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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
Conies Down Stone Row

Conies Down Stone Row

OS Map: SX 58591 79076
NMR record: SX 57 NE 5
HER record: 4592
Megalithic Portal: 1846
The Stone Rows of GB: Conies Down
PMD: Conies Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:ConiesDown
DPD page: 107
Notes: "The Conies Down stone row is oriented a few degrees west of north-south and is 145m long. Originally a double alignment of stones, only three pairs of upright stones now survive. There are a total of 17 upright and 15 recumbent stones. The average gap between stones is 10m and between the pairs the gap is some 1.4m wide". Lethbridge diagram p.107.
Nearby sites: SX58597908
Distance: 1.75km

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: 1.63km

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: 1.91km

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: 1.94km

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: 1.88km

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: 1.62km

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: 1.28km

Maiden Hill Cist

OS Map: SX 58831 79380
NMR record: SX 57 NE 44
HER record: 4216
Megalithic Portal: 45815
PMD: Maiden Hill
Alternate name: Conies Down Summit Cist
ShortName: CT:MaidenHill
Butler map: 30.11
Butler Vol 5: p.158 & Fig.28
DPD page: 108
Grinsell: LYD 32
Notes: Grinsell LYDFORD 32. Butler Vol 2 30.11 p. 77. Maybe natural rather than a cist, see very useful notes on Megalithic Portal. Butler says "a large turf-covered cairn which has been dug into from its southern edge. No stones are visible in the saucer-shape depression in the centre but a setting of three slabs near the northern edge may be the sides of a cist which contained a secondary burial inserted at a later date into the side of the mound". Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo p.108.
Nearby sites: SX58837938
Distance: 1.98km

Page last updated 30/06/17