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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: 1.31km

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: 1.82km

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
ShortName: CT:Ditsworthy
Butler map: 49.6
Grinsell: B:SHE 36
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
Distance: 1.78km

Eastern Tor Settlement

OS Map: SX 58500 66400
NMR record: SX 56 NE 50
HER record: 4023
Megalithic Portal: 19399
ShortName: ST:EasternTor
Nearby sites: SX58506640
Distance: 1.66km

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
ShortName: CT:GutterTor N
Butler map: 49.5.3
DPD page: 33
Grinsell: SHE 9
Turner: E38
Barrow Report: 59
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
Distance: 0.89km

Gutter Tor S. Cist

Gutter Tor S. Cist

OS Map: SX 57604 66819
NMR record: SX 56 NE 56
HER record: 3991
Megalithic Portal: 45650
PMD: Gutter Tor summit
Alternate name: Gutter Tor 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:GutterTor S
Butler map: 49.5.2
DPD page: 32
Grinsell: SHE 15
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: (Previously listed as Gutter Tor No. 1) Dixon #2. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Gutter Tor 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.5 (diagram p.118 "Summit cist"). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 15. Excavated by Worth in 1900. "situated on the flat top of Gutter Tor at about 345m OD just on the north side of the crest of the hill. Two end stones and a side stone remain upright". Lethbridge p.32 Cist A.
Nearby sites: SX57606682
Distance: 0.72km

Lee Moor (Willings Walls) Cist

Lee Moor (Willings Walls) Cist

OS Map: SX 58278 65339
NMR record: SX 56 NE 76
HER record: 4022
Megalithic Portal: 45651
PMD: Willings Walls Warren
Alternate name: Willings Walls 3 Cist
ShortName: CT:Lee Moor
Butler map: 51.6.3
DPD page: 52
Grinsell: SHA 24
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Dixon #3. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Willings Walls 3 (Cairn & Cist 3) - Vol. 3. Map 51.6 (diagram p.166). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 24. "A cairn immediately adjacent to and west of Willings Walls Reave. The cairn mound measures 9 metres in diameter and up to 0.5 metres high. It contains a central cist with one end slab and two side slabs in place". Lethbridge p.52-3 Willingswalls Cist 1 (W of Reave) - diagram p52.
Nearby sites: SX58286534
Distance: 1.98km

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: 1.47km

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: 1.02km

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: 1.27km

Legis Tor Ossuary

OS Map: SX 57520 65440
NMR record:
HER record: -1
Megalithic Portal: 45857
Alternate name: Legis Tor Ossuary Ossuary
ShortName: OS:LegisTor
DPD page: 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
Distance: 1.45km

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
ShortName: CT:Legis Tor E
Butler map: 49.2.1
DPD page: 38
Grinsell: SHE 23
Turner: E42
Barrow Report: 51
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
Distance: 1.34km

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
ShortName: CT:Legis Tor W
Butler map: 49.2.2
DPD page: 37
Grinsell: SHE 22
Turner: E43
Barrow Report: 12 20
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
Distance: 1.36km

Outholme Newtake Cist

Outholme Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Yellowmead and Drizzlecombe
OS Map: SX 57994 68278
NMR record: SX 56 NE 32
HER record: 4024
Megalithic Portal: 45730
PMD: Outcombe
ShortName: CT:OutholmeNew
Butler map: 47.10
DPD page: 30
Grinsell: SHE 2
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Dixon #54. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Vol. 3. Map 47.10 (diagram p.70). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 2. "Located in an isolated pocket of closely cropped grass and surounded by tinners pits. Only three slabs survive in place surrounding a hollow and forming the sides of the cist. The fourth side is missing as is the capstone and any trace of a mound." Lethbridge Outcombe (note different spelling) Cist p.30.
Nearby sites: SX57996828
Distance: 1.9km

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: 1.07km

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: 1.08km

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: 1.08km

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: 1.14km

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: 1.76km

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: 2km

Whittenknowles Rocks Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 58550 67050
NMR record: SX 56 NE 49
HER record: 3995
Megalithic Portal: 19400
ShortName: ES:Whittenknow
Nearby sites: SX58556705
Distance: 1.7km

Yellowmead Stone Row

Yellowmead Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57482 67842
NMR record: SX 56 NE 18
HER record: 3338
Megalithic Portal: 2202
The Stone Rows of GB: Yellowmead Down
PMD: Yellowmead Stone Row
Alternate name: Yellowmead Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Yellowmead
DPD page: 31
Notes: "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." and "The double row as planned by Worth except that one stone is now missing. It is 6.9m long with mostly small line slabs, set on edge. They are about 0.3m long and 0.3m high, the intervals between stones and between the rows being 0.8m".
Nearby sites: SX57486784
Distance: 1.25km

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
ShortName: EC:Yellowmead
Butler map: 47.14.1
DPD page: 31
Grinsell: SHE 5
Turner: F21
Barrow Report: 41
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
Distance: 1.3km

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
ShortName: CC:Fourfold
Butler map: 47.14
DPD page: 31
Grinsell: SHE 4
Turner: G30
Barrow Report: 41
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
Distance: 1.27km

Page last updated 30/06/17