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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
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: 1.77km

Down Tor Cairn

Down Tor Cairn

OS Map: SX 58642 69315
NMR record: SX 56 NE 28
HER record: 3440
Megalithic Portal: 27903
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Summit 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:DownTor
Butler map: 47.12.1
Grinsell: WAL 30
Notes: "cairn mound measures 15.5m in diam and stands up to 1.5m high. A t-shaped trench cutting into the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation, though the results of the investigation are not known. This cairn forms part of a ritual complex of monuments including 3 cairns, a stone alignment and enclosure". Approx 70 m NW of the cairn circle at the end of the Down Tor stone row.
Nearby sites: SX58646932
Distance: 1.89km

Down Tor Cist

Down Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 58037 69293
NMR record: SX 56 NE 14
HER record: 3423
Megalithic Portal: 45757
PMD: Down Tor S.
Alternate name: Down Tor S. Cist
ShortName: CT:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.5
DPD page: 28
Grinsell: WAL 26
Barrow Report: 67
Notes: Dixon #93. Bar Rep. 67. Butler Down Tor S.
- Vol. 3. Map 47.5 (diagram p.67). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 26.
Nearby sites: SX58046929
Distance: 1.8km

Drizzlecombe Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59120 67130
NMR record: SX 56 NE 40
HER record: 3374
Megalithic Portal: 16932
PMD: Drizzlecombe N 14
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 14 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Drizzle
Butler map: 49.19.14
Grinsell: SHE 25a
Turner: E35
Barrow Report: 34
Notes: Turner E35. "stone circle" marked on os 6" 1906. This site was almost totally excavated in 1914. Half an 11 foot diameter kerb circle and the slight remains of a cairn were found.3 flint flakes and a "well finished" scraper were found
Nearby sites: SX59126713
Distance: 1.02km

Drizzlecombe Enclosed Settlement

Drizzlecombe Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59340 67140
NMR record: SX 56 NE 90
HER record: 4046
Megalithic Portal: 10509
ShortName: ES:Drizzle
Butler map: 49.19
DPD page: 39
Notes: "The drizzlecombe pound (diam (max 67m, min 64m), thic of wall (max 1.52m, min 1.37m), area 0.3ha) is not circular as there is a considerable length of straight wall on the sw. The wall is much ruined in parts. An inner lining of slabs is still visible on the nw side. Mean elevation of ground is 366m od ground slopes to sw with mean gradient of 1 in 7. A cairn lies a few yards outside the pound wall, two hut circles within the enclosure. The entrance is in the west wall". Lethbridge pp.38-42, diagram p.38.
Nearby sites: SX59346714
Distance: 1.22km

Drizzlecombe Cist

Drizzlecombe Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59228 67478
NMR record: SX 56 NE 12
HER record: 3363
Megalithic Portal: 16934
PMD: Drizzlecombe N.
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 21 Cist
ShortName: CT:Drizzle
Butler map: 49.19.21
DPD page: 41
Grinsell: SHE 24
Barrow Report: 26 34
Notes: Dixon #21. Bar Rep. 26. Butler Vol. 3. Map 49.19.21 (pp.135-142, general plan of Drizzlecombe complex p.135, diagram p.141 Cist 21). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 24. Lethbridge p.38-41, diagram p.38 Cist C(3)
Nearby sites: SX59236748
Distance: 1.06km

Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex

Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59200 67000
NMR record: SX 56 NE 42
HER record: 3376
Megalithic Portal: 1906
PMD: Drizzlecombe C
ShortName: CX:Drizzle
Butler map: 49.19
DPD page: 38
Notes: Lethbridge pp.38-42. Diagram p.38. Ceremonial complex consisting of three stone rows headed by massive standing stones and also associated cairns and cists.
Nearby sites: SX59206700
Distance: 1.14km

Drizzlecombe (Central) Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe (Central) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59253 67081
NMR record: SX 56 NE 43
HER record: 14772
Megalithic Portal: 3206
PMD: Drizzlecombe B
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe stone row 3 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Drizzle Ce
Butler map: 49.19.3
Grinsell: SHE 29
Turner: F13
Notes: Central in alignment of 3 cairns. Cairn heads the NW Drizzlecombe row. See diagram in coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, marked as C3.
Nearby sites: SX59256708
Distance: 1.16km

Drizzlecombe (W) Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe (W) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59236 67101
NMR record: SX 56 NE 41
HER record: 3329
Megalithic Portal: 10499
PMD: Drizzlecombe N Row
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 4 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Drizzle W
Butler map: 49.19.4
Grinsell: SHE 28
Turner: F24
Notes: Turner F24. Western most in alignment of 3 cairns. The other two cairns head Drizzlecombe rows. See diagram in coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, marked as C4.
Nearby sites: SX59246710
Distance: 1.14km

Drizzlecombe E. Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe E. Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59267 67065
NMR record: SX 56 NE 42
HER record: 4047
Megalithic Portal: 3207
PMD: Drizzlecombe C
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe stone row 2 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Drizzle E
Butler map: 49.19.2
DPD page: 39
Grinsell: SHE 30
Turner: F7
Notes: Turner F7. Eastern most in alignment of 3 cairns. Cairn heads the NE Drizzlecombe row. See diagram in coverage on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, marked as C2. Lethbridge Row B. pp.38-42. Diagram p.38. See also 14780
Nearby sites: SX59276707
Distance: 1.18km

Drizzlecombe N.E. Standing Stone

Drizzlecombe N.E. Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59215 67005
NMR record: SX 56 NE 42
HER record: 14781
Megalithic Portal: 16928
PMD: Drizzlecombe Standing Stones
ShortName: SS:Drizzle NE
Butler map: 49.19
Butler Vol 5: p.230
DPD page: 39
Notes: Largest standing stone on Dartmoor - terminal for Drizzlecombe stone row. It is 4.2m in height with a distinctive bulging profile at the top. Worth suggests it was probably dragged here from Higher Hartor Tor about 1km away. Re-erected in 1893. Lethbridge Row B. pp.38-42. Diagram p.38.
Nearby sites: SX59226701
Distance: 1.15km

Drizzlecombe N.E. Stone Row

Drizzlecombe N.E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59258 67054
NMR record: SX 56 NE 42
HER record: 14776
Megalithic Portal: 536
The Stone Rows of GB: Drizzlecombe 2
PMD: Drizzlecombe C Stone Row
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe row 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Drizzle NE
Butler map: 49.19
DPD page: 39
Notes: Butler Row 2, NMR Row 2, Worth Row C. Terminated by the tallest standing stone on Dartmoor. It is 4.2m in height with a distinctive bulging profile at the top the broad face is across the row unlike the other two Drizzlecombe rows. Interestingly this stone is photographed in Worth's Dartmoor prior to being re-erected. Worth suggests it was probably dragged here from Higher Hartor Tor about 1km away. This standing stone has 3 smaller cairns in close proximity. This is the shortest of the three rows at 83.2m but has larger slabs set further apart with the largest near the cairn. Lethbridge Row B. pp.38-42. Diagram p.38. See also: Sea Views at Drizzlecombe 2
Nearby sites: SX59266705
Distance: 1.18km

Drizzlecombe N.W. Standing Stone

Drizzlecombe N.W. Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59200 67020
NMR record: SX 56 NE 43
HER record: 3377
Megalithic Portal: 16929
PMD: Drizzlecombe Standing Stones
ShortName: SS:Drizzle NW
Butler map: 49.19
DPD page: 40
Notes: Terminal for Drizzlecombe NW stone row. Re-erected in 1893. Lethbridge Row C. pp.38-42. Diagram p.38.
Nearby sites: SX59206702
Distance: 1.13km

Drizzlecombe N.W. Stone Row

Drizzlecombe N.W. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59243 67071
NMR record: SX 56 NE 43
HER record: 3376
Megalithic Portal: 1904
The Stone Rows of GB: Drizzlecombe 3
PMD: Drizzlecombe B Stone Row
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe row 3 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Drizzle NW
Butler map: 49.19
DPD page: 40
Notes: Butler Row 3, NMR Row 1, Worth Row B. The NW and S terminal stones have their broad face parallel to the row. The NW row is single for half of its 149.5m length uphill then double for 47m before becoming single again for the last 28m to the cairn. This arrangement appears to be the original design. The other two stone rows are single throughout. The S row is exactly the same length as the NW row but with smaller stones. The average interval between the stones is almost identical and the orientation of the row is such that it gently curves southwards downhill bringing the lower part of the row parallel to the S row. This shift of 7 degrees in alignment of the NW row from top to bottom to line up with the S row would suggest it was constructed later to match the S row. The height of the terminating stones for S and NW rows are 3m and 2.3m respectively. Lethbridge Row C. pp.38-42. Diagram p.38. See also: Sea Views at Drizzlecombe 3
Nearby sites: SX59246707
Distance: 1.15km

Drizzlecombe S Row Encircled Cairn

Drizzlecombe S Row Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59170 66964
NMR record: SX 56 NE 46
HER record: 14779
Megalithic Portal: 16937
PMD: Drizzlecombe SW Row
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe stone row 1 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Drizzle S
Butler map: 49.19.1
Grinsell: SHE 32
Notes: "Cairn lies at the north-east end of Row A (South Row)of the Drizzlecombe group. Cairn measures 6.7 metres in diameter, up to 0.8 metres high, with central hollow 2.3 metres by 1.5 metres by 0.25 metres deep." "Small number of edge stones around the periphery represent a kerb. Large flat stone, 1.7m by 1m by 0.3m thick, situated immediately s of the mound may be the displaced coverstone from a cist"
Nearby sites: SX59176696
Distance: 1.13km

Drizzlecombe S. Standing Stone

Drizzlecombe S. Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59057 66868
NMR record: SX 56 NE 46
HER record: 14778
Megalithic Portal: 16927
PMD: Drizzlecombe Standing Stones
ShortName: SS:Drizzle S
Butler map: 49.19
DPD page: 40
Notes: Terminal stone of the southern double row at Drizzlecombe. The standing stone at the southwest end measures 1.8 metres by 0.4 metres and is 3.2 metres high. Re-erected in 1893. Lethbridge Row A pp.38-42. Diagram p.38.
Nearby sites: SX59066687
Distance: 1.08km

Drizzlecombe S. Stone Row

Drizzlecombe S. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59161 66949
NMR record: SX 56 NE 46
HER record: 14777
Megalithic Portal: 1905
The Stone Rows of GB: Drizzlecombe 1
PMD: Drizzlecombe A Stone Row
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Drizzle S
Butler map: 49.19
DPD page: 40
Notes: Butler Row 1, NMR Row 3, Worth Row A. See notes for Drizzlecombe B (N.W.) row. Lethbridge Row A pp.38-42. Diagram p.38. See also: Sea Views at Drizzlecombe 1
Nearby sites: SX59166695
Distance: 1.13km

Drizzlecombe, North Cist

Drizzlecombe, North Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59156 67216
NMR record: SX 56 NE 23
HER record: 3339
Megalithic Portal: 534
PMD: Drizzlecombe N 13
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 13 Cist
ShortName: CT:Drizzle N
Butler map: 49.19.13
DPD page: 41
Grinsell: SHE 25
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Dixon #5. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Drizzlecombe - Vol. 3. Map 49.19.13 (pp.135-142, general plan of Drizzlecombe complex p.135, diagram p.140 Cairn 13). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 25. Lethbridge p.38-41, diagram p.38 Cist B(2)
Nearby sites: SX59166722
Distance: 1.03km

Drizzlecombe, South Cist

Drizzlecombe, South Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59034 66726
NMR record: SX 56 NE 48
HER record: 3340
Megalithic Portal: 16933
PMD: Drizzlecombe SW.
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 22 Cist
ShortName: CT:Drizzle S
Butler map: 49.19.22
DPD page: 41
Grinsell: SHE 34
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Dixon #4. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Drizzlecombe - Vol. 3. Map 49.19.22 (pp.135-142, general plan of Drizzlecombe complex p.135, diagram p.141 Cist 22). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 34. Lethbridge p.38-41, diagram p.38 Cist A(1)
Nearby sites: SX59036673
Distance: 1.15km

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: 1.14km

Giant's Basin Cairn

Giant's Basin Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59202 66945
NMR record: SX 56 NE 45
HER record: 3372
Megalithic Portal: 538
ShortName: CN:GiantsBasin
Butler map: 49.19.5
DPD page: 40
Grinsell: SHE 33
Notes: The Giant's Basin is an impressive but heavily disturbed cairn lying adjacent to the Drizzlecombe Stone Rows. It measures approximately 22 metres in diameter, a maximum of 3 metres high and is partially turf-covered. An approximately 2.5 metre wide reed-covered slight depression around its circumference suggests a silted ditch. Much of the central part of the cairn has been removed to a depth of 1.65m and most of excavated material in the form of fist-sized stones and small boulders has been deposited around the rim of the mound. Lethbridge pp.38-42, diagram p.38.
Nearby sites: SX59206695
Distance: 1.16km

Giant's Basin (near) Cist

OS Map: SX 59180 66940
NMR record: SX 56 NE 44
HER record: 3373
Megalithic Portal: 18464
PMD: Giants Basin Foot
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 6 Cist
ShortName: CT:GiantsBasin
Butler map: 49.19.6
Grinsell: SHE 33d
Barrow Report: 12
Notes: "The structure comprises a flat slab measuring 1.2m by 0.76m which rests at a slight angle on three upright slabs. These slabs, up to 0.4m high, form a 'z' shape on plan in what appears to be a slight hollow. This feature has been classified by some authorities as a cist although others reject this interpretation for either positional or structural reasons. The historical and archaeological tradition for the existence of a cist here is by no means certain. Known cists in the locality have invariably had their coverstones removed and are open. It is a scheduled ancient monument."
Nearby sites: SX59186694
Distance: 1.15km

Giant's Hill E Cist

Giant's Hill E Cist

OS Map: SX 59587 66717
NMR: No record found
HER record: 70333
Megalithic Portal: 45812
ShortName: CT:GiantsHillE
DPD page: 48
Notes: "A little further to the east on giant's hill another cist was photographed in 2004. A large flat stone c0.9m x c0.9m partly covered by vegetation is the capstone of a small square cist c0.56m x 0.56m. One of the side stones is missing. (lethbridge)." Lethbridge p.48 Giant's Hill unscheduled Cist diagram p.47.
Nearby sites: SX59596672
Distance: 1.62km

Giant's Hill W Cist

Giant's Hill W Cist

OS Map: SX 59444 66753
NMR record: SX 56 NE 302
HER record: 55396
Megalithic Portal: 45813
PMD: Giants Hill
ShortName: CT:GiantsHillW
DPD page: 48
Notes: "The cist is situated at the wsw end of the cairn, is 1.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m deep and is orientated ne-sw". Lethbridge p.48 Giant's Hill scheduled Cist diagram p.47.
Nearby sites: SX59446675
Distance: 1.47km

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: 0.6km

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: 0.88km

Hentor Farm Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59095 65774
NMR record: SX 56 NE 190
HER record: 12744
Megalithic Portal: 45774
PMD: Hen Tor Meadow
ShortName: CT:Hentor Farm
Grinsell: SHA 48
Turner: E45
Notes: Turner E45 - has "central cist". Not listed by Butler (relevant map Vol. 3. Map 49.22). NMR record suggests no field evidence can be found for this site. Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 48. "A slight cairn with retaining circle, enclosing a cist aligned SSE-NNW, near the junction of Shavercombe Lake and River Plym." The author of this website was unable to locate this cist in the vicinity of SX 59095 65774 on 13/08/17. Either the grid reference is inaccurate or the site is difficult to find, possibly obscured by vegetation. The accounts from Turner and in the HER seem to indicate that the site does actually exist.
Nearby sites: SX59106577
Distance: 1.96km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58702 69276
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3502
Megalithic Portal: 1901
PMD: Down Tor Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 29
Notes: "A stone alignment and cairn, situated on a saddle 620 metres east of Down Tor. The alignment is orientated east-north-east to west-south-west, running for 316 metres and containing at least 174 stones, with the tallest at either end. The westernmost stone stands 2.8 metre high, the easternmost stone stands 1.6 metres high, and the remainder vary between 1 metre and 0.2 metres in height. The westernmost stone, and an unknown number of others, were re-erected by Baring-Gould and Burnard in 1890."
Nearby sites: SX58706928
Distance: 1.87km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Stone Row

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58697 69267
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3502
Megalithic Portal: 1901
The Stone Rows of GB: Hingston Hill
PMD: Down Tor Stone Row
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 28
Notes: "A stone alignment and cairn, situated on a saddle 620 metres east of Down Tor. The alignment is orientated east-north-east to west-south-west, running for 316 metres and containing at least 174 stones, with the tallest at either end. The westernmost stone stands 2.8 metre high, the easternmost stone stands 1.6 metres high, and the remainder vary between 1 metre and 0.2 metres in height. The westernmost stone, and an unknown number of others, were re-erected by Baring-Gould and Burnard in 1894. The cairn lies 4 metres west of the western end of the alignment. The cairn mound measures 8 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high. It is surrounded by a kerb made up of 24 orthostats, standing between 0.3 and 1 metre high, forming a ring with a diameter of 11.5 metres. A hollow in the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation or robbing. Two tin prospecting pits lie immediately against the edge of the kerb. The alignment is in direct line with another cairn to the north-east (438589)". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27. See also: Sea Views at Hingston Hill
Nearby sites: SX58706927
Distance: 1.86km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58693 69270
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3439
Megalithic Portal: 541
PMD: Down Tor Cairn Circle
Alternate name: Hingston Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 28
Grinsell: WAL 31
Turner: F6
Barrow Report: 14
Notes: Turner F6. "The cairn circle consists of 26 upright stones and possibly two more now recumbent; it has an internal diameter of 11.5m. Within the circle is a cairn of 8.5m diameter and 0.6m height with a small depression in the centre which may be the site of a cist". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27.
Nearby sites: SX58696927
Distance: 1.85km

Leeden Cist

Leeden Cist

OS Map: SX 58695 67845
NMR record: SX 56 NE 26
HER record: 3341
Megalithic Portal: 45710
PMD: Eylesburrow W.
Alternate name: Eylesbarrow S.W. Cist
ShortName: CT:Leeden
Butler map: 47.11
DPD page: 30
Grinsell: SHE 7
Barrow Report: 48
Notes: Dixon #45. Bar Rep. 48. Butler Eylesbarrow S.W - Vol. 3. Map 47.11 (diagram p.70). Grinsell SHEEPSTOR 7.
Nearby sites: SX58706785
Distance: 0.64km

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: 0.81km

Shavercombe Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 59360 66290
NMR record: SX 56 NE 97
HER record: 3344
Megalithic Portal: 45576
ShortName: ES:Shavercombe
Notes: "Shavercombe pound is not circular. There is no hut circle within the pound. It is one of two main enclosures in a scheduled area which also includes three isolated hut circles. The fence or wall consisted of granite with large stones in the bottom courses. There are many long stones like broad gateposts laid lengthwise along both faces of the wall and filled between in the centre with small stones. The upper part was probably similarly faced with smaller blocks."
Nearby sites: SX59366629
Distance: 1.69km

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: 0.58km

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: 0.77km

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: 0.73km

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: 0.77km

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