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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: 1.84km

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: 0.38km

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: 1.96km

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: 1.88km

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: 1.97km

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: 1.99km

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: 1.97km

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: 1.9km

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: 1.95km

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: 1.9km

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: 1.96km

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: 1.83km

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: 1.7km

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: 1.82km

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: 1.56km

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: 1.07km

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: 1.84km

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: 1.82km

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: 1.88km

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: 1.81km

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: 1.89km

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: 1.63km

Hanging Stone Standing Stone

Hanging Stone Standing Stone

OS Map: SX 58372 63688
NMR record: SX 56 SE 36
HER record: 2423
Megalithic Portal: 45568
The Stone Rows of GB: Lee Moor South
PMD: The Hanging Stone
Alternate name: The Hanging Stone Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Hanging
Butler Vol 5: p.53
DPD page: 59
Notes: Located on Lee Moor. "The 'Hanging Stone' or 'Leaning Rock', 7ft 9ins in length, but because of the stone being 38o out of the vertical, its vertical height is only 6ft 9ins. It measures 3ft 7ins by 1ft 10ins at the base, and is incised on one face with the letters "CB" showing that at one time it was used as a bound-post. It is believed to be prehistoric." TDA Vol. 72 1940 pp. 192-3 (R Hansford Worth). See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Hanging Stone.
Nearby sites: SX58376369
Distance: 1.66km

Hentor Cist

Hentor Cist

OS Map: SX 59252 65720
NMR record: SX 56 NE 158
HER record: 55317
Megalithic Portal: 45790
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 1
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Hentor 1
Butler map: 49.22.1
DPD page: 51
Notes: Butler Hen Tor 1 (Cairn 1) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). "A low earthen barrow or cairn with cist. The barrow is 4m by 3.5m and 0.6m high. The centrally placed cist is 1.2m by 0.75m. internally and 0.2m deep. Three side stones visible, with the cist aligned north-east/south-west, but no coverstone. The overall condition is fair". Lethbridge p.50-51 Shavercombe Cist F - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59266572
Distance: 1.03km

Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe C) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 59606 65893
NMR record: SX 56 NE 101
HER record: 3503
Megalithic Portal: 45728
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 6
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Hentor C
Butler map: 49.22.6
DPD page: 49
Grinsell: SHA 27
Turner: D14
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Turner D14. Dixon #52. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Hen Tor 6 (Cairn 6) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 27. "The cairn is 5.2m in diameter and 0.7m high with the remains of a retaining circle. The cist is 1.1m by 0.6m and 0.6m deep with a stone floor; it is aligned north west/south east". Lethbridge p.49 Shavercombe Cist A - diagram 49
Nearby sites: SX59616589
Distance: 1.42km

Hentor (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59372 65801
NMR record: SX 56 NE 100
HER record: 3479
Megalithic Portal: 45661
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 2
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Hentor 2
Butler map: 49.22.2
DPD page: 50
Grinsell: SHA 26
Turner: E48
Barrow Report: 20
Notes: Turner E48 - Shavercombe . Dixon Hentor. Dixon #11. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Hen Tor Cairn 2 - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 26. "A cairn with circle and cist. The cairn is 5m in diameter and 0.4m high and contains at least six upright stones forming a circle that surrounds the centrally placed cist. The cist, in fair condition, is aligned north west/south east. A flat stone lying immediately south west of the cist may be the capstone." Lethbridge p.50-51 Shavercombe Cist E - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59376580
Distance: 1.16km

Hentor (Shavercombe) Cist

Hentor (Shavercombe) Cist

OS Map: SX 59825 65892
NMR record: SX 56 NE 103
HER record: 3491
Megalithic Portal: 45781
PMD: Shavercombe Brook
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.7 Cist
ShortName: CT:Shavercombe
Butler map: 49.22.7
Grinsell: SHA 20
Notes: Butler Hen Tor 7 (Cairn 7)- Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 20 (N of Shavercombe Brook). "The oval cairn is 7.5m by 6.5m and 0.9m high with some kerbing. An amorphous hollow occupies the centre of the mound and a single sidestone of the cist remains in situ".
Nearby sites: SX59826589
Distance: 1.61km

Hentor A Cist

OS Map: SX 59708 65692
NMR record: SX 56 NE 105
HER record: 3511
Megalithic Portal: 45712
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 5
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.5 Cist
ShortName: CT:Hentor A
Butler map: 49.22.5
DPD page: 50
Grinsell: SHA 30
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Dixon #50. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Hen Tor 5 (Cairn 5) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 30. A cist consisting of two sidestones, one of which has fallen outwards, and an irregular shaped coverstone. Lethbridge p.50 Shavercombe Cist D - diagram p.49. The author of this website was unable to locate this cist in the vicinity of SX 59708 65692 on 13/08/17. The site is clearly difficult to find. The area is dense in bracken and according to Lethbridge the cist is very badly damaged. It is unclear how accurate the grid reference is -although it is quite possible that the problem is simply that it is overgrown and difficult to see.
Nearby sites: SX59716569
Distance: 1.45km

Hentor B Cist

Hentor B Cist

OS Map: SX 59567 65806
NMR record: SX 56 NE 102
HER record: 3490
Megalithic Portal: 45727
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 3
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:Hentor B
Butler map: 49.22.3
DPD page: 49
Grinsell: SHA 28
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: Dixon #51. Bar Rep. 52. Butler Hen Tor 3 (Cairn 3) - Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 28. "The cairn measures 4.7m in diameter and 0.5m high. The cist, aligned north west to south east, measures 0.8m by 0.4m and is 0.3m deep. A probable coverstone 2.0m to the north measures 0.9m by 0.7m". Lethbridge p.49 Shavercombe Cist B - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59576581
Distance: 1.35km

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: 0.9km

Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Hentor Warren (Shavercombe) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 59632 65778
NMR record: SX 56 NE 104
HER record: 3492
Megalithic Portal: 45662
PMD: Hen Tor Warren 4
Alternate name: Hen Tor N.4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:HenTorWarre
Butler map: 49.22.4
DPD page: 50
Grinsell: SHA 29
Turner: E47
Barrow Report: 12 20
Notes: Turner E47 - Hentor Warren. Dixon Shavercombe Cist. Dixon #12. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Hen Tor Cairn 4- Vol. 3. Map 49.22 (general plan of Hen Tor with diagram of cists pp.146-7). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 29. "On the slope north of Hen Tor at 395.0m OD is the remains of a cairn with a cist. The cairn measures 5.6m in diameter and 0.6m in height with a few stones of a cairn circle 3.2m in diameter remaining on the west side. The cist is 1.2m by 0.4m and 0.5m deep with a coverstone 1.6m by 1.1m at its maximum." Lethbridge p.50 Shavercombe Cist C - diagram p.49.
Nearby sites: SX59636578
Distance: 1.4km

Lee Moor (Upper Spanish Lake) Cist

Lee Moor (Upper Spanish Lake) Cist

OS Map: SX 58549 64450
NMR record: SX 56 SE 5
HER record: 2495
Megalithic Portal: 45753
PMD: Lee Moor
Alternate name: Upper Spanish Lake 3 Cist
ShortName: CT:SpanishLake
Butler map: 51.5.3
DPD page: 54
Grinsell: SHA 31
Barrow Report: 63
Notes: Dixon #89. Bar Rep. 63. Butler Upper Spanish Lake 3 (Cairn 3) - Vol. 3. Map 51.5 (pp.162-4 general plan of Upper Spanish Lake huts and cairns p.163, diagram of cist p.164). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 31. The cist is part of a group of cairns very close together, see also NMR record SX56 SE4. "A small round cairn, 5.0m. diameter and 0.5m. high, on a gentle, well drained, clitter strewn, west facing slope at 355m. above OD. It is built of small boulders, now turf covered, and a cist lies within the cairn on the south-east side. The cist comprises the side and end stones, measures internally 0.7m. by 0.6m. wide, and is aligned on a grid bearing of 130o. The cover-stone is missing". Lethbridge p.54 Spanish Lake Cist
Nearby sites: SX58556445
Distance: 0.93km

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: 0.02km

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: 1.37km

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: 1.75km

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: 1.75km

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: 0.79km

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: 0.85km

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: 0.92km

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: 1.74km

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: 1.42km

Shell Top Chambered Cairn

Shell Top Chambered Cairn

OS Map: SX 58690 63517
NMR record: SX 56 SE 35
HER record: 2411
Megalithic Portal: 45852
Alternate name: Tory Brookhead 3 Chambered Cairn
ShortName: CN:ShellTop
Butler map: 51.7.3
DPD page: 59
Grinsell: SHA 39
Notes: "A Bronze Age round cairn on a well drained south west facing slope. The cairn mound measures 26 metres by 24 metres and stands up to 1.2 metres high. The centre is much disturbed, with many hollows, up to 1m deep, which have been interpreted as chambers, but are most probably modern windbreak shelters. Two small satellite cairns lie immediately to the north west." Lethbridge suggests a chambered cairn, see photos Lethbridge p.59-60 Chambered Cairn - diagram p.59
Nearby sites: SX58696352
Distance: 1.87km

Trowlesworthy Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57450 64540
NMR record: SX 56 SE 12
HER record: 2530
Megalithic Portal: 34064
ShortName: ES:Trowles N
Notes: "Two adjoining enclosures containing four hut circles and two other contemporary structures on the W flank of Lee Moor some 300m W of Little Trowelsworthy Tor. The enclosures measure 24m N to S by 34m and 63m N to S by 46m. Both are bounded by substantial stony banks up to 2.5m wide and 0.9m high."
Nearby sites: SX57456454
Distance: 1.17km

Trowlesworthy E. Stone Row

Trowlesworthy E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57646 63972
NMR record: SX 56 SE 38
HER record: 2421
Megalithic Portal: 3516
The Stone Rows of GB: Trowlesworthy 1
PMD: Trowlesworthy E Stone Row
Alternate name: Trowlesworthy 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Trowles E
DPD page: 57
Notes: Butler Trowlesworthy 1. "A Bronze Age stone alignment comprising a double stone row consisting of 99 upright and 8 recumbent stones running south-south-west from a possible stone circle near the foot of the south flank of Little Trowlesworthy Tor. The surviving length of the row is about 129 metres, it is bisected by a leat. The better preserved element of the row is down the slope from the leat. The circle comprises 8 main orthostat stones in a "kidney-shaped" plan. The south-west orthostat in the ring is surrounded by a number of smaller stones". Lethbridge p.57-8, diagram p.58. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Pulpit and Sea Views at Trowlesworthy 1
Nearby sites: SX57656397
Distance: 1.53km

Trowlesworthy W. Stone Row

Trowlesworthy W. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57536 63978
NMR record: SX 56 SE 15
HER record: 2415
Megalithic Portal: 2176
The Stone Rows of GB: Trowlesworthy 2
PMD: Trowlesworthy W Stone Row
Alternate name: Trowlesworthy 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Trowles W
DPD page: 58
Notes: Butler Trowlesworthy 2. "A single stone row consisting of 35 upright and 13 recumbent stones running in an E to W line from the site of a possible ring cairn at the foot of the SW flank of Little Trowlesworthy Tor. The cairn at the head of the row is marked by a circle containing one upright and eight fallen small slabs and boulders. Within these is a slightly raised area, perhaps the remains of a cairn." Lethbridge p.57-8, diagram p.58.
Nearby sites: SX57546398
Distance: 1.57km

Trowlesworthy Warren Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57500 64450
NMR record: SX 56 SE 13
HER record: 2507
Megalithic Portal: 34075
ShortName: ES:Trowles S
Notes: "A sub-circular enclosure about 150 paces in diameter situated on the western slope of Trowlesworthy Tor, the wall unbroken except for entrances on the north and south sides. Inside the southern entrance is a hut circle. The structures at the two entrances are vermin traps, these and the square chamber having been built by warreners"
Nearby sites: SX57506445
Distance: 1.2km

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: 1.29km

Trowlesworthy Warren (E) Cairn Circle

Trowlesworthy Warren (E) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57651 63983
NMR record: SX 56 SE 38
HER record: 49511
Megalithic Portal: 529
PMD: Trowlesworthy E Stone Row
Alternate name: Trowlesworthy stone row 1 Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Trowles E
Butler map: 51.8.1
Butler Vol 5: p.229 & Fig.163
DPD page: 58
Grinsell: SHA 44
Turner: G25
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G25. Cairn circle at head of stone row. "The circle 6.5m. in diameter comprises eight orthostats from 0.7m. to 1.5m. high. In some cases the 'trig' stones are visible." "The alleged cairn at the head of the row comprises a ring of eight stones a maximum of 1.2m high with no evidence of a cist and very little to suggest the former presence of a cairn. It would seem more likely to represent the remains of a small stone circle albeit only 6.0 to 6.5m in diameter." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Pulpit. Lethbridge p.57-8, diagram p.58.
Nearby sites: SX57656398
Distance: 1.52km

Trowlesworthy Warren (W) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57544 63986
NMR record: SX 56 SE 15
HER record: 49509
Megalithic Portal: 3517
PMD: Trowlesworthy W Stone Row
Alternate name: Trowlesworthy stone row 2 Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Trowles W
Butler map: 51.8.2
Grinsell: SHA 43
Turner: G26
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G26. This is a cairn circle at the east end of the Trowlesworthy Warren (W) stone row. "At the east is a 4.5m. diameter circle of 10 stones; average height 0.4m. There is no visible cairn or cist in the centre. Two upright stones immediately to the north west of the circle are probably associated. "
Nearby sites: SX57546399
Distance: 1.56km

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: 1.72km

Willings Wall Warren Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58180 65170
NMR record: SX 56 NE 77
HER record: 3438
Megalithic Portal: 1358
PMD: Willings Walls Warren Stone Circle
ShortName: RC:Willings WW
Turner: A1
Notes: Turner A1. "Willings walls warren, lee moor. Unusual stone circle. Two kists nearby. Plan. A reave interferes with the circumference of the circle. Four groups of stones are in the circle. No trace of barrow within the circle; and no evidence to show that the stones were ever cists (worth)." A 40m diameter circle consisting of 5 groups of stones. It touches and is incorporated into the Willings Walls Reave. Lethbridge p.52-3 Willingswalls Stone Circle - diagram p52.
Nearby sites: SX58186517
Distance: 0.22km

Willings Walls Reave Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 58220 65200
NMR record: SX 56 NE 169
HER record: 48896
Megalithic Portal: 45834
Alternate name: Willings Walls 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:WW Reave
Butler map: 51.6.1
Turner: A23
Notes: Turner A23. "Ring cairn willings walls reave. Stone ring with internal diam 6.8m, bank 1.5m wide and 0.5m high. Just outside a break in the reave"
Nearby sites: SX58226520
Distance: 0.17km

Willings Walls Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Willings Walls Warren Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58279 65240
NMR record: SX 56 NE 75
HER record: 4021
Megalithic Portal: 45711
PMD: Willings Walls Warren S.
Alternate name: Willings Walls 2 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Willings WW
Butler map: 51.6.2
DPD page: 53
Grinsell: SHA 25
Turner: E36
Barrow Report: 51
Notes: Turner E36. Dixon #48. Bar Rep. 51. Butler Willings Walls 2 - Vol. 3. Map 51.6 (diagram p.165). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 25. "Remains of a kerbed cairn with cist On a slight NW slope near a reave. The cairn is 4.6m in diameter and 0.6m high. Within the outer ring of stones is a second ring of boulders not shown on Worth's plan but which may represent an inner kerb. The cist is 1.8m by 0.9m and 0.5m deep with an adjacent coverstone." Lethbridge p.52-3 Willingswalls Cist 2 (E of Reave) - diagram p52, photo p.53.
Nearby sites: SX58286524
Distance: 0.11km

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