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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
Blackabrook, East Cist

Blackabrook, East Cist

OS Map: SX 60528 73873
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6252
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook E.
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:Blackabrk E
Butler map: 65.3.3
DPD page: 104
Grinsell: LYD 82
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #33. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S.E. 3 - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1). Grinsell LYDFORD 82. "A well defined cist which has two stones supporting the slabs in the SE corner. The chamber measures 0.95m by 0.85m and about 0.4m deep. A turf-covered stony spread around the cist may be part of a robbed cairn." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(C), photo bottom p.104.
Nearby sites: SX60537387
Distance: 0.84km

Blackabrook, South Cist

Blackabrook, South Cist

OS Map: SX 60524 73860
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6254
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Blackabrk S
Butler map: 65.3.1
DPD page: 103
Grinsell: LYD 80
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #31. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S.E. 2. - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1). Grinsell LYDFORD 80. "This cist with its displaced capstone lies on the edge of the river bank. Vestiges of the small surrounding cairn are now hidden under the turf. The chamber of the cist measures 1.25m by 0.55m and about 0.5m deep; the capstone is 1.5m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick. The south stone has fallen outwards." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(A), photo p.103.
Nearby sites: SX60527386
Distance: 0.85km

Blackabrook, West Cist

Blackabrook, West Cist

OS Map: SX 60522 73867
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6253
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook NW.
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Blackabrk W
Butler map: 65.3.2
DPD page: 104
Grinsell: LYD 81
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #32. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S.E. 1 - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1). Grinsell LYDFORD 81. "The reed-filled cist is approximately 1.0m by 0.7m and about 0.2m deep. Peat has accumulated around the sides of the slabs but a few stones evident on the SW side may be part of a robbed cairn." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(B), photo p.104.
Nearby sites: SX60527387
Distance: 0.85km

Blakey Tor (E) Cist

Blakey Tor (E) Cist

OS Map: SX 61311 73558
NMR record: SX 67 SW 10
HER record: 6245
Megalithic Portal: 28869
PMD: Blakey Tor E.
Alternate name: Blakey Tor E. Cist
ShortName: CT:BlakeyTor E
Butler map: 65.4
DPD page: 102
Grinsell: LYD 85
Barrow Report: 31 47
Notes: Dixon #30. Bar Rep. 30. Butler Vol. 4. Map 65.4 (diagram p.232). Blakey Tor (Tor South of Blackabrook). Grinsell LYDFORD 85. "A reed-filled cist is set well into the cairn on a NNW-SSE axis. The intact chamber measures internally 0.95m long, a maximum 0.65m wide and 0.45m deep; the longest side slab is 1.4m by 0.3m by 0.45m and largest end slab 0.55m by 0.2m by 0.4m. The coverstone against the NW side of the cist is roughly oval in shape and measures 1.7m by 1.3m and a maximum 0.25m thick." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(B), photo p.102.
Nearby sites: SX61317356
Distance: 0.01km

Blakey Tor (W) Cist

Blakey Tor (W) Cist

OS Map: SX 61240 73551
NMR record: SX 67 SW 11
HER record: 6244
Megalithic Portal: 45772
PMD: Blakey Tor W.
Alternate name: Blakey Tor W. Cist
ShortName: CT:BlakeyTor W
Butler map: 65.4
DPD page: 103
Grinsell: LYD 84
Notes: Butler Blakey Tor W. - Vol. 4. Map 65.4 (diagram p.232). Grinsell LYDFORD 84. "The incomplete cist is oriented NW-SE. It measures about 0.85m long, 0.4m to 0.55m wide and 0.25m deep internally. The upright W side slab is 0.9m by 0.2m by 0.25m and the surviving end slab is 0.4m by 0.2m by 0.25m. The E side is formed by a flat-sided boulder which is c. 1.1m long, at least 0.6m thick and 0.25m high. The SE side is open. The coverstone is 1.7m by 0.7m by 0.4m and leans against the W side of the cist." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(A), photo top p.103.
Nearby sites: SX61247355
Distance: 0.07km

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 61286 73076
NMR record: SX 67 SW 38
HER record: 6308
Megalithic Portal: 14960
PMD: The Crock of Gold
ShortName: CT:CrockofGold
Butler map: 65.2
DPD page: 101
Grinsell: LYD 86
Turner: D17
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner D17. Dixon #25. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Vol. 4. Map 65.2 (diagram p.229). Grinsell LYDFORD 86. "The cairn, 7m in overall diameter and 0.3m high, has a flattish top with a retaining circle set 1m to 1.5m within the perimeter. This consists of six earthfast boulders, about 0.4m across and protruding a similar height above the cairn ... A central cist is oriented NW to SE. Internally it is 0.8m long, 0.4m wide at the NW end, 0.5m at the SE, and 0.7m deep. The side slabs are 1m long and respectively 0.15m and 0.25m thick; the end slabs, 0.5m long and 0.1m thick. The capstone, moved to the W, is 1.3m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick and now rests against the kerb." Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(C), photo p.101.
Nearby sites: SX61297308
Distance: 0.47km

Roundhill SW (N) Cist

Roundhill SW (N) Cist

OS Map: SX 60916 74160
NMR record: SX 67 SW 15
HER record: 6248
Megalithic Portal: 45680
PMD: Roundhill SW 2
Alternate name: Round Hill S.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:RoundhillS2
Butler map: 65.1.5
DPD page: 106
Grinsell: LYD 76
Barrow Report: 31
Notes: Northern of a pair of cists. Butler Round Hill S. 3. (Cairn 6) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9 general plan of diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). LYDFORD 75. "A turf-covered cairn, slightly spread on the northern side, measuring 5.0 meters by 4.8 meters and 0.5 meters in height. An almost centrally placed upright slab, 0.6 meters long and 0.13 meters wide and a large slab at the foot of the mound could both be part of a disturbed cist. There is no evidence of a kerb". Lethbridge diagram p.103, photo bottom p.106.
Nearby sites: SX60927416
Distance: 0.72km

Roundhill SW (S) Cist

Roundhill SW (S) Cist

OS Map: SX 60910 74139
NMR record: SX 67 SW 15
HER record: 6249
Megalithic Portal: 45680
PMD: Roundhill SW 1
Alternate name: Round Hill S.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:RoundhillS3
Butler map: 65.1.6
DPD page: 106
Grinsell: LYD 75
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Southern of a pair of cists. Dixon #34. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill S. 2. (Cairn 5) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9 general plan of diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). Grinsell LYDFORD 76. "Small turf-covered cairn with an open cist in the centre. Diameter of cairn 4.0m. Height 0.5m. The cist is practically buried under the turf now. Internal dimensions 0.85m x 0.5m. The capstone is 1.1m x 0.8m rests on the north side of the cairn. Condition of cairn and cist - fairly good. Orientation of the long axis of the cist is WNW-ESE." Lethbridge diagram p.103, photo top p.106.
Nearby sites: SX60917414
Distance: 0.71km

Roundhill, East of Summit Cist

Roundhill, East of Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61164 74413
NMR record: SX 67 SW 12
HER record: 6257
Megalithic Portal: 45681
PMD: Round Hill E.
Alternate name: Round Hill Summit 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Roundhill E
Butler map: 65.1.2
DPD page: 105
Grinsell: LYD 79
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #35. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill Summit 2 (Cist 2) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9, diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). Grinsell LYDFORD 79. "A well preserved cist, situated on a slight east-facing slope just off the crest of a rounded hilltop. It stands in isolation on a generally stone-free area of rough moorland pasture. The side slabs are each 1.2m long and up to 0.3m thick and the end slabs are 0.55m long, 0.15m wide and 0.4m long, 0.1m wide respectively. The coverstone is up to 1.6m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick. There are no surface indications of either a cairn or mound around the cist." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Cist(B), photo bottom p.105.
Nearby sites: SX61167441
Distance: 0.87km

Roundhill, Near Summit Cist

Roundhill, Near Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61046 74429
NMR record: SX 67 SW 3
HER record: 6217
Megalithic Portal: 45682
PMD: Round Hill Summit W.
Alternate name: Round Hill Summit 1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Roundhill
Butler map: 65.1.1
DPD page: 105
Grinsell: LYD 78
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Dixon #36. Bar Rep. 31. Butler Round Hill Summit 1 - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9, diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). Grinsell LYDFORD 78. Lethbridge p.103 diagram Cist(A), photo top p.105.
Nearby sites: SX61057443
Distance: 0.92km

Royal Hill Cairn

OS Map: SX 61817 71957
NMR record: SX 67 SW 40
HER record: 6310
Megalithic Portal: 34957
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:Royal Hill
Butler map: 65.5.1
Grinsell: LYD 93
Notes: "This impressive disturbed turf-covered cairn on the summit area of Royal Hill at 394m OD. It measures 16.4m (N-S) by 15.6m (E-W) with a maximum height of 1.8m. The flattish top has an off-centre pit 4.5m by 2.4m and 0.8m deep with some upcast material dumped around the top edge. Damage to the perimeter, reported in 1982 (8), has mostly been reinstated. The cairn is variously named Broken Barrow, Broken Barrows and Brokenborough"

Nearby sites: SX61827196
Distance: 1.67km

Royal Hill Summit Cist

Royal Hill Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61295 72792
NMR record: SX 67 SW 191
HER record: 18391
Megalithic Portal: 45798
PMD: Royal Hill Summit
ShortName: CT:Royal Hill
Butler map: 65.5.7
Butler Vol 5: p.185 & Fig.128
DPD page: 102
Notes: Butler Royal Hill Summit Vol. 4. Map 65.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.185). "The cairn 7.4m E to W, and 6.5m N to S, and about 0.5m high. It is turf covered, but the tops of three stones of an inner retaining circle are exposed to a height of 0.3m. The largest is 1.1m long and 0.2m thick ... The cist, oriented E to W is largely infilled; internally it measures 0.8m by 0.6m, and is 0.2m deep. The coverstone is missing as is the stone at the E end. The others take the form of irregular boulders rather than slabs". Lethbridge diagram p.102 Cist(D), photo p.102.
Nearby sites: SX61307279
Distance: 0.76km

Royal Hill, Central Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Royal Hill, Central Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62082 72334
NMR record: SX 67 SW 34
HER record: 6304
Megalithic Portal: 34960
PMD: Royal Hill E.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.4 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:RoyalHill C
Butler map: 65.5.4
DPD page: 98
Grinsell: LYD 89
Turner: E21
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner E21 - listed as Royal Hill (N) [n.b. we have a south, central & north - N being a different cist]. Dixon #23. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 4 (Cairn 4 - diagram p.233) - Vol. 4. Map 65.5. Grinsell LYDFORD 89. "The cairn has an overall diameter of about 7.5m in diameter, and 0.6m high, with a flattish top. There are traces of an inner kerb 4.5m in diameter, and an outer one 5.7m across comprising boulders and slabs, the largest 1.5m long, 0.6m high, and 0.2m thick. The interior of the central cist is about 0.8m square with four stones up to 0.25m thick and 0.6m deep but the southern one overlaps the sides, is 1m long, and gives the cist its NW to SE alignment. This and the two end stones incline inwards; the northern one inclines slightly outwards. There is no cover stone." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist B, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62087233
Distance: 1.44km

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62108 72434
NMR record: SX 67 SW 35
HER record: 6305
Megalithic Portal: 34959
PMD: Royal Hill NE.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:RoyalHill N
Butler map: 65.5.5
DPD page: 98
Grinsell: LYD 90
Turner: D21
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner D21. Dixon #24. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 5 (Cairn 5 - diagram p.233)- Vol. 4. Map 65.5. Central cist. Grinsell LYDFORD 90. "The circle is 3.1m in overall diameter, comprising nine contiguous thick slabs, up to 0.9m long and from 0.3m to 0.7m high... There is virtually no cairn material but the interior has been levelled up to a height of 0.1m on the E, downhill side. A central cist oriented WNW to ESE is represented by two side stones which protrude 0.15m above ground. They are 1.2m and 0.9m long and both about 0.2m thick and 0.4m deep. The longer, northern one leans inwards and touches the other at the W end; at the E the stones are 0.8m apart separated by two flat (packing ?) stones each about 0.35m across. An overgrown and embedded slab against the circle W if the cist may have been an end stone." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist C, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62117243
Distance: 1.38km

Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62020 72091
NMR record: SX 67 SW 39
HER record: 6309
Megalithic Portal: 34958
PMD: Royal Hill SE.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:RoyalHill S
Butler map: 65.5.3
DPD page: 98
Grinsell: LYD 88
Turner: E31
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: Turner E31. Dixon #22. Bar Rep. 27. Butler Royal Hill E. 3 - Vol. 4. Map 65.5 (Cairn 3 - diagram p.233). Grinsell LYDFORD 88. "The cairn is 4.9m in diameter and 0.4m high with a flattish, platform, top. It is retained by a kerb of almost contiguous orthostats, the largest 1.1m long, 0.2m thick, and 0.6m high. A few are fallen or displaced. The central cist is oriented WNW to ESE, lacking both coverstone and N side slab. Internally it measures 1.35m by 0.75m by 0.55m deep." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist A, photo p.98.
Nearby sites: SX62027209
Distance: 1.62km

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