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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

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: 1.45km

Fordsland Ledge Chambered Cairn

OS Map: SX 57585 88899
NMR record: SX 58 NE 2
HER record: 3169
Megalithic Portal: 36418
PMD: Fordsland Ledge
ShortName: CN:Fordsland
Butler map: 42.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.98
Grinsell: OKE 4
Notes: " In a crest position on Fordsland Ledge at 581.0m OD is the disturbed remains of a turf-and-heather-covered cairn. It measures 12.2m by 13.9m in diameter and is 1.1m high. In a hollow in the centre are a number of large stones suggesting the possibility of a former cist or even a chamber, utilizing the natural outcrop as its base." "The large stones visible in the centre of the feature are somewhat unusual and not typical of a cist-like structure. The presence of a chamber is very doubtful and it is more likely that the interior of the cairn has, at some point, been remodelled to create a small shelter."
Nearby sites: SX57598890
Distance: 1.35km

High Willhays Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58040 89210
NMR record: SX 58 NE 19
HER record: 20152
Megalithic Portal: 36417
Alternate name: Harter Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:HighWillhay
Butler map: 42.4
Turner: A65
Notes: Turner A65. "Higher willhayes ring cairn. Irregular segment of stone ring set against rock outcrop.10m wide n-s and 5.5m radius to outcrop, with bank 1m wide and 0.2m high. Also contains segment of stone setting 7.5m wide n-s, 2.5m radius to outcrop"
Nearby sites: SX58048921
Distance: 0.99km

High Willhays (N) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58050 89220
NMR record: SX 58 NE 18
HER record: 21296
Megalithic Portal: 45849
Alternate name: High Willhays? Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:HighWillh N
Butler map: 42.2
Grinsell: OKE 5
Turner: A64
Notes: Turner A64. Possibly HER 21296? OS co-ords do not quite match. Butler lists OKE 5, 5a
Nearby sites: SX58058922
Distance: 0.99km

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: 1.87km

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: 1.41km

Yes Tor E Cairn

OS Map: SX 58040 90170
NMR record: SX 59 SE 6
HER record: 4814
Megalithic Portal: 36416
Alternate name: Yes Tor 2 Cairn
ShortName: CN:Yes Tor E
Butler map: 42.1.2
Grinsell: OKE 2
Notes: One of two cairns on Yes Tor. On the top of the flat outcrop of Yes Tor and piled against the west side is an amorphous mass of stones representing a ruined cairn. The patch of stones on the top is more or less 14.0m across and 0.3 m high and the piling against the outcrop is 2.3m high. It is possible that this has resulted from bulldozing the cairn over the side of the outcrop but the stones appear quite stable and compacted.

The central excavation is approximately 12.0m across and extends to 0.5m below the natural ground level. In the base of the hollow and on its south side are three partly buried slabs each about 1.7m long, 0.2m thick and more than 0.5m wide, which look like the displaced remains of a former cist.
Nearby sites: SX58049017
Distance: 0.09km

Yes Tor W Cairn

OS Map: SX 57950 90200
NMR record: SX 59 SE 6
HER record: 4813
Megalithic Portal: 36416
Alternate name: Yes Tor 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:Yes Tor W
Butler map: 42.1.1
Grinsell: OKE 1
Notes: Grinsell OKEHAMPTON HAMLETS 1. Butler Volume 2 Map 42.1. Western of two round barrows on the summit of yes tor. About 36.6m nw of flag staff on the top of yes tor is an incomplete ring of rough granite boulders varying in size but generally 0.3m - 0.9m. Long. The ring is about 6.1m long and is defective on the north east side where there is evidence of a slightly sunken trackway. In the interior of this ring the ground is slightly irregular and contains blocks of granite. At the south western part of the circle a smaller circle of stones abuts on the previous circle.
Nearby sites: SX57959020
Distance: 0km

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