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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: 1.78km

Langstone Moor Stone Circle

Langstone Moor Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55639 78205
NMR record: SX 57 NE 13
HER record: 4226
Megalithic Portal: 1062
PMD: Langstone Moor Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Langstone
Butler map: 30.10
DPD page: 14
Turner: G10
Notes: 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 War. Bullet holes can be seen on the Langstone standing stone and the circle was sadly smashed to smithereens. The Langstone Moor Stone circle had been restored in 1894 when all of the stones were re-erected in their original socket holes. Today only 3 stones remain intact with 10 having been destroyed and the rest overturned during World War Two. The debris of the former stones remain in place. Pre-war photos give a sense of how spectacular this site used to be. The original restored circle consisted of 16 stones in a 20.9m circle. The original survey by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee suggested that there might have originally been a secondary concentric circle consisting of elvan rather than granite stones although the evidence for this today is unclear (see Extract from the Second Report of the D.E.C.), see also HER MDV4226. Further coverage can be found on Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Prehistoric Langstone Moor. Lethbridge p14, diagram p13.
Nearby sites: SX55647821
Distance: 0.45km

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
ShortName: RC:Langstone
Turner: A22
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
Distance: 0.41km

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: 0.76km

Langstone Moor Settlement

OS Map: SX 55500 77900
NMR record: SX 57 NE 16
HER record: 4219
Megalithic Portal: 17507
ShortName: ST:Langstone
Butler map: 30.2
Notes: Details via Megalithic Portal.
Nearby sites: SX55507790
Distance: 0.28km

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: 0.88km

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: 0.87km

Langstone Moor 2 Cist

Langstone Moor 2 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55736 78120
NMR record: SX 57 NE 43
HER record: 4593
Megalithic Portal: 45786
PMD: Near Langstone Moor Stone circle
ShortName: CT:Langstone 2
Butler map: 30.10.2
Grinsell: PET 39
Notes: Butler Langstone Moor 2 - Vol. 2. Map 30.10. 129 Grinsell PETER TAVY 39. The cist is now housed in the Plymouth City Museum.
Nearby sites: SX55747812
Distance: 0.51km

Roos Tor N. Cairn

OS Map: SX 54860 77650
NMR record: SX 57 NW 27
HER record: 4120
Megalithic Portal: 35802
Alternate name: Langstone Moor S.2 Cairn
ShortName: CN:RoosTorN
Butler map: 31.19.2
Grinsell: PET 34
Notes: "Two round barrows on Peter Tavy Great Common. (A) SX54847764 A flat topped stony mound, probably a cairn, about 12m E-W by 11m transversely and of 0.6m maximum height. There is no apparent kerb and the edges are ill-defined. It is predominantly turf-covered but a small area of stones is exposed in the NW quadrant presumably the site of the 1899 excavation.(B) SX54887765 Located 45m ENE of 'A' or probable cairn visible as a turf covered mound about 5m in diameter and 0.3m high. No kerb is evident and the centre has been disturbed. The mounds are both quite prominently situated on the summit of a gently domed ridge of rough grassland which is generally devoid of surface stone."
Nearby sites: SX54867765
Distance: 0.52km

Roos Tor N.W. Settlement

OS Map: SX 53900 77200
NMR record: SX 57 NW 18
HER record: 4104
Megalithic Portal: 17509
ShortName: ST:RoosTorNW
Notes: Details via Megalithic Portal.
Nearby sites: SX53907720
Distance: 1.57km

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: 0.94km

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: 1.21km

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: 1.21km

Page last updated 30/06/17