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Search Tool: Prehistoric monuments within 2km of SX568925

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

Black Down W. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 57398 91540
NMR record: SX 59 SE 81
HER record: 61332
Megalithic Portal: 45801
PMD: Black Down
ShortName: CT:BlackDown W
Butler map: 42.6
Butler Vol 5: p.58 & Fig.35
Notes: nb. Not listed by Turner - assigned as "Platform Circle" type cairn due to description in NMR. "A flat-topped cairn". Butler Black Down W. Vol. 2. Map 42.6 (diagram Vol 5. p.58). "cairn containing a cist situated on Black Down 1.6 kilometres east of Higher Bowden. The cairn is 6 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres in height. The cist is 0.9 metres long with 2 end stones in the original position. Remains of a kerb are visible around the north west edge of the mound". This author unable to find at SX 57409153 on 28/08/16. Butler lists as SX 5738 9153. The NMR gives yet another location SX 57469153
Nearby sites: SX57409154
Distance: 1.13km

Homerton Hill N. Cist

OS Map: SX 56135 90652
NMR record: SX 59 SE 53
HER record: 12884
Megalithic Portal: 45808
PMD: Homerton Hill
ShortName: CT:Homerton N
Butler map: 43.15
Butler Vol 5: p.177 & Fig.119
DPD page: 157
Notes: Butler Homerton Hill N. Vol. 2. Map 43.15 (diagram Vol. 5. p.177). "A small, disturbed cairn containing three edge set stones of a cist ... The turf covered cairn measures 3.5 x 3.1m and 0.3m max. height. The top and north side of the mound has been disturbed exposing the three in situ cist stones. The cist measures 0.8 x 0.6m and 0.3mdeep. It is now open to the north. A large stone lying flush with the ground lies immediately north east of the cairn and probably represents the missing endstone or the coverstone". Lethbridge diagram p.156 and photos p157.
Nearby sites: SX56149065
Distance: 1.96km

Longstone Hill Standing Stone

Longstone Hill Standing Stone

OS Map: SX 56724 90890
NMR record:
HER record: 5571
Megalithic Portal: 36422
PMD: Longstone Hill Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Longstone
Butler map: 42.
Butler Vol 5: p.220
DPD page: 156
Notes: Possible recumbent longstone on summit of Longstone Hill, east of Meldon Reservoir. Suggested as possible menhir by Butler and Newman.
Nearby sites: SX56729089
Distance: 1.61km

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