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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.

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Search for sites near-by OS Grid Reference (6 or 8 digit) SX
Calveslake Cist

Calveslake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60874 67552
NMR record: SX 66 NW 12
HER record: 5085
Megalithic Portal: 45660
PMD: Calveslake Tor
Alternate name: Calveslake Tor Cist
ShortName: CT:Calveslak
Butler map: 50.4
DPD page: 43
Grinsell: SHA 3
Barrow Report: 12 19
Notes: Dixon #9. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Calveslake Tor - Vol. 3. Map 50.4 (diagram p.154). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 3. "A perfect, well constructed cist at Calveslake. Length, 3ft 7inches; width at north end,1ft 7 1/2 inches; at south end, 1ft 9inches, depth to floor, 2ft 7inches. An irregular shaped cover-stone overhangs the eastern end of the cist. The barrow in which the cist stands has a diameter of 18 feet." Lethbridge Calves Lake cist p.42-43, diagram p.42.
Nearby sites: SX60876755
Distance: 1.36km

Deadman's Bottom Embanked Cairn Circle

Deadman's Bottom Embanked Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60711 67027
NMR record: SX 66 NW 57
HER record: 12420
Megalithic Portal: 3194
ShortName: CC:Deadmans
Turner: B1
Notes: Turner B1. "Turner identifies this site as an embanked stone circle; an annular bank of earth and/or stones with an inner edge of orthostats. Internal diam 16m with bank 0.8m wide and 0.3m high. The bank has been pushed out on the sse side and the stones lean outward (turner)."
Nearby sites: SX60716703
Distance: 1.71km

Deadman's Bottom, North Cist

Deadman's Bottom, North Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60782 66900
NMR record: SX 66 NW 39
HER record: 5120
Megalithic Portal: 3194
PMD: Deadman's Bottom N 1
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Deadmans N
Butler map: 50.3.2
DPD page: 44
Grinsell: SHA 7
Barrow Report: 12 19
Notes: Dixon #8. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 2 (Cist 2) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Deadmans Bottom cists p.149). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 7. "The remains of a cist lie on the northern slopes of Deadmans Bottom. The feature consists of a stone lined box, c.1m long and c. 0.4m wide, with a coverstone which has now slid to the north. The cist has collapsed in on itself. There is a turf covered stone spread to the south but little real evidence of an associated cairn." Lethbridge p.44 Langcombe Cist C - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60786690
Distance: 1.86km

Deadman's Bottom, South Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Deadman's Bottom, South Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60788 66892
NMR record: SX 66 NW 45
HER record: 5119
Megalithic Portal: 3194
PMD: Deadman's Bottom N 2
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Deadmans S
Butler map: 50.3.1
DPD page: 45
Grinsell: SHA 8
Turner: D12
Barrow Report: 12 19
Notes: Turner D12. Dixon #7. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 1 (Cist 1) Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Deadmans Bottom cists p.149). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 8. "Cairn consists of a stony mound, c 6.1m in diameter and c 0.5m high, contained by granite slabs some upright some fallen. The southern quadrant of the cairn has been disturbed. The remains of a very fine cist, box dimensions c. 0.8 x 0.7m internally, survives at its centre." One side slab and the cover-stone of the cist are missing although both could be slabs nearby. The cover-stone may be the large slab which lies to the south. Lethbridge p.45 Langcombe Cist D - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60796689
Distance: 1.87km

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: 1.53km

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58397 69563
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3499
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 3
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE E
Butler map: 47.13.3
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 29
Turner: E34
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Turner E34 (OS SX58376957). Dixon #108. Bar Rep. 73. Butler Hingston Hill N. 3. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.3 (diagram p.73 OS SX58396955). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 29 (OS 58276949 approx - same as HER MDV3499). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.1.
Nearby sites: SX58406956
Distance: 1.86km

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

OS Map: SX 58388 69568
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3498
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 1
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE N
Butler map: 47.13.1
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 28
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Dixon #109. Bar Rep. 73. Butler Hingston Hill N. 1. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.1 (diagram p.73 OS SX58386956). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 28 (OS SX58256951 approx same as HER record MDV3498). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.3.
Nearby sites: SX58396957
Distance: 1.87km

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

OS Map: SX 58386 69565
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3497
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 2
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE W
Butler map: 47.13.2
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 27
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Dixon #107. Bar Rep. 73. Butler Hingston Hill N.2. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.2 (diagram p.73, OS SX58376955). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 27 (OS SX58246950 approx - same as the HER record MDV12715). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.2.
Nearby sites: SX58396957
Distance: 1.87km

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: 1.69km

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: 1.58km

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: 1.33km

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: 1.76km

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: 1.67km

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: 1.65km

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: 1.67km

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: 1.74km

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: 1.69km

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: 1.74km

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: 1.68km

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: 1.81km

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: 1.94km

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, 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: 1.59km

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: 1.81km

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: 1.9km

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: 1.91km

Great Gnat's Head Cist

Great Gnat's Head Cist

OS Map: SX 61174 68034
NMR record: SX 66 NW 3
HER record: 5091
Megalithic Portal: 45675
PMD: Great Gnat's Head
Alternate name: Great Gnats' Head 1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Great Gnats
Butler map: 50.5.1
DPD page: 42
Grinsell: SHA 1
Barrow Report: 20
Notes: Dixon #13. Bar Rep. 20. Butler Great Gnat's Head 1 - Vol. 3. Map 50.5 (diagram p.155). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 1. "Cist measures a maximum 1.0m long by 0.70m internally and 0.7m deep. Two side slabs and a fallen end slab are extant. There is no trace of a cover stone.". Lethbridge (near Abbot's Way cist) photo and diagram p.42
Nearby sites: SX61176803
Distance: 1.31km

Great Gnats Head Cairn

Great Gnats Head Cairn

OS Map: SX 61655 67908
NMR record: SX 66 NW 2
HER record: 13177
Megalithic Portal: 45861
Alternate name: Great Gnats' Head Summit Cairn
ShortName: CN:GreatGnats
Butler map: 50.5.4
Grinsell: SHA 2
Notes: "A Bronze Age summit cairn, now badly disturbed by a conical walkers cairn built in the SW quadrant. It measures 8.5m in diameter, the outer slope is 0.3m high and the interior is scooped to a depth of 0.3m -small boulders and upright slabs are visible. The conical cairn is 2.6m in diameter and 1.5m high." Butler Volume 3 Map 50.5.
Nearby sites: SX61666791
Distance: 1.81km

Hingston Hill Enclosed Settlement

Hingston Hill Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 59118 69478
NMR record: SX 56 NE 30
HER record: 3435
Megalithic Portal: 27901
ShortName: ES:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.7
DPD page: 29
Notes: "Hingston hill pound, east of down tor, is a circular enclosure whose wall consists of large stones. Entrance is marked by a slab like stone which extends through the thickness of a wall. About 100m from the pound in a direction 15 s of e lies the centre of a cairn, c.18m in diameter at the base. The down tor stone row points to this cairn (Worth)". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27. Listed as Narrator Brookhead Enclosure on Megalithic Portal.

Nearby sites: SX59126948
Distance: 1.24km

Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn

Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 59201 69453
NMR record: SX 56 NE 31
HER record: 3375
Megalithic Portal: 27900
PMD: Narrator Brookhead N.
Alternate name: Narrator Brookhead 1 Chambered Cairn
ShortName: CN:Hingston
Butler map: 47.7.1
Butler Vol 5: p.158
Grinsell: WAL 32
Notes: The large cairn to NW of Down Tor (Hingston Hill) stone row has been claimed to contain a cist or "elements of chambering" (Burnard via PMD). A stony round cairn located on the flatish sadle of Hingston Hill. The cairn mound measures 17 metres in diameter and stands up to 1.5 metres high. A hollow in the centre of the mound measures 4 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1.2 metres deep, and is probably the result of partial robbing or early excavation. The edges of the mound are steep-sided, indicating the existence of a kerb, which now survives mainly as a buried feature. A quarry ditch surrounds the mound, visible as a 1.5 metre wide band of rushes on the northern side of the mound, the result of increased moisture in the buried ditch. This cairn is in direct line with the two terminal stones at either end of a stone alignment to the south-west.
Nearby sites: SX59206945
Distance: 1.17km

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: 1.46km

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: 1.45km

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: 1.46km

Langcombe Brook 7 Cist

Langcombe Brook 7 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60380 66922
NMR record: SX 66 NW 43
HER record: 5134
Megalithic Portal: 45765
PMD: Langcombe Brook 7
ShortName: CT:Langcombe 7
Butler map: 50.3.7
DPD page: 47
Grinsell: SHA 16
Notes: Butler Langcombe Brook 7 (Cairn 7) - Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 16 (S of Langcombe). "Two end stones and the western side stone are in an upright position while the eastern side stone leans inwards. Length of northern end stone 0.7m, southern end stone 0.7m, eastern side stone 1.2m and western side stone 1m. Present depth of cist 0.3m. There is a cover stone measuring 1.6m by 1m which rests on the eastern side stone and which partly covers the northern corner of the cist". Lethbridge p.47 Langcombe Cist K - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60386692
Distance: 1.71km

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: 1.47km

Plym Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Plym Steps Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Guide to the Langcombe Brook & Deadman's Bottom Cists
OS Map: SX 60427 67110
NMR record: SX 66 NW 42
HER record: 5133
Megalithic Portal: 45659
PMD: Langcombe Brook 8
Alternate name: Langcombe Brook 8 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Plym Steps
Butler map: 50.3.8
DPD page: 44
Grinsell: SHA 4
Turner: D22
Barrow Report: 19
Notes: Turner D22. Central cist. Dixon #6. Bar Rep. 19. Butler Langcombe Brook 8 (Cairn 8)- Vol. 3. Map 50.3 (pp.148-54 general plan of Langcombe Brook cairns p.151, diagram of Langcombe cists p.153). Grinsell SHAUGH PRIOR 4. Lethbridge p.44 Langcombe Cist B - diagram p.43
Nearby sites: SX60436711
Distance: 1.54km

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