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Guidance for walkers: The monuments featured in this database are archaeological treasures and need to be protected and preserved - please do not disturb any sites. Please check access and firing times before visiting sites, not all sites listed are on open access land. Firing ranges and boundaries of open access areas are marked on the OL28 OS Dartmoor Explorer map. Please stick to the country code and consider giving support to the numerous agencies that help to keep Dartmoor a fabulous natural and historic environment!

About the database: In all listings clicking on the photo will open a page for the site with a larger photo. The listings are drawn mainly from scientific journals and will not include the most recently discovered minor sites. There is comprehensive coverage of stone circles, stone rows and menhirs. Listings for cists and cairn circles should cover most of the better known sites. There are only partial entries for round cairns, settlements, pounds and none for reaves. For listings of specific types of monument click on Resources in the menu above. Corrections, or any feedback or suggestions are very welcome, email: info@dartmoorwalks.org.uk.

NOTE: Clicking on the icons for each monument in the map will give the name of the monument. Where icons overlap they are replaced with an icon with a number - zooming in may separate them out.


Search for sites near-by OS Grid Reference (6 or 8 digit) SX

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
ShortName: CC:Cudlipptown
Butler map: 31.23.2
Butler Vol 5: p.188 & Fig.130
Grinsell: PET 21
Turner: B5
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
Distance: 1.88km

Langstone Moor Standing Stone

Langstone Moor Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55023 78742
NMR record: SX 57 NE 18
HER record: 4225
Megalithic Portal: 17504
PMD: Langstone Moor Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Langstone
Butler map: 30.12
Butler Vol 5: p.230
DPD page: 13
Notes: The Langstone standing stone is 2.76m high and can be seen from some distance. It was restored in its original socket in 1893. The Langstone is close to a stone row consisting of very small stones. The Langstone standing stone and also the stone circle were used for target practice by American troops who were stationed nearby during the second world. Bullet holes can be seen on the Langstone standing stone. Lethbridge pp.13-14.
Nearby sites: SX55027874
Distance: 1.77km

Langstone Moor Cist

Langstone Moor Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 54699 78695
NMR record: SX 57 NW 6
HER record: 4118
Megalithic Portal: 35807
PMD: White Tor E.
Alternate name: White Tor E.4 Cist
ShortName: CT:Langstone
Butler map: 31.22.4
Butler Vol 5: p.174 & Fig.114
DPD page: 13
Grinsell: PET 27
Barrow Report: 55
Notes: Dixon #65. Bar Rep. 55. Butler White Tor E.4. Vol. 2. Map 31.22 (diagram Vol. 5. p.174). Grinsell PETER TAVY 27.
Nearby sites: SX54707870
Distance: 1.8km

Langstone Moor Stone Row

Langstone Moor Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55022 78851
NMR record: SX 57 NE 18
HER record: 4223
Megalithic Portal: 2016
The Stone Rows of GB: Langstone Moor
PMD: Langstone Moor I Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Langstone
Butler map: 30.12
DPD page: 14
Notes: "A single stone row stands on Launceston (Langstone). Moor circa 330 feet in length, probably longer when complete. There are now only 18 stones, the largest of which stands only 18 inches above ground. At the north end are the remains of a barrow, now reduced to little more than a rubble ring. At the south end is the standing stone known as the 'Langstone', from which the moor probably takes its name. The stone was re-erected in 1893 and stands to a height of 9 feet 3 inches." Lethbridge p14, diagram p13.
Nearby sites: SX55027885
Distance: 1.66km

Limsboro Cairn

OS Map: SX 56561 80546
NMR record: SX 58 SE 19
HER record: 3299
Megalithic Portal: 45851
ShortName: CN:Limsboro
Butler map: 32.18
Grinsell: LYD 14
Notes: A prehistoric Tor cairn with a diameter of approximately 14.3m.
Nearby sites: SX56568055
Distance: 1.76km

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
ShortName: CT:StandonHill
Butler map: 32.17
Butler Vol 5: p.182 & Fig.124
Grinsell: PET 15
Turner: D15
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
Distance: 0.87km

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
ShortName: RC:White Tor
Butler map: 31.22.1
Grinsell: PET 24
Turner: A26
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
Distance: 1.81km

White Tor Fort

White Tor Fort

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: White Tor Fort
OS Map: SX 54230 78670
NMR record: SX 57 NW 8
HER record: 4102
Megalithic Portal: 17506
ShortName: FT:Whittor
DPD page: 13
Notes: "White tor camp.8 hut circles enclosed within the camp. Excavated by baring-gould." See also Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's White Tor Neolithic Settlement
Nearby sites: SX54237867
Distance: 1.92km

White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

White Tor (Whittor) Neolithic Enclosure

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: White Tor Fort
OS Map: SX 54230 78670
NMR record: SX 57 NW 8
HER record: 4101
Megalithic Portal: 17506
ShortName: NE:White Tor
Butler map: 31.13
DPD page: 13
Notes: Neolithic tor enclosure. "A camp on the summit of White Tor formed by a double wall, now in ruinous condition. Both walls appear to have been 10 to 11 feet thick, the outer wall being 4 to 4 1/2 feet high, the inner 6 to 7 feet high. The distance between the walls varies between 10 and 40 feet. The entrances are to the east, where access is easier, they are not opposite and are protected by the spur walls. Within the camp are four hut circles and three possible hut shelters, and two northern circles (numbers 5 and 6 on plan) are joined by a short wall." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's White Tor Neolithic Settlement. See also HER record MDV4102.
Nearby sites: SX54237867
Distance: 1.92km

Page last updated 30/06/17