmith's Cross E. 2 - Vol. 4. Map 64.5 (Cairn 2 - diagram p.221). Grinsell LYDFORD 95 (Fox Tor Mire). "West end stone of cist leans slightly inwards, otherwise a perfect cist measuring 0.75m NW-SE by 0.5m wide by 0.4m deep. Retaining circle of 7 stones averaging 0.4m high. No coverstone or barrow". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photo bottom right p.95 and on p.96.
Nearby sites: SX61807032

Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61245 66423
NMR record: SX 66 NW 33
HER record: 5083
Megalithic Portal: 14930
PMD: Grim's Grave
Short Name: CT:Grims Grave
Butler map: 50.3.3
Grinsell: SHA 13
Turner: D20
DPD: 46
Barrow Report: 12 20
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.6 C
Notes: Turner D20. Dixon #14. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Vol. 3. Map 50.3 Cairn 3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153, photo pp.94-96). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 13. "A ring cairn set into the slope, c 4.5m in diameter, with a cist at its centre. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound contained by a ring of upright slabs, most leaning outwards, c 1m in height; the mound rises to c 0.4m at top of cist. The cist, box dimensions c 0.8m x 0.95m internally, is formed from edge-set slabs. One side slab is c 1.7m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick. The monument survives in a very good condition though the cover-stone is missing - this is possibly the slab that now lies on the down-slope side." Lethbridge p.46 Langcombe Cist G (Grim's Grave) - diagram p.43.
Nearby sites: SX61256642

Grim's Grave (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Grim's Grave (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 61251 66313
NMR record: SX 66 NW 34
HER record: 5126
Megalithic Portal: 14929
PMD: Langcombe Brook S.
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:GrimsGraveS
Butler map: 50.3.4
Butler Vol 5: p.160
Grinsell: SHA 18
Turner: E8
DPD: 46
Barrow Report: 50
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x 0.4 C
Notes: Turner E8. Dixon #47. Bar Rep. 50. Butler Langcombe Brook 4 (Cairn 4) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 18. Lethbridge p.46 Langcombe Cist H - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX61256631

Grimslake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Grimslake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 70418 81166
NMR record: SX 78 SW 10
HER record: 8744
Megalithic Portal: 44533
The Stone Rows of GB: Grimslake Cist
PMD: Hookney Down
Alternate name: Grimslake Mire Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Grimslake
Butler map: 20.16
Butler Vol 5: p.219 & Fig.153
Grinsell: N.BOV 3
Turner: E18
DPD: 128
Dimensions (m): 6.4 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E18 - Grimspound. Dixon #100. Butler Grimslake Mire - Vol. 1. Map 20.16 (diagram p.147). Grinsell NORTH BOVEY 3 (Hookney Down). Cairn with kerb circle and central cist. Lethbridge diagram p.127 and photo top p.128.
Nearby sites: SX70428117

Gripper's Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Gripper's Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 68650 65503
NMR record: SX 66 NE 14
HER record: 5224
Megalithic Portal: 45822
Alternate name: Gripper's Hill Summit 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Grippers
Butler map: 57.31.1
Grinsell: DEA 4
Turner: A9
Dimensions (m): 11.0 x 0.7
Notes: Turner A9. NMR A. "Ring cairn on Gripper's Hill; stone ring 14.0 metres in diameter internally, with bank 1.2 meters wide and 0.3 meters high."
Nearby sites: SX68656550

Gutter Tor N. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Gutter Tor N. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57676 67137
NMR record: SX 56 NE 39
HER record: 4015
Megalithic Portal: 17511
PMD: Gutter Tor N.
Alternate name: Gutter Tor 3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:GutterTor N
Butler map: 49.5.3
Grinsell: SHE 9
Turner: E38
DPD: 33
Barrow Report: 59
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: (Previously listed as Gutter Tor No.2) Turner E38. Dixon #86. Bar Rep. 59. Butler Gutter Tor 3 - Vol. 3. Map 49.5 (diagram p.118 "North cairn and cist"). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 9. "A cairn with cist and a double circle of stones situated on the north-facing slope of Gutter Tor at about 305m OD. The end-stones and side-stones of the cist are in situ but the coverstone is missing." Lethbridge p.32-33 Cist A. Duplicated by HER 4045.Note Garmin NGR
Nearby sites: SX57686714

Harbourne Head A Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Harbourne Head A Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 69119 65039
NMR record: SX 66 SE 11
HER record: 5802
Megalithic Portal: 42628
Alternate name: Parnell's Hill 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Harbourne A
Butler map: 57.31.6
Grinsell: DEA 8
Turner: A55
Dimensions (m): 24.0 x 1.2
Notes: Turner A55. "One of a pair of cairns on Gripper's Hill." " A ring cairn, Harbourne Head consisting of a stone ring 17.0 metres in diameter internally, with bank 1.8 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Cairn contains a central mound, 12.0 metres in diameter, 0.8 metres high. This type of cairn is referred to as a Dartmoor version of the Wessex bell barrows."
Nearby sites: SX69126504

Harbourne Head B Embanked Cairn Circle

Harbourne Head B Embanked Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 69147 65009
NMR record: SX 66 SE 11
HER record: 5803
Megalithic Portal: 3279
Alternate name: Parnell's Hill 2 Embanked Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Harbourne B
Butler map: 57.31.7
Grinsell: DEA 10
Turner: B12
Dimensions (m): 23.0 x 1.5
Notes: Turner B12. "Embanked stone circle; annular bank of earth and/or stones with inner kerb of orthostats. Measures 15.0 metres in diameter internally with bank 2.0 metres wide and 0.5 meters high with a cairn in the centre, 9.0 metres in diameter and 1.1 metres in height. The west and south sides have been disturbed."
Nearby sites: SX69156501

Harford Gate Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64497 59676
NMR record: SX 65 NW 32
HER record: 42776
Megalithic Portal: 3281
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.9 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:HarfordGate
Butler map: 53.11.9
Grinsell: HAR 26
Turner: F3
Dimensions (m): 6.5 x 0.3
Notes: Turner F3. "This cairn occupies a prominent position on the brow of a hill and is one of two north-west of Harford Moor Gate. Measures 13 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height, it is turf-covered and has a retaining kerb."
Nearby sites: SX64505968

Hart Tor North Encircled Cairn

Hart Tor North Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hart Tor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57718 71716
NMR record: SX 57 SE 32
HER record: 49460
Megalithic Portal: 978
PMD: Harter N Stone Row
Alternate name: Hart Tor double stone row Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Hart Tor N
Butler map: 46.5
Butler Vol 5: p.39 & Fig.16
Grinsell: WAL 12
Turner: F12
DPD: 25
Dimensions (m): 9.3 x 0.8
Notes: The cairn circle is 9.3m across and consists of 14 tall slabs some of which have fallen. Wilkinson noticed concentric stone circles - which can't be seen today although there is clearly an inner circular mound. NMR A.
Nearby sites: SX57727172

Haytor Down Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 76700 78110
NMR record: SX 77 NE 34
HER record: 48849
Megalithic Portal: 45820
Alternate name: Haytor Down N.1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Haytor Down
Butler map: 2.6.1
Butler Vol 5: p.190 & Fig.132
Turner: A7
Dimensions (m): 17
Notes: Turner A7. "Ring cairn on Haytor Down. Stone ring 21.0 meters internal diameter, with bank 1.5 meters wide and 0.4 meters high. Modern entrance." One of group of 4 cairns - see Butler for diagram in Vol 1 and 5.
Nearby sites: SX76707811

Hemstone Rocks Platform Cairn Circle

Hemstone Rocks Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64856 83806
NMR record: SX 68 SW 26
HER record: 6730
Megalithic Portal: 45619
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.3 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.3
Grinsell: LYD 17b
Turner: E12
Notes: Turner E12. Next to Turner ring cairn D9. Grinsell Lydford 17b. "Remains of a cairn 8.0 metres diameter and up to 0.2 metres high to the north of the hut settlement. There are two pits cut into it, probably the result of work carried out by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1901." DNP Site 9F.
Nearby sites: SX64868381

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64852 83850
NMR record: SX 68 SW 26
HER record: 6729
Megalithic Portal: 45619
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.2 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.2
Grinsell: LYD 17a
Turner: D9
Dimensions (m): 6
Notes: Turner D9. Butler Hemstone Rocks N. 1 - Vol. 2. Map 35.7. Central cist. Next to Turner Platform Circle E12. Grinsell Lydford 17a. There are 3 cairns in the vicinity and they are according to Newman [2013] impossible to match up with the old reports. These cairns were excavated by Baring-Gould in 1900. A flint flake was found in the cist. There is also a rectangular pit in this cairn which could be from the 1900 excavation. See also: MDV48854. DNP Site 8F
Nearby sites: SX64858385

Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 59606 65893
NMR record: SX 56 NE 101
HER record: 3503
Megalithic Portal: 45728
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 6
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hentor C
Butler map: 49.22.6
Grinsell: SHA 27
Turner: D14
DPD: 49
Barrow Report: 52
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.2 C
Notes: Turner D14. Dixon #52. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Hen Tor 6 (Cairn 6) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 27. "The cairn is 5.2m in diameter and 0.7m high with the remains of a retaining circle. The cist is 1.1m by 0.6m and 0.6m deep with a stone floor; it is aligned north west/south east". Lethbridge p.49 Shavercombe Cist A - diagram 49
Nearby sites: SX59616589

Hentor (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59372 65801
NMR record: SX 56 NE 100
HER record: 3479
Megalithic Portal: 45661
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 2
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Hentor 2
Butler map: 49.22.2
Grinsell: SHA 26
Turner: E48
DPD: 50
Barrow Report: 20
Dimensions (m): 5.0 x 0.4 C
Notes: Turner E48 - Shavercombe . Dixon Hentor. Dixon #11. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Hen Tor Cairn 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 26. "A cairn with circle and cist. The cairn is 5m in diameter and 0.4m high and contains at least six upright stones forming a circle that surrounds the centrally placed cist. The cist, in fair condition, is aligned north west/south east. A flat stone lying immediately south west of the cist may be the capstone." Lethbridge p.50-51 Shavercombe Cist E - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59376580

Hentor Farm Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59095 65774
NMR record: SX 56 NE 190
HER record: 12744
Megalithic Portal: 45774
PMD: Hen Tor Meadow
Short Name: CT:Hentor Farm
Grinsell: SHA 48
Turner: E45
Dimensions (m): 3 x 0.15
Notes: Turner E45 - has "central cist". Not listed by Butler (relevant map Vol. 3. Map 49.22). NMR record suggests no field evidence can be found for this site. Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 48. "A slight cairn with retaining circle, enclosing a cist aligned SSE-NNW, near the junction of Shavercombe Lake and River Plym." The author of this website was unable to locate this cist in the vicinity of SX 59095 65774 on 13/08/17. Either the grid reference is inaccurate or the site is difficult to find, possibly obscured by vegetation. The accounts from Turner and in the HER seem to indicate that the site does actually exist.
Nearby sites: SX59106577

Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59632 65778
NMR record: SX 56 NE 104
HER record: 3492
Megalithic Portal: 45662
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 4
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:HenTorWarre
Butler map: 49.22.4
Grinsell: SHA 29
Turner: E47
DPD: 50
Barrow Report: 12 20
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.4 C
Notes: Turner E47 - Hentor Warren. Dixon Shavercombe Cist. Dixon #12. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Hen Tor Cairn 4- Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 29. "On the slope north of Hen Tor at 395.0m OD is the remains of a cairn with a cist. The cairn measures 5.6m in diameter and 0.6m in height with a few stones of a cairn circle 3.2m in diameter remaining on the west side. The cist is 1.2m by 0.4m and 0.5m deep with a coverstone 1.6m by 1.1m at its maximum." Lethbridge p.50 Shavercombe Cist C - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59636578

High Willhays Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58040 89210
NMR record: SX 58 NE 19
HER record: 20152
Megalithic Portal: 36417
Alternate name: Harter Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:HighWillhay
Butler map: 42.4
Turner: A65
Dimensions (m): 10 x 0.6
Notes: Turner A65. "Higher willhayes ring cairn. Irregular segment of stone ring set against rock outcrop.10m wide n-s and 5.5m radius to outcrop, with bank 1m wide and 0.2m high. Also contains segment of stone setting 7.5m wide n-s, 2.5m radius to outcrop"
Nearby sites: SX58048921

High Willhays (N) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58050 89220
NMR record: SX 58 NE 18
HER record: 21296
Megalithic Portal: 45849
Alternate name: High Willhays? Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:HighWillh N
Butler map: 42.2
Grinsell: OKE 5
Turner: A64
Dimensions (m): 22
Notes: Turner A64. Possibly HER 21296? OS co-ords do not quite match. Butler lists OKE 5, 5a
Nearby sites: SX58058922

Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn

Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 59201 69453
NMR record: SX 56 NE 31
HER record: 3375
Megalithic Portal: 27900
PMD: Narrator Brookhead N.
Alternate name: Narrator Brookhead 1 Chambered Cairn
Short Name: CN:Hingston
Butler map: 47.7.1
Butler Vol 5: p.158
Grinsell: WAL 32
Dimensions (m): 19.0 x 1.6
Notes: The large cairn to NW of Down Tor (Hingston Hill) stone row has been claimed to contain a cist or "elements of chambering" (Burnard via PMD). A stony round cairn located on the flatish sadle of Hingston Hill. The cairn mound measures 17 metres in diameter and stands up to 1.5 metres high. A hollow in the centre of the mound measures 4 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1.2 metres deep, and is probably the result of partial robbing or early excavation. The edges of the mound are steep-sided, indicating the existence of a kerb, which now survives mainly as a buried feature. A quarry ditch surrounds the mound, visible as a 1.5 metre wide band of rushes on the northern side of the mound, the result of increased moisture in the buried ditch. This cairn is in direct line with the two terminal stones at either end of a stone alignment to the south-west.
Nearby sites: SX59206945

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58693 69270
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3439
Megalithic Portal: 541
PMD: Down Tor Cairn Circle
Alternate name: Hingston Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
Grinsell: WAL 31
Turner: F6
DPD: 28
Barrow Report: 14
Dimensions (m): 12.0 x 0.5 C?
Notes: Turner F6. "The cairn circle consists of 26 upright stones and possibly two more now recumbent; it has an internal diameter of 11.5m. Within the circle is a cairn of 8.5m diameter and 0.6m height with a small depression in the centre which may be the site of a cist". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27.
Nearby sites: SX58696927

Holmingbeam Cup Stone

OS Map: SX 59490 75250
NMR record: SX 57 NE 64
HER record: 12807
Megalithic Portal: 10606
Short Name: CS:Holmingbeam
DPD: 107
Notes: "Mortar stone of uncertain date incorporated into the eastern boundary wall of Long Plantation. It was formerly, erroneously, recorded as a cup-marked stone." The stone is upside down in wall by road side and has the figure 18 painted on it. Lethbridge diagram and photo p.107
Nearby sites: SX59497525

Holne Lee Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Holne Lee Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 68656 69919
NMR record: SX 66 NE 1
HER record: 5199
Megalithic Portal: 45836
Alternate name: Holne Lee 7 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Holne Lee
Butler map: 58.11.7
Grinsell: HOL 17
Turner: A32
Dimensions (m): 18.0 x 0.8
Notes: NMR B. Turner A32. "One of four cairns on Holne Lee 1140 metres north-west of Greatcombe. Cairn diameter 20.5 metres, height 0.8 metres. Has a 4 metre wide circular bank surrounding a circular area measuring 12.5 metres in diameter.
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Nearby sites: SX68666992

Holne Moor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Holne Moor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 66919 70785
NMR record: SX 67 SE 38
HER record: 6474
Megalithic Portal: 27342
Alternate name: Holne Ridge N.9 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Holne Moor
Butler map: 60.26.9
Grinsell: HOL 5
Turner: A12
Dimensions (m): 22.0 x 0.8
Notes: Turner A12. "One of four cairns 310 metres south of Horn's Cross forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Ring cairn measuring 19.9 metres in diameter, height 0.9 metres. Has a 4 metre wide bank standing up to 0.9 metres high surrounding an 11.9 metre diameter internal area. A stone on the inner face of the east side of the cairn has been cut by tear and feather."
Nearby sites: SX66927079

Holne Moor (N) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 68090 71620
NMR: No record found
HER record: 26266
Megalithic Portal: 45830
Short Name: RC:HolneMoor N
Turner: A16
Dimensions (m): 9.5
Notes: Turner A16. "Possible cairn in corner of a field." "Stone ring 9.5m diam internally, with bank 1.2m wide and 0.4m high. Joined on w side by reave (turner)." No NMR record.
Nearby sites: SX68097162

Horn's Cross Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 66921 71125
NMR record: SX 67 SE 40
HER record: 6475
Megalithic Portal: 27342
Alternate name: Holne Ridge N.6 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Horns Cross
Butler map: 60.26.6
Grinsell: HOL 3
Turner: A35
DPD: 90
Dimensions (m): 15.5 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A35. "Remains of cairn; one of eight cairns forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Truncated cairn, or ring cairn, gap in north-east. Diameter 14 metres, height 0.3 metres."
Nearby sites: SX66927113

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 74107 78771
NMR record: SX 77 NW 29
HER record: 7398
Megalithic Portal: 24187
PMD: Hound Tor
Short Name: CT:Houndtor
Butler map: 8.6
Butler Vol 5: p.179 & Fig.121
Grinsell: MAN 13
Turner: D8
DPD: 151
Barrow Report: 53
Dimensions (m): 6.5 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner D8. Dixon #58. Bar Rep 53. Butler Vol. 1. Map 8.6 (diagram Vol. 5. p.179). Grinsell MANATON 13. "A ring cairn surviving as a mound 6.5 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. It is defined, except on the west side, by a ring of at least 19 close set granite stones. In the centre of the cairn is a north to south orientated cist, with both end stones and the western side stone remaining visible."
Nearby sites: SX74117877

Inner Pupers Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 67566 67421
NMR record: SX 66 NE 63
HER record: 13205
Megalithic Portal: 45847
PMD: Inner Pupers
Alternate name: Inner Puper's Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:InnerPupers
Butler map: 58.9
Grinsell: BUC 6
Turner: A60
DPD: 89
Dimensions (m): 21.5 x 1.0
Notes: Turner A60. "The rock outcrop known as Inner Pupers is encompassed by a cairn of 13.0 meters overall diameter. It takes the shape of a platform 0.4 meters high around the rock, with a rim 1.5 meters wide and a further 0.4 meters high. Of small stones, with further 'natural' slabs protrude through."
Nearby sites: SX67576742

Joan Ford's Newtake Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63033 72172
NMR record: SX 67 SW 26
HER record: 6261
Megalithic Portal: 3296
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake 2 Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Joan Fords
Butler map: 63.3.2
Grinsell: LYD 91
Turner: G22
Barrow Report: 30
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G22. Bar Rep 30. "A stone circle with six identifiable erect or leaning stones. One forms the E post of the gateway, the west post, 7ft high, stands outside the circumference. It is because of its small diameter, without doubt a retaining circle; any internal features such as a central hollow or possible kistvean have been obliterated by the wall builders."
Nearby sites: SX63037217

Joan Ford's Newtake Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63143 72168
NMR record: SX 67 SW 27
HER record: 6260
Megalithic Portal: 3295
PMD: Joan Ford's Newtake
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake 1 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Joan Fords
Butler map: 63.3.1
Grinsell: LYD 92
Turner: B7
DPD: 99
Barrow Report: 30
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x 0.4
Notes: Turner B7. Dixon #28. Bar Rep. 30. Butler Joan Ford's Newtake 1 - Vol. 4. Map 63.3 (diagram p.214). Grinsell LYDFORD 92. "A low kerb within the disturbed fringes of the mound is 8.7m in diameter with more or less continuous upright slabs and boulders 0.3m to 0.6m high. A dry stone newtake wall crosses the N side and overlies part of the kerb. A well-preserved cist, oriented NW-SE, is internally 1.0m long, 0.5m to 0.65m wide and up to 0.7m deep. The coverstone leans against the SE side of the cist and measures 1.35m by 1.0m by 0.2." Lethbridge diagram p.99, photo bottom p.99.
Nearby sites: SX63147217

Knatta Barrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65970 64212
NMR record: SX 66 SE 10
HER record: 5717
Megalithic Portal: 45842
Short Name: RC:Knatta Bar.
Butler map: 57.29
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.102
Grinsell: BRE 2
Turner: A54
Dimensions (m): 14.0 x 0.7
Notes: Turner A54. "This large cairn (24m diameter, 1.7m height) composed of loose granite boulders. It is unusual among summit cairns in having a well defined outer bank about 1m wide and 0.5m high. This is partly turf covered but where eroded can be seen to be built of loose stone like the central cairn which touches it. It shows best on the north and east sides, while on the south west side it tends to merge into the body of the cairn. "
Nearby sites: SX65976421

Lakehead Hill Cairn Circle

Lakehead Hill Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64351 77493
NMR record: SX 67 NW 33
HER record: 5843
Megalithic Portal: 24365
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 5 Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Lakehead 5
Butler map: 27.19.5
Grinsell: LYD 55
Turner: G24
DPD: 117
Barrow Report: 54
Dimensions (m): 6.8
Notes: Butler Cairn 5. Tuner lists this as G24 Stone Circle. However, it is clear from its size and location near other Ring Settings that it is in fact better described as a Ring Setting despite having no visible internal structure. In these listings we will leave it as a cairn circle. "The cairn is defined by a circle of edge set stones which measure 7.8 metres in diameter and stand up to 0.9 metres high." Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo top p.117.
Nearby sites: SX64357749

Lakehead Hill Platform Cairn Circle

Lakehead Hill Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64358 77773
NMR record: SX 67 NW 31
HER record: 5869
Megalithic Portal: 1057
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Lakehead
Butler map: 27.19.1
Grinsell: LYD 53
Turner: E16
DPD: 114
Barrow Report: 55
Dimensions (m): 6.0
Notes: Turner E16. "Ring cairn.(diam 5.95m, n. End stone heig 0.45m, widt 1.0m, thic 0.2m) marked on os 6in map. Included in 1955 spooner/dixon report: (lakehead bellever laughter), site no.10. Site no.10a in bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp field report (dnp)." Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.114.
Nearby sites: SX64367777

Lakehead Hill 4 (E or Summit) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lakehead Hill 4 (E or Summit) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64500 77611
NMR record: SX 67 NW 32
HER record: 5871
Megalithic Portal: 2009
PMD: Lakehead Hill Summit
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 4 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Lakehead 4E
Butler map: 27.19.4
Butler Vol 5: p.59 & Fig.37
Grinsell: LYD 54
Turner: D6
DPD: 116
Dimensions (m): 6.7? C
Notes: Turner D6. Dixon #68. Bar Rep 55. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 4) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.4 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 54. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. A single stone row of at least 11 stones leading westward towards the cairn and cist. "The cairn measures 6.7 metres in diameter and is defined by several edge set stones, which in turn surround a large restored cist formed by five substantial upright slabs supporting a capstone measuring 2.2 metre long by 1.55 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick." Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo top p.116.
Nearby sites: SX64507761

Lakehead Hill 6 (Newtake) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lakehead Hill 6 (Newtake) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64363 77476
NMR record: SX 67 NW 34
HER record: 5842
Megalithic Portal: 24365
PMD: Lakehead Hill Central
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:LakeNew 6
Butler map: 27.19.6
Grinsell: LYD 56
Turner: D10
DPD: 117
Barrow Report: 54
Dimensions (m): 5.6 C
Notes: Turner D10. Dixon #64. Bar Rep 54. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 6) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.6 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 56. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.117.
Nearby sites: SX64367748

Langcombe (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Langcombe (S) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60866 66156
NMR record: SX 66 NW 36
HER record: 5128
Megalithic Portal: 45729
PMD: Langcombe Brook 6
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 6 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Langcombe S
Butler map: 50.3.6
Grinsell: SHA 19
Turner: E23
DPD: 47
Barrow Report: 50 52
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E23. Dixon "Grim's Grave South-west of" #53. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Langcombe Brook 6 (Cairn 6) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 19. "A cist, lying a little over 590 yds south west of Grim's Grave, within a flat topped cairn. Cist has two sides and the south end stone are in place and the cover stone rests in part over the cist". Lethbridge p.47 Langcombe Cist J - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60876616

Langstone Moor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 54840 77920
NMR record: SX 57 NW 112
HER record: 48862
Megalithic Portal: 45833
Short Name: RC:Langstone
Turner: A22
Dimensions (m): 6.9
Notes: Turner A22. "A semi-circular bank, possibly the remains of a ring cairn.1.4 to 2m wide, 0.4m high. Composed of small + medium sized stones now largely turf-covered. It fades at each end of a near-perfect semi-circle of 14.9m internal diam. There is a low stone pile, 0.2m high, in se quadrant"
Nearby sites: SX54847792

Leather Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 56325 69524
NMR record: SX 56 NE 8
HER record: 3434
Megalithic Portal: 34457
PMD: Cross Gate
Alternate name: Leather Tor S. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Leather Tor
Butler map: 45.17
Grinsell: WAL 25
Turner: E20
DPD: 23
Barrow Report: 54
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.4 C
Notes: Turner E20. Dixon #61. Bar Rep. 54. Butler Leather Tor S. - Vol. 3. Map 45.17 (diagram p.52). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 25. "A cist, consisting of two side stones and an end stone, contained within a barrow surrounded by a 16ft 6 ins diameter Kerb circle."
Nearby sites: SX56336952

Legis Lake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Legis Lake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 56595 65762
NMR record: SX 56 NE 62
HER record: 4030
Megalithic Portal: 34131
PMD: Legis Lake
Alternate name: Ringmoor Down 2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Legis Lake
Butler map: 49.21.2
Grinsell: SHE 20
Turner: E32
DPD: 36
Barrow Report: 29
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E32. Dixon #27. Bar Rep. 29. Butler Ringmoor Down 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.21 (diagram p.145). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 20. Lethbridge Brisworthy Cist p.34-36. Diagram p.34 site 5.
Nearby sites: SX56606576

Legis Lake Encircled Cairn

Legis Lake Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 56563 65513
NMR record: SX 56 NE 63
HER record: 3360
Megalithic Portal: 34135
Alternate name: Ringmoor Down 1 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Legis Lake
Butler map: 49.21.1
Grinsell: SHE 21
Turner: F15
Barrow Report: 29
Dimensions (m): 10.0 x 0.3
Notes: "cairn with retaining circle of which 5 stones protrude and there are indications of others. Diameter 8.2m, height 0.2m. Excavated by r. H. Worth: just n of centre, a pit containing charcoal mixed with earth."
Nearby sites: SX56566551

Legis Tor Ossuary

OS Map: SX 57520 65440
NMR record:
HER record: -1
Megalithic Portal: 45857
Alternate name: Legis Tor Ossuary Ossuary
Short Name: OS:LegisTor
DPD: 37
Notes: An intriguing structure consisting of two very large parallel slabs on Legis Tor. Site discovered by Lethbridge who suggests it might be an ossuary. No entries in HER or NMR. OS Grid reference is a guesstimate, see Lethbridge p.37 diagram and photo.
Nearby sites: SX57526544

Legis Tor, East Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Legis Tor, East Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57474 65542
NMR record: SX 56 NE 66
HER record: 3424
Megalithic Portal: 45857
PMD: Legis Tor E.
Alternate name: Legis Tor E.1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Legis Tor E
Butler map: 49.2.1
Grinsell: SHE 23
Turner: E42
DPD: 38
Barrow Report: 51
Dimensions (m): 3.5 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E42. Dixon #49. Bar Rep. 51. Butler Legis Tor E - Vol. 3. Map 49.2.1 (diagram p.113). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 23. Lethbridge p.37-38 Diagram p.37 Cist B.
Nearby sites: SX57476554

Legis Tor, West Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Legis Tor, West Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57394 65482
NMR record: SX 56 NE 67
HER record: 3365
Megalithic Portal: 34130
PMD: Legis Tor W.
Alternate name: Legis Tor E.2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Legis Tor W
Butler map: 49.2.2
Grinsell: SHE 22
Turner: E43
DPD: 37
Barrow Report: 12 20
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Dixon #10. Turner E43. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Legis Tor E. 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.2 (diagram p.114). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 22. Lethbridge p.37 Cist A. The photo is thought to be the capstone of this cist.
Nearby sites: SX57396548

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64541 60262
NMR record: SX 66 SW 55
HER record: 4256
Megalithic Portal: 1108
PMD: Lower Piles
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.15 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Lower Piles
Butler map: 53.11.15
Grinsell: HAR 8
Turner: D13
DPD: 76
Barrow Report: 37 62
Dimensions (m): 5.4 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner D13. Dixon #38. Bar Rep 36. Butler Piles Hill S.W. - Vol. 4. Map 53.11.15 (p.33 diagram of cist & plan of cairns on Piles Hill p.30). Grinsell HARFORD 8. "A cist with a retaining circle, diameter 14 to 15 feet, of which seven stones still remain, lies about 150 yds south of the south east angle of Lower Piles enclosure. The cist measures 3 feet 7 inches in length by 1 foot 4 inches wide at the south-eastern end and 2 feet wide at the north western. The present depth is from 2 feet 9 inches to 3 feet. The cover-stone and the north-western end-stone are missing." Letchfield diagram p.76
Nearby sites: SX64546026

Mardle Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardle Embanked Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 67526 69359
NMR record: SX 66 NE 66
HER record: 5308
Megalithic Portal: 3374
Alternate name: Mardle Valley 1 Embanked Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Mardle
Butler map: 58.12.1
Turner: B11
Dimensions (m): 12.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner B11. embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stone with an inner edge of orthostats. Much disturbed. Internal diam 6.5m with bank 1.2m wide and 0.4m high (turner). This cairn has a very interesting structure appearing to be multiple circles of stones similar to the cairns at Corringdon Ball. This structure is difficult to capture in a photograph as the stones are small and the site much disturbed.
Nearby sites: SX67536936

Mardon Down Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76732 87265
NMR record: SX 78 NE 19
HER record: 19003
Megalithic Portal: 22313
PMD: Mardon Down Cairn 1
Alternate name: Mardon Down Ring Cairn 2 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Mardon Ring
Turner: A36
DPD: 149
Dimensions (m): 12
Notes: Turner A36. " Stone ring with central cairn. Outer ring measures 12.0 metres in diameter with bank 1.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. Central cairn 5.0 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high with disturbance on its western side. Outer ring has 2.5 metre wide entrance on the east."
Nearby sites: SX76738727

Mardon Down Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76751 87169
NMR record: SX 78 NE 19
HER record: 15158
Megalithic Portal: 22312
PMD: Mardon Down Cairn 1
Alternate name: Mardon Down Cairn 1 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Mardon Plat
Butler Vol 5: p.149 & Fig.91
Grinsell: MOR 5
Turner: E9
DPD: 149
Dimensions (m): 8.6 / 6.2 x 0.6
Notes: Turner E9. Platform circle consisting of a ring of kerb stones, measuring 7.0 metres in internal diameter, enclosing a flat-topped cairn 0.3 metres high, with boulder incorporated into perimeter.
Nearby sites: SX76758717

Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Mardon Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76744 87693
NMR record: SX 78 NE 5
HER record: 8308
Megalithic Portal: 3375
Alternate name: Mardon Down Pillared Circle 5 Embanked Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Mardon
Butler Vol 5: p.150 & Fig.92
Grinsell: MOR 1
Turner: B6
DPD: 149
Dimensions (m): 10 x 0.7
Notes: Turner B6. This is an impressive cairn circle with a well preserved ring of large pillars surrounded by an outer kerb ring of smaller slabs on their edges. The cairn is 11m. in diameter and 0.5m. high, with a well preserved cairn circle comprising a 9.0m. diameter circle of spaced uprights averaging 0.8m. high, with kerbing between. Unlike the stone circle it is marked on the OS Okehampton and North Dartmoor Landranger map (Sheet 191). It is easy to confuse this cairn with the less well preserved stone circle which is a few hundred metres to the south.
Nearby sites: SX76748769

Mardon Down (E) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76896 87602
NMR record: SX 78 NE 21
HER record: 12771
Megalithic Portal: 45824
Short Name: RC:Mardon East
Butler Vol 5: p.147 & Fig.89
Turner: A10
DPD: 149
Dimensions (m): 13.3
Notes: Turner A10. "Circular earthwork, possibly a ring cairn, the north-west corner of which has been destroyed where it abuts a footpath. Internal diameter 13.3 metres with a bank 2.5 metres wide and 0.6 metres high."
Nearby sites: SX76908760

Mardon Down S.E. Giants Grave Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Mardon Down Stone Circle & Cairns
OS Map: SX 76774 87432
NMR record: SX 78 NE 6
HER record: 8310
Megalithic Portal: 22315
Alternate name: Mardon Down Cairn 3 Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:MardonSE
Butler Vol 5: p.147 & Fig.89
Grinsell: MOR 4
Dimensions (m): 11.0 x 0.7
Notes: NMR C. Cairn 32.0 metres south-east of Giant's Grave. 11.0 metres diameter, 0.7 metres high with traces of a retaining circle on the south-west side.
Nearby sites: SX76778743

Merivale (S) Encircled Cairn

Merivale (S) Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 55366 74597
NMR record: SX 57 SE 9
HER record: 3759
Megalithic Portal: 10501
The Stone Rows of GB: Merrivale 4
PMD: Merrivale Menhir
Alternate name: Merrivale 6, near standing stone Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Merivale S
Butler map: 44.8.6
Grinsell: WAL 6
Turner: F19
Dimensions (m): 3.0 x 0.2
Notes: Turner F19. The cairn at SX 55367459, now turf-covered with an excavation pit in the centre, has a diameter of 2.4m. and a height of 0.1m
Nearby sites: SX55377460

Merrivale Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 55359 74745
NMR record: SX 57 SE 7
HER record: 4997
Megalithic Portal: 10503
PMD: Merrivale SW.
Alternate name: Merrivale 8 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:MerrivaleSW
Butler map: 44.8.8
Grinsell: WAL 1
Turner: B2
Dimensions (m): c.20.0
Notes: Turner B2. Butler Merrivale Vol. 3. Map 44.8.8 (pp.30-1). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 1. "The excavation of 1851 seems to have been thorough, completely destroying structural remains of both the cairn and the 'cist or inner circle',. There is now a circular turf covered area, 18.0m. in diameter, with random stones protruding through the surface. Off centre there is a hollow, 7.0m. by 4.0m. and 0.5m. deep."
Nearby sites: SX55367475

Merrivale double row B (centre) Encircled Cairn and Cist

Merrivale double row B (centre) Encircled Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Merrivale Complex
OS Map: SX 55444 74779
NMR record: SX 57 SE 12
HER record: 14796
Megalithic Portal: 3389
PMD: Merrivale S row
Alternate name: Merrivale double row 2, centre Encircled Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:MerrivaleB
Butler map: 44.8.2
Grinsell: WAL 4
Turner: F20
DPD: 17
Dimensions (m): 3.3 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner F20 - Merrivale(N). Butler Merrivale double row 2, (centre) - Vol. 3. Map 44.8.1 (diagram p.27). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 4. Lethbridge pp.16-18, diagram p.16.
Nearby sites: SX55447478

Merrivale NE Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Merrivale Ceremonial Complex [Photo Set 1]
OS Map: SX 55548 74817
NMR record: SX 57 SE 12
HER record: 14797
Megalithic Portal: 3390
The Stone Rows of GB: Merrivale 1
PMD: Merrivale A Stone Row
Alternate name: Merrivale double row 1, east end Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:MerrivaleNE
Butler map: 44.8.1
Dimensions (m): c.5.0
Notes: At the eastern end of the northern double stone row is the remains of a cairn and its surrounding stone circle.
Nearby sites: SX55557482

Merrivale North Embanked Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55337 74845
NMR record: SX 57 SE 6
HER record: 3757
Megalithic Portal: 10502
Alternate name: Merrivale 10 Embanked Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Merrivale N
Butler map: 44.8.10
Turner: B8
Dimensions (m): 9
Notes: Turner B8. "Turner describes this site as an embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stones with an inner edge of orthostats. Internal diameter is 8.0 meters with a bank 0.8 meters wide and 0.3 meters high. Much disturbed."
Nearby sites: SX55347485

Mis Tor Farm Embanked Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 56926 75946
NMR record: SX 57 NE 49
HER record: 15372
Megalithic Portal: 45609
Alternate name: Little Mis Tor S.E. Embanked Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:MisTor Farm
Butler map: 30.17
Butler Vol 5: p.163 & Fig.104
Grinsell: LYD 37a
Turner: B13
Dimensions (m): 22.0 x 0.4
Notes: Turner B13. "Base of ancient tumulus, about 20m in diameter, may have formed a bound of the ancient boundary between lydford and walkhampton (prowse)."
Nearby sites: SX56937595

Nine Stones, Belstone Cairn Circle

Nine Stones, Belstone Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Nine Maidens Cairn Circle, Belstone Tor
OS Map: SX 61230 92849
NMR record: SX 69 SW 12
HER record: 6865
Megalithic Portal: 535
PMD: The Nine Stones
Alternate name: Nine Stones Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Nine Stones
Butler map: 40.13
Grinsell: BEL 1
Turner: G23
DPD: 156
Barrow Report: 42
Dimensions (m): 7.2 x 0.6
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G23. The "Nine Stones" cairn circle "survives as a ring of at least 16 upright stones, standing up to 0.7 metres high, surrounding a slightly raised 7 metre diameter internal area". "A loose granite boulder in the centre of the circle may cover a cist; and there are vestiges of a mound around it. Well preserved." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Nine Maidens
Nearby sites: SX61239285

Penn Beacon Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 59827 62268
NMR record: SX 56 SE 63
HER record: 2402
Megalithic Portal: 45617
PMD: Penn Beacon 2
Alternate name: Penn Beacon S.2 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Penn Beacon
Butler map: 52.14.2
Grinsell: COR 4
Turner: E7
Dimensions (m): 13.0 x 0.5
Notes: Turner E7. A tumulus with a retaining circle, in poor condition. Diameter 12m, height 0.5m. "A cairn, about forty feet in diameter, from which almost all the stones have been removed and the central cist destroyed. It was surrounded by a circle of upright stones from one to three feet high, and to the west a row of two pairs of stones."
Nearby sites: SX59836227

Penn Beacon 1 Cairn Circle & Cist

Penn Beacon 1 Cairn Circle & Cist

OS Map: SX 59532 62482
NMR record: SX 56 SE 62
HER record: 12909
PMD: Penn Beacon 1
Alternate name: Penn Beacon 1 stone row Cairn Circle & Cist
Short Name: CT:Penn Beac2
Butler map: 52.14.1
Grinsell: COR 3
DPD: 61
Dimensions (m): 17.0 x 1.2 C
Notes: A cairn on the lower slope of Penn Beacon, close to stone row (sx56se/2). Opened in 1872 by Spence Bate and Oliver: a fine cist was found, a stone implement and many pot fragments, one quite substantial. The cairn stands at the north end of a double stone row which extends for 7.0m. The cist is not visible. See also: Bate's 1872 Report
Nearby sites: SX59536248

Piles Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65334 60849
NMR record: SX 66 SE 51
HER record: 5763
Megalithic Portal: 10030
Alternate name: Piles Hill Summit Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Piles Hill
Butler map: 54.19
Butler Vol 5: p.162 & Fig.103
Grinsell: HAR 12
Turner: A53
Dimensions (m): 30.0 x 1.2
Notes: Turner A53. Bell cairn of Wessex type. "Cairn on piles hill. An unusual monument, the equivalent of a bell barrow in stone. Cairn (diam 17.8m, heig 1.37m), berm(widt 3.05m), stone circle (diam 2.1m, heig 457mm)vis=12/4/1950 (os). Cairn with bell disc features. Slight hollow in the centre of the tump (mound), otherwise in good condition. No distinct outer bank could be found, but the berm and central tump were quite evident. "
Nearby sites: SX65336085

Plym Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Plym Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60427 67110
NMR record: SX 66 NW 42
HER record: 5133
Megalithic Portal: 45659
PMD: Langcombe Brook 8
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 8 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Plym Steps
Butler map: 50.3.8
Grinsell: SHA 4
Turner: D22
DPD: 44
Barrow Report: 19
Dimensions (m): 5.0 x 0.2 C
Notes: Turner D22. Central cist. Dixon #6. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 8 (Cairn 8)- Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 4. Lethbridge p.44 Langcombe Cist B - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60436711

Pupers Rock Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 67281 67376
NMR record: SX 66 NE 10
HER record: 5219
Megalithic Portal: 45845
Alternate name: Puper's Hill Summit Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Pupers Rock
Butler map: 58.9
Grinsell: DEA 1
Turner: A58
DPD: 89
Dimensions (m): 27.0 x 1.0
Notes: Turner A58. "Ring cairn incorporating a large flat-topped granite outcrop. The stone ring measures 17 meters in diameter internally with 2.5 meter wide bank 0.6 meters high. There are the remains of a stone circle, around 1.0 meter high within the outcrop."
Nearby sites: SX67286738

Ring of Bells Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 52140 82870
NMR record: SX 58 SW 15
HER record: 3221
Megalithic Portal: 45837
Short Name: RC:RingofBells
Grinsell: MAR 2
Turner: A34
Dimensions (m): 17 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A34. "Ring cairn with entrance. Stone ring 13m internal diam, with bank 1.5m wide and 0.3m high.3m wide entrance on ese side. Flag pole has been sited here"
Nearby sites: SX52148287

Ringmoor Down Cairn Circle

Ringmoor Down Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 56157 65947
NMR record: SX 56 NE 61
HER record: 4029
Megalithic Portal: 22947
Alternate name: Ringmoor Down 3 Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Ringmoor
Butler map: 49.21.3
Grinsell: SHE 18
Turner: G29
DPD: 36
Barrow Report: 63
Dimensions (m): 3.5
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G29. Located about 230m NW of the cairn circle that terminates the Ringmoor Down stone row. "An 11ft 2ins diameter cairn circle composed of fourteen stones of which four have fallen over. Stones of quartz-schorl, not granite." "This feature has the semblance of having been recently created. The stones are mostly loose and irregularly spaced. As a monument type it appears to be unique on Dartmoor. It should not be considered of great antiquity." For a photo, see: Stone-Circles.org.uk: Ringmoor Cairn. Lethbridge kerb circle p.34-36. Diagram 34 site 4.
Nearby sites: SX56166595

Ringmoor Down Encircled Cairn

Ringmoor Down Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 56334 65807
NMR record: SX 56 NE 60
HER record: 3987
Megalithic Portal: 1233
PMD: Ringmoor Down Stone Row
Alternate name: Ringmoor Down stone row Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Ringmoor S
Butler map: 49.20
Grinsell: SHE 19
Turner: F5
DPD: 35
Dimensions (m): 12.7 x 0.1
Notes: Turner F5 "The cairn circle measures approximately 12.6m. in diameter and has eleven stones averaging 0.7m. high. The disturbed central cairn is 9.5m. in diameter and 0.4m. in height." "1909 the circle was restored and five of the present stones were introduced from elsewhere. Prior to restoration one stone was standing, four had fallen and the presumed sites of six other stones were represented by pits." Lethbridge Brisworthy cairn circle p.34-35. Diagram p. 34 site 2.
Nearby sites: SX56336581

Ringmore Down Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 56102 65907
NMR record: SX 56 NE 161
HER record: 19760
Megalithic Portal: 34142
Alternate name: Ringmoor Down 4 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Ringmoor N
Butler map: 49.21.4
Turner: A2
Dimensions (m): 35.0 x 0.1
Notes: Turner A2. Low embanked circle with no ditch, 36.0 metres diameter overall. A few upright stones still remain in the bank.
Nearby sites: SX56106591

Rippon Tor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Rippon Tor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 74662 75584
NMR record: SX 77 NW 48
HER record: 7539
Megalithic Portal: 17833
PMD: Rippon Tor Summit
Alternate name: Rippon Tor 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Rippon Tor
Butler map: 5.5.1
Grinsell: ILS 1
Dimensions (m): 28.0 x 4.0
Notes: NMR D. Turner A62. "Cairn built around tor. Diameter 25 metres, height 4.0 metres." "Ring cairn, internal diameter 4.5 metres, with bank 1.0 metre wide and 0.4 metres high. In the centre is a boulder 3.0 metres wide, 2.0 metres thick, 2.5 metres high."
Nearby sites: SX74667558

Rook Tor Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 60230 61530
NMR record: SX 66 SW 36
HER record: 49463
Megalithic Portal: 3445
Short Name: CC:Rook Tor
Butler map: 52.8
Turner: G21
Dimensions (m): 7.5
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G21. "10 stones standing, one a boulder" (Turner). The closest possible NMR entry that could fit refers to natural boulders. Butler refers to a possible cairn at SX60236153 "a semi-circle of slabs amongst the rocks of Rook Tor are obviously artificially set - remains suggest the site of a cairn, entirely demolished but for the retaining circle." (Butler Vol. 3. p.182). An alternative NMR entry refers to a hut circle at SX60866173, see: SX 66 SW 119. NB. Turner gives NGR SX61276148 - from satellite imagery this is way to the east away from outcrops and seems likely incorrect. This record sticks with Butler's grid reference.
Nearby sites: SX60236153

Round Pound Hut Circle

Round Pound Hut Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Round Pound and Kes Tor Settlements
OS Map: SX 66300 86800
NMR record: SX 68 NE 14
HER record: 6117
Megalithic Portal: 10445
Short Name: HC:RoundPound
Notes: "Round pound, near batworthy, a single hut with double walls enclosed in a circular pound, entered from a droveway from the nw, which is part of the kestor field system. There are 4 radial walls inserted in the pound in medieval times. Excavation has showed that this was a metal workshop, of early iron age date.".
Nearby sites: SX66308680

Royal Hill, Central Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Royal Hill, Central Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62082 72334
NMR record: SX 67 SW 34
HER record: 6304
Megalithic Portal: 34960
PMD: Royal Hill E.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:RoyalHill C
Butler map: 65.5.4
Grinsell: LYD 89
Turner: E21
DPD: 98
Barrow Report: 27 47
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.6 C
Notes: Turner E21 - listed as Royal Hill (N) [n.b. we have a south, central & north - N being a different cist]. Dixon #23. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 4 (Cairn 4 - diagram p.233) - Vol. 4. Map 65.5. Grinsell LYDFORD 89. "The cairn has an overall diameter of about 7.5m in diameter, and 0.6m high, with a flattish top. There are traces of an inner kerb 4.5m in diameter, and an outer one 5.7m across comprising boulders and slabs, the largest 1.5m long, 0.6m high, and 0.2m thick. The interior of the central cist is about 0.8m square with four stones up to 0.25m thick and 0.6m deep but the southern one overlaps the sides, is 1m long, and gives the cist its NW to SE alignment. This and the two end stones incline inwards; the northern one inclines slightly outwards. There is no cover stone." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist B, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62087233

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62108 72434
NMR record: SX 67 SW 35
HER record: 6305
Megalithic Portal: 34959
PMD: Royal Hill NE.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:RoyalHill N
Butler map: 65.5.5
Grinsell: LYD 90
Turner: D21
DPD: 98
Barrow Report: 27 47
Dimensions (m): 3.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner D21. Dixon #24. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 5 (Cairn 5 - diagram p.233)- Vol. 4. Map 65.5. Central cist. Grinsell LYDFORD 90. "The circle is 3.1m in overall diameter, comprising nine contiguous thick slabs, up to 0.9m long and from 0.3m to 0.7m high... There is virtually no cairn material but the interior has been levelled up to a height of 0.1m on the E, downhill side. A central cist oriented WNW to ESE is represented by two side stones which protrude 0.15m above ground. They are 1.2m and 0.9m long and both about 0.2m thick and 0.4m deep. The longer, northern one leans inwards and touches the other at the W end; at the E the stones are 0.8m apart separated by two flat (packing ?) stones each about 0.35m across. An overgrown and embedded slab against the circle W if the cist may have been an end stone." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist C, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62117243

Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62020 72091
NMR record: SX 67 SW 39
HER record: 6309
Megalithic Portal: 34958
PMD: Royal Hill SE.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:RoyalHill S
Butler map: 65.5.3
Grinsell: LYD 88
Turner: E31
DPD: 98
Barrow Report: 27 47
Dimensions (m): 4.7 x 0.5 C
Notes: Turner E31. Dixon #22. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 3 - Vol. 4. Map 65.5 (Cairn 3 - diagram p.233). Grinsell LYDFORD 88. "The cairn is 4.9m in diameter and 0.4m high with a flattish, platform, top. It is retained by a kerb of almost contiguous orthostats, the largest 1.1m long, 0.2m thick, and 0.6m high. A few are fallen or displaced. The central cist is oriented WNW to ESE, lacking both coverstone and N side slab. Internally it measures 1.35m by 0.75m by 0.55m deep." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist A, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62027209

Saddlesborough Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55870 63210
NMR record: SX 56 SE 54
HER record: 2433
Megalithic Portal: 45840
Alternate name: Saddlesborough Summit Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Saddlesboro
Butler map: 48.3
Turner: A45
Dimensions (m): 19.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A45. "Stone ring with an annular bank. The interior is part infilled with small stones and boulders to 0.3 meters or less below the bank top. This cairn measures 15.5 meters in diameter, with a bank 1.3 meters wide and 0.4 meters high. The interior has been dug into. Situated on a level summit."
Nearby sites: SX55876321

Scorhill Leat Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65530 87260
NMR record: SX 68 NE 179
HER record: 6196
Megalithic Portal: 25238
Alternate name: Scorhill S.1 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Scor Leat
Butler map: 38.8.1
Turner: E25
Dimensions (m): c.7.5 x 0.8
Notes: Turner E25. "A platform circle; ring of kerb stones 4.5m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.45m high. Indication of a stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn (turner)." Entry added by PDW to correct/replace Butler 38.4.1
Nearby sites: SX65538726

Seven Lords' Lands Encircled Cairn

Seven Lords' Lands Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 74127 76237
NMR record: SX 77 NW 47
HER record: 7396
Megalithic Portal: 3454
PMD: Seven Lord's Lands
Alternate name: Sevon Lords Lands Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:7LordsLands
Butler map: 9.10
Butler Vol 5: p.51 & Fig.29
Grinsell: WID 13
Turner: F1
Barrow Report: 53
Dimensions (m): 10.0 x 0.6
Notes: Turner F1. A cairn from 0.8m. to 1.2m. high, with a minor central excavation 0.5m. deep. The kerb retaining circle extends round the west and north quadrants.
Nearby sites: SX74137624

Shapley Common Hut Circle

OS Map: SX 69420 82060
NMR record: SX 68 SE 384
HER record: 6553
Megalithic Portal: 45859
Short Name: HC:ShapleyComm
DPD: 128
Notes: Lethbridge p.128 Hut Circle on Shapley Common - particularly fine example.
Nearby sites: SX69428206

Sharpitor (N) or Peek Hill Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Sharpitor (N) or Peek Hill Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55839 70693
NMR record: SX 57 SE 48
HER record: 3769
Megalithic Portal: 1246
PMD: Peek Hill
Alternate name: Sharpitor N. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Peek Hill
Butler map: 45.12
Grinsell: WAL 21
Turner: E41
DPD: 22
Barrow Report: 71 72
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.2 C
Notes: Turner E41 - Sharpitor (N). Dixon Peek Hill #103. Bar Rep. 72 (TDA Vol 88 p.222). Butler Sharpitor N. - Vol. 3. Map 45.12 (diagram p.45 & photo p.84). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 21.
Nearby sites: SX55847069

Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Cairn Circle

Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55056 70751
NMR record: SX 57 SE 72
HER record: 5011
Megalithic Portal: 2120
PMD: Sharpitor W Stone Row
Alternate name: Sharpitor W. stone row Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Sharpitor W
Butler map: 45.11
Grinsell: WAL 18
DPD: 20
Dimensions (m): 8.9 x 0.3
Notes: "The cairn lies on a gentle sw slope ne of horseyeatt farm, with a stone row see sx57se/141 running sw from it. The cairn is about 7m in diameter and 0.6m height, partly turf-covered, with a central hollow. The visible set stones within the cairn suggest two or three underlying concentric stone circles. These stones have a maximum height of 0.2m and are predominantly set with their long axes tangential to the circle". Lethbridge pp.19-20, diagram p.19.
Nearby sites: SX55067075

Shaugh Cross Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55320 63460
NMR record: SX 56 SE 48
HER record: 2524
Megalithic Portal: 17513
Alternate name: Saddlesborough reave Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:ShaughCross
Butler map: 48.5
Grinsell: SHA 40
Turner: E2
Dimensions (m): 11.0 x 1.4
Notes: Turner E2. Barrow. A barrow lies 109.7m west from the retaining circle (sx56se/24) of the stone row on shaugh moor. There is a kerb of stones visible and a wider spread of material up to 12.19m (worth). Barrow diam 12.19m, height 1.524m.
Nearby sites: SX55326346

Shaugh Moor Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55480 63470
NMR record: SX 56 SE 148
HER record: 2572
Megalithic Portal: 17513
Alternate name: Saddlesborough N.W. Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Shaugh Moor
Butler map: 48.5
Grinsell: SHA 41b
Turner: E3
Dimensions (m): 10.5 x 0.3
Notes: Turner E3. ring cairn or traces of cairn with retaining circle, found by plymouth archaeological group 1959. Diameter 11.5m, height 0.3m. No.416. Vis=-/7/1959 (ancient monuments). Cairn, height 2ft, diameter 30ft, east of and close to stone row. Distinct stone kerb with low flat mound within.
Nearby sites: SX55486347

Shaugh Moor (N) Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55410 63490
NMR record: SX 56 SE 135
HER record: 29996
Megalithic Portal: 3458
Short Name: CC:ShaughMoorN
Turner: G18
Dimensions (m): 8.2
Notes: Turner Stone circle G18. "Whether the stones represent the remnants of a stone circle, a cairn circle, or even a hut is debateable". "The remains of a circle of stones lie on a north-west facing hill slope at 256m above OD on unenclosed moorland. It survives as a partial ring of five boulder and stones with an off-centre earthfast boulder; the overall diameter was approximately 10.0m to 10.6m across. The largest of the two slabs which remain upright is 0.8m high, 1.7m wide and 0.3m thick."
Nearby sites: SX55416349

Shaugh Moor (S) Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55418 63425
NMR record: SX 56 SE 45
HER record: 49564
Megalithic Portal: 3458
PMD: Shaugh Moor Stone Row
Alternate name: Shaugh Moor stone row Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:ShaughMoorS
Butler map: 48.5
Grinsell: SHA 41
Turner: G17
DPD: 55
Dimensions (m): 13.0 or 18.0
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G17. Cairn circle at the southern end of the Shaugh Moor stone row. "An egg-shaped ring of stone uprights". "Only an arc of four clearly identifiable stones survive in the circle; they are a maximum 0.3m high and suggest an approximate circle diameter of 15.0m. There are a number of buried and semi-buried stones traceable but their relationship to the circle is unclear". Lethbridge p.54-55, diagram p.55
Nearby sites: SX55426343

Shell Top Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 59835 63835
NMR record: SX 56 SE 67
HER record: 12790
Megalithic Portal: 1250
Alternate name: Shell Top Summit 3 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Shell Top
Butler map: 51.10.3
Grinsell: COR 1a
Turner: A44
Dimensions (m): 20.0 x 0.2
Notes: Turner A44. "a stone ring 20.5m overall diameter, comprising small, heather covered stones, 0.8m wide and 0.2m high. It lies on the broad level summit of shell top at 475m above sea level. There is a wide 3m wide gap on the north side and the interior is slightly domed, about 0.4m high, possibly a natural rise since it is off-centre. The term 'stone circle' is rather a mis-nomer since only half a dozen stones protrude from the turf and in appearance it is simply a low circular bank."
Nearby sites: SX59846384

Shell Top Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 59766 63805
NMR record: SX 56 SE 68
HER record: 12905
Megalithic Portal: 45646
PMD: Shell Top
Alternate name: Shell Top Summit 1 Platform Cairn Circle
Short Name: PC:Shell Top
Butler map: 51.10.1
Grinsell: COR 1
Turner: E53
Dimensions (m): 16.0 x 2.0
Notes: Turner E53. Cairn 9.5m in diameter with boulder of tor. Butler Vol 3 map 51.10 p.174.
Nearby sites: SX59776381

Shell Top Chambered Cairn

Shell Top Chambered Cairn

OS Map: SX 58690 63517
NMR record: SX 56 SE 35
HER record: 2411
Megalithic Portal: 45852
Alternate name: Tory Brookhead 3 Chambered Cairn
Short Name: CN:ShellTop
Butler map: 51.7.3
Grinsell: SHA 39
DPD: 59
Dimensions (m): 25 x 18 x 1.4
Notes: "A Bronze Age round cairn on a well drained south west facing slope. The cairn mound measures 26 metres by 24 metres and stands up to 1.2 metres high. The centre is much disturbed, with many hollows, up to 1m deep, which have been interpreted as chambers, but are most probably modern windbreak shelters. Two small satellite cairns lie immediately to the north west." Lethbridge suggests a chambered cairn, see photos Lethbridge p.59-60 Chambered Cairn - diagram p.59
Nearby sites: SX58696352

Shilstone Common (DRE 1a) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shilstone Common & Spinsters' Rock
OS Map: SX 69900 90800
NMR record: SX 69 SE 25
HER record: 7010
Megalithic Portal: 44557
The Stone Rows of GB: Spinsters Rock
PMD: Spinster's Rock Cairns and Stone Rows
Alternate name: Shilstone Common (nr. Spinsters Rock) Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Shilstone
Butler Vol 5: p.218
Grinsell: B:DRE 1a
Notes: Former remains on Shilstone Common near Spinsters rock. Remains no longer visible. Possibly sketched by Rev. John Swete in 1789. Site controversially mapped by Rev. William Grey in 1838 and published by Ormerod in 1872. Site dismissed by R.H. Worth but probable cairn remains found during field excavations by Major F.C. Tyler in 1930. For a reappraisal of Tyler's report see coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks.
Nearby sites: SX69909080

Shilstone Common (DRE 1b) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shilstone Common & Spinsters' Rock
OS Map: SX 69950 90800
NMR record: SX 69 SE 25
HER record: 7010
Megalithic Portal: 44557
Alternate name: Shilstone Common (nr. Spinsters Rock) Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:ShilstoneB
Butler Vol 5: p.218
Grinsell: B:DRE 1b
Notes: Former remains on Shilstone Common near Spinsters rock. See Site 95 notes (B:DRE 1a)
Nearby sites: SX69959080

Shilstone Common (DRE 1c) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shilstone Common & Spinsters' Rock
OS Map: SX 70000 90550
NMR record: SX 69 SE 25
HER record: 7010
Megalithic Portal: 44557
Alternate name: Shilstone Common (nr. Spinsters Rock) Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:ShilstoneB
Butler Vol 5: p.218
Grinsell: B:DRE 1c
Notes: Former remains on Shilstone Common near Spinsters rock. See Site 95 notes (B:DRE 1a)
Nearby sites: SX70009055

Shovel Down Fourfold Cairn Circle

Shovel Down Fourfold Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65950 86010
NMR record: SX 68 NE 17
HER record: 6158
Megalithic Portal: 3464
PMD: Fourfold Circle
Alternate name: Fourfold Circle Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Shovel4Fold
Butler map: 36.7
Grinsell: GID 3
Turner: G31
DPD: 143
Dimensions (m): c.9.0
Notes: Turner G31 - Multiple Stone Circle. "Fourfold Circle a sub-circular configuration of four apparently concentric stone rings. The outer ring has a diameter of 9m, the others have diameters of 6.4m, 4.7m and 2.4m respectively. The monument comprises 29 visible stones. Most are approximately 0.3m in height although they vary from 0.1-0.55m. The middle two rings define the bottom and top of the scarp of a small earthern cairn apparently an integral part of the monument. It is most pronounced on the E (downslope side). In the centre is a roughly sub-circular pit measuring 1.3m by 0.7m and 0.45m deep; it is probably the remains of a badly robbed cist. On the N side are two large fallen stones. When upright they may have served as a focal point for the end of the stone row " Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.
Nearby sites: SX65958601

Sittaford Tor Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 63461 82650
NMR record: SX 68 SW 110
HER record: 21894
Megalithic Portal: 45792
PMD: Sittaford Tor
Alternate name: Sittaford Tor S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Sittaford
Butler map: 34.3
Butler Vol 5: p.183 & Fig.126
Turner: D25
DPD: 125
Dimensions (m): 6.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner D25. Butler Sittaford Tor S (Cairn 3) Vol. 2. Map 34.3 (p.112, also Butler Vol. 5. diagram p.183). "This mutilated kerbed cairn is situated on a peat-covered moorland slope below Sittaford Tor at 488m OD. It measures about 5m in diameter and comprises a probably (hidden) central cist set within twin concentric kerbs of granite slabs." Lethbridge photo bottom p.125.
Nearby sites: SX63468265

Skir Hill (Henroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65092 70684
NMR record: SX 67 SE 62
HER record: 6507
Megalithic Portal: 45676
PMD: Skir Hill
Alternate name: Skir Hill Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Skir Hill
Butler map: 61.8
Grinsell: LYD 102
Turner: D18
DPD: 92
Barrow Report: 24
Dimensions (m): 3.3 C
Notes: Turner D18. Dixon #18. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Vol. 4. Map 61.8 (diagram p.203). Grinsell LYDFORD 102. "A Bronze Age cairn containing a cist located on the north east facing slope of Skir Hill 590 metres south of Skir Ford. The cairn survives as a 4.1 diameter ring of edge set slabs up to 0.5 metres high. The cist is situated slightly west of the cairns centre and survives as a 0.82 metres long by 0.52 metres wide and 0.82 metres deep stone lined pit." Formerly listed as being at SX 6517 7075 (as per literature). Dave Martin reports it is actually located at SX 65092 70684.
Nearby sites: SX65097068

Sourton Common Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54418 88862
NMR record: SX 58 NW 8
HER record: 4674
Megalithic Portal: 10023
Alternate name: Corn Ridge W.1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Sourton Com
Butler map: 43.8.1
Grinsell: BRI 3
Turner: A33
Dimensions (m): 21.0 x 0.3
Notes: NMR B. Turner A33. "ring cairn surviving as a circular bank 4m wide and 0.7m high surrounding an internal area measuring 12m in diam. Four small hollows in the ring bank suggest partial early excavation or robbing"
Nearby sites: SX54428886

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Soussons Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 67518 78700
NMR record: SX 67 NE 6
HER record: 6014
Megalithic Portal: 1266
PMD: Soussons Plantation
Alternate name: Soussons Plantation S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Soussons Cm
Butler map: 24.2.6
Grinsell: MAN 9
Turner: D2
DPD: 124
Barrow Report: 22 23 45
Dimensions (m): 8.6 C
Notes: Turner D2. Dixon #16. Bar Rep. 23. Butler Soussons Plantation S - Vol. 2. Map 24.2.6 (diagrams pp. 18-20). See also HER record MDV6013. Grinsell MANATON 9. "A 28 feet diameter cairn circle with a central cist (plan). The tallest stone in the cairn circle is about 2 feet high. Excavated 1903; nothing found." Lethbridge p.124.
Nearby sites: SX67527870

South Teignhead Platform Cairn Circle

South Teignhead Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64084 82827
NMR record: SX 68 SW 88
HER record: 20908
Megalithic Portal: 45611
PMD: South Teignhead
Short Name: PC:S Teignhead
Butler map: 35.17
Butler Vol 5: p.157
Turner: E4
Dimensions (m): 8.0 x 14.0 x 0.5
Notes: Turner E4. oval cairn measuring 12.0m x 8.0m. It is flat-topped apart from a slight hollow in the centre. It appears to have multiple concentric rings of spaced small stones set on edge, with at least six rings being visible on its north side. To the south-east some stones are set at right angles to the rings. Butler in Volume 5 p.157 refers to a 14 x 6 m long cairn on the southern slopes of White Ridge. Presumably he refers to this site.
Nearby sites: SX64088283

South Teignhead  / White Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle

South Teignhead / White Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64168 82656
NMR record: SX 68 SW 10
HER record: 6754
Megalithic Portal: 35830
PMD: Teignhead Henge
Alternate name: South Teignhead Pound Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:White Ridge
Butler map: 35.18
Turner: A5
Dimensions (m): 21
Notes: Turner A5. A small circular 'pound' about 0.5km SE of Grey Wethers. It measures 75ft (N-S) by 66ft; the bank composed of small stone and earth is 6-8ft wide and 3ft high. An entrance on the W has one door jamb standing.
Nearby sites: SX64178266

Spurrells Cross Encircled Cairn

Spurrells Cross Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65858 59864
NMR record: SX 65 NE 16
HER record: 2891
Megalithic Portal: 1273
PMD: Spurrell's Cross Stone Row
Alternate name: Spurrell's cross stone row Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Spurrells X
Butler map: 53.10
Grinsell: UGB 12
Turner: F9
Dimensions (m): 10.5 x 0.3
Notes: Turner F9. Cairn at SX 65855985, 12 metres in diameter by 0.4 metres high, with two stones of retaining circle, from which double stone row descends to north north west. Photo is of Spurrells Cross.
Nearby sites: SX65865986

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63244 62423
NMR record: SX 66 SW 17
HER record: 4300
Megalithic Portal: 3474
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Alternate name: Stalldown stone row Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.1
Grinsell: COR 21
Turner: D26
DPD: 68
Dimensions (m): 5.0 x 0
Notes: Butler Cairn 1 (Vol 3 54.18). Turner D26 (Type Diii 'Ring Setting with Central reduced to subsoil level or paved'). Cairn in middle of length of stone row. "The northern part of the row is aligned precisely in the centre of the cairn circle, both of which would therefore seem part of the original design. The cairn is not visible from the south end of the southern extension of the row. This extension consists of four general alignments more of which focus on the cairn circle, and the northern end of the extension is tangential to the west side of the circle. These factors, and the larger size of the stones in the northern extension of the row, suggest two phases of construction."
Nearby sites: SX63246242

Stalldown Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63208 62489
NMR record: SX 66 SW 16
HER record: 4298
Megalithic Portal: 531
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 3 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.3
Grinsell: COR 19
Turner: F22
Dimensions (m): 14.5 x 0.5
Notes: Turner F22, Type Fii cairn with double or multiple ring. Butler Cairn 3 just to the west of the stone row, Butler Cairn 4 is just to the east. A flat topped turf-covered cairn 9.0m in diameter and 0.7m high, in good condition. Settings of Stones in and around the structure suggests a complex cairn circle.
Nearby sites: SX63216249

Stalldown Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63529 62310
NMR record: SX 66 SW 18
HER record: 4301
Megalithic Portal: 45819
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 6 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.6
Turner: A4
Dimensions (m): 29.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A4. Butler Cairn 6 (Vol 3 54.18). A circular turf-covered stone ring on the summit of Stalldown Barrow hill. It is 25.5m in diameter, comprising a bank of small stones, 2.0m to 3.0m wide and 0.2m to 0.7m high. There is a 5.0m gap in the south-west but no evidence of disturbance to the interior or of a surrounding ditch. Not far to the east is Hillson's House.
Nearby sites: SX63536231

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63274 63239
NMR record: SX 66 SW 13
HER record: 4296
Megalithic Portal: 45688
PMD: Stall Moor N.
Alternate name: Stalldown N.9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stalldown N
Butler map: 54.18.9
Grinsell: COR 13
Turner: E17
DPD: 69
Barrow Report: 14 37 62
Dimensions (m): 11.5 x 0.5 C
Notes: Turner E17. Dixon #39. Bar Rep. 37. Butler Stalldown N. (Cairn 9) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.9 (diagram p.62). Grinsell CORNWOOD 13. "A cist measuring 2 feet 3 inches wide at the south end, 1 foot 7 1/2 inches wide at the north and probably originally 3 feet 6 inches long. Both the coverstone and the north end stone are missing. The cist stands in a barrow which has a retaining circle, five stones of which are still erect, and one fallen. The largest stone is 3 feet 4 inches wide by 2 feet 7 inches high. The diameter of the retaining circle varies from 20 to 22 feet". Lethbridge p.69. diagram p.65 Cist 5.
Nearby sites: SX63276324

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 62833 62328
NMR record: SX 66 SW 75
HER record: 13234
Megalithic Portal: 45791
PMD: Stall Moor W.
Alternate name: Stalldown W.11 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stalldown W
Butler map: 54.18.11
Grinsell: COR 11c
Turner: E30
DPD: 67
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.8 C
Notes: Turner E30. Butler Stalldown W. (Cairn 11) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.11 (p.61-2 diagram p.62). Grinsell CORNWOOD 11c. "This small round cairn, diameter 5.7 to 6.4m, height 0.5m, is built of small boulders ... It contains a cist, the south side stone, 1.2m long, both end stones, 0.4m long ...On the south side of the cairn 3 large stones, 0.8m to 1.0m long and set on edge are the probable remains of a kerb". Lethbridge pp.65-67. diagram p.65 Cist 4, photo p.67.
Nearby sites: SX62836233

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63176 61737
NMR record:
HER record: -1
Megalithic Portal: 531
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Short Name: CC:StallTermin
Butler Vol 5: p.20 & Fig.2
Notes: Unconfirmed terminal cairn. Not listed on HER or NMR
Nearby sites: SX63186174

Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56910 70280
NMR record: SX 57 SE 117
HER record: 48905
Megalithic Portal: 45649
Short Name: PC:Stan Lake
Turner: E29
Dimensions (m): 4.2
Notes: Turner E29 "much disturbed". Alleged cairn circle. NMR record states "At SX 56897029, a felled conifer currently obscures much of what appears to be a hut circle rather than a cairn, situated on a south-east slope near a valley bottom. (Identification as a cairn may have originated with H. Breton)."
Nearby sites: SX56917028

Standon Hill Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 54739 81371
NMR record: SX 58 SW 54
HER record: 20155
Megalithic Portal: 45794
PMD: Standon Down
Alternate name: Standon Hill W. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:StandonHill
Butler map: 32.17
Butler Vol 5: p.182 & Fig.124
Grinsell: PET 15
Turner: D15
Dimensions (m): c.5.0 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner D15. Butler Standon Hill W - Vol. 2. Map 32.17 (diagram Vol. 5. p.182). Grinsell PETER TAVY 15. Doubtful cist. "A disturbed cairn measuring 5.2m N to S by 6.0m and standing a maximum of 0.3m high. Eight large upright slabs and boulders, up to 0.6m high, lie on the fringe of the mound to create a substantial retaining circle. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of a cist though is seems likely that the interior of the cairn has been used as a repository for cleared stone. A large number of relatively recent clearance cairns lie in the immediate area."
Nearby sites: SX54748137

Stannon Little Newtake Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65464 81052
NMR record: SX 68 SE 24
HER record: 6616
Megalithic Portal: 37598
PMD: Stannon Newtake
Alternate name: Stannon Newtake E. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stannon New
Butler map: 35.21.1
Grinsell: LYD 29
Turner: D16
DPD: 124
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 3.9 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner D16. Dixon #72. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stannon Newtake E. - Vol. 2. Map 35.21 (diagram p.168). Grinsell LYDFORD 29.
Nearby sites: SX65468105

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62573 77905
NMR record: SX 67 NW 15
HER record: 5846
Megalithic Portal: 45736
PMD: Powder Mills W.
Alternate name: Stennen Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Stennen 1
Butler map: 29.11.1
Butler Vol 5: p.199 & Fig.142
Grinsell: LYD 47
Turner: E13
DPD: 111
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 6.5 x 0.3 C
Notes: Turner E13. Dixon #76. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stennen Hill 1 - Vol. 2. Map 29.11 (diagram Vol. 5. p.199). Grinsell LYDFORD 47. "Cist lies approximately in the centre of a subcircular cairn measuring 7 by 6.5m the longer axis and cist aligned nne to ssw. It is stony but almost turf-covered with 2 large kerbstones, including burnards `menhir' remaining in situ in the nw. The cist is flush with the cairn top, which is flattish and stands only 0.2m high on the nw but up to 0.7m high on the se, downhill side. This may be the cairn's original form; built into the slope as a flat platform with the cist visible (nmr citing pattison)". See also HER. Lethbridge photo top p.111.
Nearby sites: SX62577791

Stonetor Hill Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65250 85470
NMR record: SX 68 NE 115
HER record: 54535
Megalithic Portal: 3478
Alternate name: Stonetor Hill (HER 54535) Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Stonetor
Turner: G12
DPD: 133
Dimensions (m): 20
Notes: Dubious site. Possibly site listed as Stone Circle G12 by Turner. "Two upright slabs situated in the shallow valley bottom above the headmire of the E arm of the Stonetor Brook. The slabs, 1.2m high, are positioned in line 1.0m apart and lie on the boundary of Gidleigh Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, now Dartmoor Forest parish. The N face of the E stone has the letters 'GP' (Gidleigh parish). The S face is lichen covered. A deep water filled erosion hollow lies on the N side of these stones". For a photo of this site, see Boundary stone on Stonetor Hill
Nearby sites: SX65258547

Stonetor Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65200 85360
NMR record: SX 68 NE 110
HER record: 48856
Megalithic Portal: 3478
Alternate name: Stonetor Hill (HER 48856) Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Stonetor
Turner: A3
DPD: 133
Dimensions (m): 25
Notes: Turner A3. Possible pound? "The feature consists of a sub-circular earthern bank 25m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height. It is best preserved on the North side where the bank is well defined, flat topped and has a plan width of about 4.0m On the South side the bank has been spread and flattened but still survives to 0.5m in height as a prominent outward-facing scarp, where the natural ground surface falls away from the enclsure. There is no entrance through the bank."
Nearby sites: SX65208536

Tor Royal (newtake) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 62939 72246
NMR record: SX 67 SW 220
HER record: 18388
Megalithic Portal: 45831
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake N.3 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Tor Royal
Butler map: 63.3
Turner: A18
Dimensions (m): 11.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A18. "Disturbed ring cairn consisting of a stone ring 8.0 meters in diameter internally with bank 1.0 meter wide and 0.2 meters high."
Nearby sites: SX62947225

Trowlesworthy Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57146 64757
NMR record: SX 56 SE 117
HER record: 28570
Megalithic Portal: 45773
PMD: Trowlesworthy Warren
Short Name: CT:Trowles
Butler map: 51.1
Grinsell: SHA 30a
Turner: E40
DPD: 55
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.2 C
Notes: Turner E40. Butler Vol. 3. Map 51.1 (diagram p.158). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 30a. "A round cairn and cist, located 370 metres east of Trowlesworthy Warren House. The cairn mound measures 5.2 metres in diameter and stands up to 0.1 metres high. Its perimeter is defined by a kerb of at least eight stones." One side stone is missing, capstone present. Lethbridge p.54-5 Trowlesworthy Farm Cist - diagram p.54, photo p.55
Nearby sites: SX57156476

Trowlesworthy Warren (E) Cairn Circle

Trowlesworthy Warren (E) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57651 63983
NMR record: SX 56 SE 38
HER record: 49511
Megalithic Portal: 529
PMD: Trowlesworthy E Stone Row
Alternate name: Trowlesworthy stone row 1 Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Trowles E
Butler map: 51.8.1
Butler Vol 5: p.229 & Fig.163
Grinsell: SHA 44
Turner: G25
DPD: 58
Dimensions (m): 6.6 x 0
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G25. Cairn circle at head of stone row. "The circle 6.5m. in diameter comprises eight orthostats from 0.7m. to 1.5m. high. In some cases the 'trig' stones are visible." "The alleged cairn at the head of the row comprises a ring of eight stones a maximum of 1.2m high with no evidence of a cist and very little to suggest the former presence of a cairn. It would seem more likely to represent the remains of a small stone circle albeit only 6.0 to 6.5m in diameter." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Pulpit. Lethbridge p.57-8, diagram p.58.
Nearby sites: SX57656398

Trowlesworthy Warren (W) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57544 63986
NMR record: SX 56 SE 15
HER record: 49509
Megalithic Portal: 3517
PMD: Trowlesworthy W Stone Row
Alternate name: Trowlesworthy stone row 2 Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Trowles W
Butler map: 51.8.2
Grinsell: SHA 43
Turner: G26
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.3
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G26. This is a cairn circle at the east end of the Trowlesworthy Warren (W) stone row. "At the east is a 4.5m. diameter circle of 10 stones; average height 0.4m. There is no visible cairn or cist in the centre. Two upright stones immediately to the north west of the circle are probably associated. "
Nearby sites: SX57546399

Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 70654 79219
NMR record: SX 77 NW 23
HER record: 7409
Megalithic Portal: 16632
Alternate name: Two Barrows 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Two Barrows
Butler map: 20.11.1
Butler Vol 5: p.23
Grinsell: MAN 12
Barrow Report: 21
Dimensions (m): 17.0 x 1.4
Notes: Grinsell MANATON 12. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.11 Two Barrows 1. [N.b. Treated as Turner type Stone Ring Cairn circle from the description]. "The northern barrow was excavated in 1872. It measures 40 feet in diameter and 4 1/2 feet high. A ring of stones encircled the barrow and in the centre was a small cairn. A cremation burial was found to the SE of the centre covered by five flat stones. With the cremation was the blade of a bronze dagger and a pommel made from amber with a decoration consisting of rows of gold pins" See: Bate, C Spence, Researches into Some Antient Tumuli on Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 5 pp.549-58 (1872). Relevant Butler map Vol. 1. Map 20.
Nearby sites: SX70657922

Tynacombe Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 70370 63280
NMR record: SX 76 SW 36
HER record: 13638
Megalithic Portal: 45832
Short Name: RC:Tynacombe
Turner: A20
Dimensions (m): 7.5
Notes: Turner A20. "Ring cairn. Thynacombe stone ring 7.5 meters in diameter internally, with bank 1.5 meters wide and 0.2 meters high, damaged on the east side."
Nearby sites: SX70376328

Upper Spanish Lake 4 Cairn Circle

Upper Spanish Lake 4 Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58553 64459
NMR record: SX 56 SE 4
HER record: 42010
Short Name: CN:Upper Spa4
Butler map: 51.5.4
Grinsell: SHA 32
Barrow Report: 63
Dimensions (m): 5.5 x 0.4
Notes: A hollowed-out cairn measuring 6.5m N to S by 6.4m and 0.9m high. There are no traces of a cist though some protruding stones on the E side may indicate the presence of a former kerb. A stone-lined hollow 2.5m in diameter and 0.6m deep lies in the centre of the mound and probably represents its reuse as a military training feature.
Nearby sites: SX58556446

Weatherdon Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65160 58890
NMR record: SX 65 NE 63
HER record: 13165
Megalithic Portal: 45835
Alternate name: Wetherdon Hill 20 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Weatherdon
Butler map: 53.9.20
Grinsell: HAR 14a
Turner: A28
Dimensions (m): 6.0
Notes: Turner A28. "Weatherdon hill (4): diameter approx.5.6m ht. Approx 0.15m. Alt. C.335-340m." "Mr. L. V. Grinsell noted a small cairn-circle or ring-cairn a short distance south of cairn 2 on weatherdon hill. "
Nearby sites: SX65165889

Whitchurch Common (N) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 53010 74990
NMR record: SX 57 SW 89
HER record: 4115
Megalithic Portal: 3535
Short Name: RC:Whitchurch
Turner: A41
Dimensions (m): 5.5
Notes: Turner A41. Hut Circle or ring cairn? "Ring cairn with entrance. Stone ring 5.5m internal diam, with bank 1.5m wide and 0.4m high.2.5m wide entrance on ssw side" " A hut with an internal diam of 5.8m and walling 1.5m wide and 0.4m high; there is an entrance gap in the sw. This is evidently grinsell's cairn and worth's barrow.(broadly it is on the n slope of barn hill as stated by worth, but locally on the sw slope). While the structure might in isolation be construed as a cairn, the lack of any internal stone, the consistently smooth angle of the inner face of the wall and the presence of other huts and a field system militate against the worth and grinsell classifications"
Nearby sites: SX53017499

White Hill (N) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 53521 83947
NMR record: SX 58 SW 57
HER record: 14428
Megalithic Portal: 45826
Alternate name: White Hill N.E. cairn cemetery (c.24) Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:WhiteHill N
Butler map: 32.22.12
Grinsell: PET 10
Turner: A11
Dimensions (m): 2.0-5.0 x 0.1-0.4
Notes: Turner A11. Cairn field. Difficult to identify relevant HER record. The HER number (14428) linked gives a listing of the HER records of cairns in this area. The HER record 51457 gives the OS grid reference and description of 13 cairns. Turners A11 has internal diameter 13.2 m, width height 1 x 0.3m, G. Peter Tavy 9.
Nearby sites: SX53528395

White Hill S. Cairn Alignment Stone Ring Cairn Circle

White Hill S. Cairn Alignment Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 52941 83690
NMR record: SX 58 SW 4
HER record: 21078
Megalithic Portal: 45821
Alternate name: White Hill 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:WhiteHill S
Butler map: 32.22.1
Grinsell: PET 1
Turner: A8
Dimensions (m): 19.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A8. NMR A. "Ring cairn 460 metres south-west of White Hill summit, forming part of the White Hill round cairn cemetery. This monument includes a ring cairn situated on a gentle west-facing slope overlooking Willsworthy Army Camp. The earthwork appears as a raised internal platform measuring 15m in diameter surrounded by a circular bank 3.5m wide and 0.5m high. A shallow hollow in the centre of the internal area suggests robbing or partial early excavation. This cairn forms part of the White Hill round cairn cemetery." Cairn is part of an alignment of cairns, see photo.
Butler Cairns 1-6: SX52948369, SX53008367, SX53058366, SX53098365, SX53148365, SX53158366
Nearby sites: SX52948369

White Tor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

White Tor Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54597 78701
NMR record: SX 57 NW 7
HER record: 4164
Megalithic Portal: 35804
Alternate name: White Tor E.1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:White Tor
Butler map: 31.22.1
Grinsell: PET 24
Turner: A26
Dimensions (m): 7.8 x 0.2
Notes: See also duplicate 439800. Turner A26. Butler White Tor E.1. "Round cairn 340 metres east of White Tor summit. This monument includes a round cairn situated on a gentle south-east facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Walkham. The cairn mound measures 6m in diameter and stands up to 0.4m high. A hollow in the centre of the mound measuring 3m in diameter and 0.3m deep is the result of a partial excavation carried out by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1899. This work recovered a perforated stone. A kerb of small stones defines the outer edge of the mound."
Nearby sites: SX54607870

Wigford Down Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54640 65070
NMR record: SX 56 NW 22
HER record: 48904
Megalithic Portal: 3536
Alternate name: Wigford Down 3 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.3
Grinsell: MEA 3
Turner: A31
Barrow Report: 21 62
Dimensions (m): 36.0 x 19.0 x 0.5
Notes: Turner A31. "Ring cairn, wigford down. Internal diam 2.7m, with bank 1m wide and 0.2m high. Smallest ring cairn (diam) on dartmoor. Turner suggests a link between the construction of this, small, ring cairn, with the larger cairn sx56nw/11 to its nw."
Nearby sites: SX54646507

Wigford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 54419 64427
NMR record: SX 56 SW 10
HER record: 2373
Megalithic Portal: 3536
PMD: Wigford Down S.
Alternate name: Wigford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.1
Grinsell: MEA 7
Turner: E6
DPD: 33
Barrow Report: 12 19
Dimensions (m): 8.5 x 0.6 C
Notes: Turner E6. Dixon #1. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Wigford Down 1 - Vol. 3. Map 48.1 (diagram p.80). Grinsell MEAVY 7.
Nearby sites: SX54426443

Wigford Down Cairn Circle

Wigford Down Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54172 65243
NMR record: SX 56 NW 16
HER record: 2300
Short Name: CN:Wigford d1
Grinsell: MEA 2a
Dimensions (m): 8 x 0.6
Notes: Retaining circle on nw slope of wigford down a little way to north of a green track which leads from the salient point of the enclosure wall between Urgles and Higher Bellever to the high road near durance.183m away lies a pound with two hut circles associated. Southern circumference of circle has been robbed and stones of cairn removed. The stones of the circle are small, only one exceeding 1.22m
Nearby sites: SX54176524

Wigford Down Embanked Cairn Circle

Wigford Down Embanked Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54693 64969
NMR record: SX 56 SW 6
HER record: 2368
Megalithic Portal: 3536
Alternate name: Wigford Down 4 Embanked Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.4
Grinsell: MEA 7a
Turner: A39
Barrow Report: 12 62
Dimensions (m): 10.5 x 0.5
Notes: Turner A39. NMR B. "Stone ring, diam 10.5m, with bank 2.5m wide and 0.5m high.3m wide entrance on s side" See Butler Vol 3 p.97 fig. 48.1.2
Nearby sites: SX54696497

Wigford Down (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Wigford Down (S) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54702 64962
NMR record: SX 56 SW 6
HER record: 2367
Megalithic Portal: 3536
PMD: Wigford Down Summit
Alternate name: Wigford Down 5 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:Wigford S
Butler map: 48.1.5
Grinsell: MEA 7b
Turner: B9
Barrow Report: 62
Dimensions (m): 7.62
Notes: NMR A. Turner B9. "One of two cairn circles, both in a raised platform. Ring of large stones. Cist cover in centre. Diam 7.62m.". This site could also be a hut circle - it is unclear whether the large slab is a cist cover or not. See Butler Vol 3 p.97 fig. 48.1.2
Nearby sites: SX54706496

Willings Wall Warren Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58180 65170
NMR record: SX 56 NE 77
HER record: 3438
Megalithic Portal: 1358
PMD: Willings Walls Warren Stone Circle
Short Name: RC:Willings WW
Turner: A1
Dimensions (m): 41
Notes: Turner A1. "Willings walls warren, lee moor. Unusual stone circle. Two kists nearby. Plan. A reave interferes with the circumference of the circle. Four groups of stones are in the circle. No trace of barrow within the circle; and no evidence to show that the stones were ever cists (worth)." A 40m diameter circle consisting of 5 groups of stones. It touches and is incorporated into the Willings Walls Reave. Lethbridge p.52-3 Willingswalls Stone Circle - diagram p52.
Nearby sites: SX58186517

Willings Walls Reave Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58220 65200
NMR record: SX 56 NE 169
HER record: 48896
Megalithic Portal: 45834
Alternate name: Willings Walls 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
Short Name: RC:WW Reave
Butler map: 51.6.1
Turner: A23
Dimensions (m): 5.0 x 3.0 x 0.3
Notes: Turner A23. "Ring cairn willings walls reave. Stone ring with internal diam 6.8m, bank 1.5m wide and 0.5m high. Just outside a break in the reave"
Nearby sites: SX58226520

Willings Walls Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Willings Walls Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58279 65240
NMR record: SX 56 NE 75
HER record: 4021
Megalithic Portal: 45711
PMD: Willings Walls Warren S.
Alternate name: Willings Walls 2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Willings WW
Butler map: 51.6.2
Grinsell: SHA 25
Turner: E36
DPD: 53
Barrow Report: 51
Dimensions (m): 4.0 x 0.2 C
Notes: Turner E36. Dixon #48. Bar Rep. 51. Butler Willings Walls 2 - Vol. 3. Map 51.6 (diagram p.165). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 25. "Remains of a kerbed cairn with cist On a slight NW slope near a reave. The cairn is 4.6m in diameter and 0.6m high. Within the outer ring of stones is a second ring of boulders not shown on Worth's plan but which may represent an inner kerb. The cist is 1.8m by 0.9m and 0.5m deep with an adjacent coverstone." Lethbridge p.52-3 Willingswalls Cist 2 (E of Reave) - diagram p52, photo p.53.
Nearby sites: SX58286524

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 68181 73865
NMR record: SX 67 SE 10
HER record: 6460
Megalithic Portal: 1369
PMD: Money Pit
Alternate name: Money Pit Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
Short Name: CT:Money Pit
Butler map: 14.11
Butler Vol 5: p.23 & Fig.4
Grinsell: WID 21
Turner: E51
DPD: 122
Barrow Report: 56 62
Notes: Turner E51. Dixon #69. Bar Rep 56. Butler Money Pit - Vol. 1. Map 14.11 (photo on p.92, diagram pp.125-6). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 21. "The south cairn is a very spread and slight earthwork with a centrally placed cist. Only the north and west side slabs of the cist remain in situ though a misplaced slab lies to one side of the chamber. Eleven slabs forming a kerb of approximately 3m surrounding the cist remain in situ. Several additional stones survive, protruding just above the surface of the flattened cairn, which are likely to be evidence of an outer circle with a diameter of approximately 11m". Lethbridge diagram p.122 and photo bottom p.122.
Nearby sites: SX68187387

Yar Tor Prehistoric Homestead Hut Circle

OS Map: SX 67400 73400
NMR record: SX 67 SE 17
HER record: 26473
Megalithic Portal: 22983
Short Name: HC:YarTor
Nearby sites: SX67407340

Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn

Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57535 67861
NMR record: SX 56 NE 19
HER record: 4025
Megalithic Portal: 31040
Alternate name: Yellowmead Down 1 Encircled Cairn
Short Name: EC:Yellowmead
Butler map: 47.14.1
Grinsell: SHE 5
Turner: F21
DPD: 31
Barrow Report: 41
Dimensions (m): 3.5 x 0.2
Notes: Turner F21. Cairn around 50 meters north-east of the Yellowmead stone circles, consisting of an earth and stone mound approximately 4 meters in diameter and up to 0.3 meters high. Four stones of a retaining kerb on its west and south sides.
Nearby sites: SX57546786

Yellowmead Fourfold Cairn Circle

Yellowmead Fourfold Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57488 67846
NMR record: SX 56 NE 18
HER record: 3338
Megalithic Portal: 1371
PMD: Yellowmead Stone Circles
Alternate name: Yellowmead fourfold circle Cairn Circle
Short Name: CC:Fourfold
Butler map: 47.14
Grinsell: SHE 4
Turner: G30
DPD: 31
Barrow Report: 41
Dimensions (m): 19.0 x 0
Notes: Turner G30 - Multiple Stone Circle. "A group of four concentric stone circles of which the innermost one is considered to be a cairn circle. Three stones were standing in 1921 when all the fallen stones were raised during restoration. There also appears to have been a stone row leading away from the stone circles." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Yellowmead Stone Circle.
Nearby sites: SX57496785

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