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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
Brisworthy Stone Circle

Brisworthy Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Brisworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 56468 65495
NMR record: SX 56 NE 64
HER record: 3983
Megalithic Portal: 542
PMD: Brisworthy Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Brisworthy
DPD page: 35
Turner: G8
Barrow Report: 29
Notes: The Brisworthy circle underwent major reconstruction carried out by Breton and the Barrow Committee in 1909. At the time only 4 stones remained standing whilst another 21 were lying roughly in place. Some 15 stones out of 40 are missing, no doubt robbed for nearby enclosures and walls. A low rubble bank surrounds the circle.
See also: Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Brisworthy Circle. Lethbridge p.34-35. Diagram p.34 site 1.
Nearby sites: SX56476550
Distance: 1.21km

Brisworthy Cup Stone

OS Map: SX 55980 65160
NMR record: SX 56 NE 203
HER record: 18859
Megalithic Portal: 45854
ShortName: CS:Brisworthy
DPD page: 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
Distance: 0.68km

Dewerstone Fort

OS Map: SX 53800 63900
NMR record: SX 56 SW 14
HER record: 2381
Megalithic Portal: 29453
ShortName: FT:Dewerstone
Notes: Dewerstone hill pound is on the summit of the ridge separating the valleys of the plym and the meavy at their junction. The pound wall is incomplete. It ties in on the w side with the rock exposure of the summit. It is rectangular with rounded angles. Mean elevation of ground approx.216m od, sloping slightly e and w. There is one hut circle. Two ruined parallel walls cross the neck of the ridge 137m n of the pound. There is a 2.75m space between the walls which are about 1.55m thick. There is a confused mass of ruined buildings within the walls.
Nearby sites: SX53806390
Distance: 1.98km

Dewerstone Neolithic Enclosure

OS Map: SX 53800 63900
NMR record: SX 56 SW 14
HER record: 2380
Megalithic Portal: 29453
ShortName: NE:Dewerstone
Butler map: 48.1
Notes: A poorly preserved stone-built double walled enclosure, the outer of which is thought to represent the site of a Neolithic hilltop enclosure. "The outer enclosure is potentially Neolithic, while the inner is probably of Bronze Age date. The stone-built double wall of the outer enclosure is poorly preserved with an average height of 0.7m, and given its loose composition is unlikely to have stood higher than 1.5m. The inner and outer walls now have average widths of 4.0m and 3.4m respectively. Five probable or possible entrances through the double wall were identified; the existence of so many may support the hypothesis that the enclosure is of Neolithic date."
Nearby sites: SX53806390
Distance: 1.98km

Dewerstone Hill Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 53830 63930
NMR record: SX 56 SW 32
HER record: 63617
Megalithic Portal: 29453
ShortName: ES:Dewerstone
Notes: "stone hut circle forming part of an enclosed settlement on the summit of dewerstone hill "
Nearby sites: SX53836393
Distance: 1.94km

Legis Pound

Legis Pound

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Legis Tor Settlements
OS Map: SX 56930 65270
NMR record: SX 56 NE 69
HER record: 3979
Megalithic Portal: 34065
ShortName: PD:Legis Pound
DPD page: 37
Notes: "A field system containing 13 hut circles occupies an area of 6ha on the lower S and SW flanks of Legis Tor. The field system is best preserved on the S where five irregular, adjoining enclosures contain all but one of the huts. These enclosures vary between 0.1ha and 0.6ha and lie in an area of often dense clitter. Several of the enclosures are further sub-divided."
Nearby sites: SX56936527
Distance: 1.63km

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
ShortName: CT:Legis Lake
Butler map: 49.21.2
DPD page: 36
Grinsell: SHE 20
Turner: E32
Barrow Report: 29
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
Distance: 1.42km

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
ShortName: EC:Legis Lake
Butler map: 49.21.1
Grinsell: SHE 21
Turner: F15
Barrow Report: 29
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
Distance: 1.3km

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
ShortName: CC:Ringmoor
Butler map: 49.21.3
DPD page: 36
Grinsell: SHE 18
Turner: G29
Barrow Report: 63
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
Distance: 1.14km

Ringmoor Down Stone Row

Ringmoor Down Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Ringmoor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 56330 65808
NMR record: SX 56 NE 60
HER record: 3986
Megalithic Portal: 2102
The Stone Rows of GB: Ringmoor Down
PMD: Ringmoor Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Ringmoor
DPD page: 34
Notes: "A stone row, 1740 feet long, mainly single but double in parts. At its southern end is a cairn circle with a diameter of 40ft. 6ins. In 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. A 4ft long fallen stone terminated the stone row at its northern end". Lethbridge p.34-36, diagram p.34 site 3. See also: Sea Views at Ringmoor Down`
Nearby sites: SX56336581
Distance: 1.2km

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
ShortName: EC:Ringmoor S
Butler map: 49.20
DPD page: 35
Grinsell: SHE 19
Turner: F5
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
Distance: 1.2km

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
ShortName: CC:Ringmoor N
Butler map: 49.21.4
Turner: A2
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
Distance: 1.07km

Shadyback Tor Settlement

OS Map: SX 56600 65000
NMR record: SX 56 SE 22
HER record: 56780
Megalithic Portal: 34063
ShortName: ST:Shadyback
Nearby sites: SX56606500
Distance: 1.32km

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
ShortName: PC:ShaughCross
Butler map: 48.5
Grinsell: SHA 40
Turner: E2
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
Distance: 1.74km

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
ShortName: PC:Shaugh Moor
Butler map: 48.5
Grinsell: SHA 41b
Turner: E3
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
Distance: 1.74km

Shaugh Moor Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 55670 63430
NMR record: SX 56 SE 91
HER record: 12778
Megalithic Portal: 17512
ShortName: ES:Shaugh Moor
Notes: Enclosure G; one of seven enclosures with associated hut circles in the area. It is a square enclosure with three associated hut circles and another few lying in close proximity. The enclosure walls remains reasonably intact. Other details: Butler Vol 3 Map 48, 3.
Nearby sites: SX55676343
Distance: 1.81km

Shaugh Moor Stone Row

OS Map: SX 55422 63435
NMR record: SX 56 SE 45
HER record: 2434
Megalithic Portal: 2121
The Stone Rows of GB: Shaugh Moor
PMD: Shaugh Moor Stone Row
Alternate name: Shaugh Moor row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:ShaughMoor
DPD page: 55
Notes: "A single stone row 587 feet long, the spacing of the stones varies between 3 feet and 5 feet, centre to centre. At the Southwest end there is a retaining circle 50 feet in diameter. The stones of the row are very small and sunk into the peat, making them hard to find. A stone row 164m long aligned SW-NE over the brow and down the south side of the valley. The terminals are not intervisible. It is composed of small stones, normally between 35 and 10cm high, the tallest (65cms) being at the apparent northern terminal. Where the stones have been removed their original positions can be identified from depressions in the turf". Lethbridge p.54-55, diagram p.55. See also: Sea Views at Shaugh Moor
Nearby sites: SX55426344
Distance: 1.76km

Shaugh Moor (N) Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 55410 63490
NMR record: SX 56 SE 135
HER record: 29996
Megalithic Portal: 3458
ShortName: CC:ShaughMoorN
Turner: G18
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
Distance: 1.71km

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
ShortName: CC:ShaughMoorS
Butler map: 48.5
DPD page: 55
Grinsell: SHA 41
Turner: G17
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
Distance: 1.77km

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
ShortName: CT:Trowles
Butler map: 51.1
DPD page: 55
Grinsell: SHA 30a
Turner: E40
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
Distance: 1.9km

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
ShortName: RC:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.3
Grinsell: MEA 3
Turner: A31
Barrow Report: 21 62
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
Distance: 0.67km

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
ShortName: CT:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.1
DPD page: 33
Grinsell: MEA 7
Turner: E6
Barrow Report: 12 19
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
Distance: 1.17km

Wigford Down Cairn Circle

Wigford Down Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 54172 65243
NMR record: SX 56 NW 16
HER record: 2300
ShortName: CN:Wigford d1
Grinsell: MEA 2a
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
Distance: 1.13km

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
ShortName: CC:WigfordDown
Butler map: 48.1.4
Grinsell: MEA 7a
Turner: A39
Barrow Report: 12 62
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
Distance: 0.65km

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
ShortName: RC:Wigford S
Butler map: 48.1.5
Grinsell: MEA 7b
Turner: B9
Barrow Report: 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
Distance: 0.65km

Wigford Down 2 Cairn

Wigford Down 2 Cairn

OS Map: SX 54675 65110
NMR record: SX 56 NW 21
HER record: 2312
ShortName: CN:Wigford D8
Butler map: 48.1.2
Grinsell: MEA 2
Barrow Report: 62
Notes: The remains of a disturbed prehistoric cairn. It was re-used as an observation post during World War Two.
Nearby sites: SX54686511
Distance: 0.63km

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