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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
Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60330 78092
NMR record: SX 67 NW 101
HER record: 14690
Megalithic Portal: 42853
PMD: Lydford Tor
Alternate name: Lydford Tor E. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Beardown
Butler map: 29.17
Butler Vol 5: p.197 & Fig.140
DPD page: 109
Grinsell: LYD 41a
Turner: E27
Notes: Turner E27. Butler Lydford Tor E Vol. 5. Map 29.17 (diagram Vol 5. p.197). Grinsell LYDFORD 41a Beardown Tors (N of). "The cairn, 4.5 metres by 5.6 metres and 0.4 metres high has spread over the remains of a contiguous kerb 4.6 metres in diameter." ... "Three of the cist slabs lean inwards at the top, the fourth, east slab remains upright. The bottom of the cist contains several slabs. The coverstone is visible to the north west partially buried in the cairn." Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo top p.109.
Nearby sites: SX60337809
Distance: 1.94km

Beardown Farm Cist

OS Map: SX 60400 75400
NMR record: SX 67 NW 86
HER record: 5974
Megalithic Portal: 45789
PMD: Beardown Farm
ShortName: CT:Beardown Fm
Grinsell: LYD 46
Notes: The site is believed to have been destroyed many years ago Bray 1879 (included in listing as 130 in Grinsell list). Grinsell LYDFORD 46. Area is covered in Butler Vol 2 Map 29. "The remains of a cist surrounded by a rough pavement was examined by Mr Bray in September 1832 'two or three minutes walk north east of Beardown House' (at SX 604 754). Three stones of a four foot long cist stood six inches above ground level. A small piece of coarse pottery was found inside."
Nearby sites: SX60407540
Distance: 1.5km

Crockern Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 61406 76044
NMR record: SX 67 NW 151
HER record: 57569
Megalithic Portal: 45816
PMD: Crockern Tor
Alternate name: Crockern Tor N.W. Cist
ShortName: CT:CrockernTor
Butler Vol 5: p.32 & Fig.11
DPD page: 110
Notes: "Remains of a small cairn with cist on a moderate W slope in open grassland at SX 61407604 overlooking the West Dart in Crockern Newtake. It has been robbed heavily, leaving only one cist slab and fragments of the cairn material. The slab is restangular in side view and in section, firmly embedded on edge, measuring 1.2m long 0.48m high and 0.15m thick. It is aligned NW to SE." Butler Vol 5 p. 32. Lethbridge diagram and photo p.110.
Nearby sites: SX61417604
Distance: 0.45km

Higher White Tor Stone Row

Higher White Tor Stone Row

OS Map: SX 61917 78362
NMR record: SX 67 NW 6
HER record: 5834
Megalithic Portal: 2192
The Stone Rows of GB: Higher White Tor
PMD: Higher White Tor Stone Row
ShortName: SR:HigherWhito
DPD page: 110
Notes: "A Late Neolithic stone alignment on Higher White Tor, surviving as two parallel rows of stones aligned roughly north-south. The alignment is 95.4 metres long and contains twelve upright stones and 24 recumbent ones." Lethbridge diagram and photo p.110.
Nearby sites: SX61927836
Distance: 1.93km

Muddy Lakes, Newtake Cist

OS Map: SX 62580 75180
NMR record: SX 67 NW 56
HER record: 5894
Megalithic Portal: 45745
PMD: Muddilake Newtake
ShortName: CT:Muddilake
Notes: Dixon #82. Bar Rep. 58 (TDA 71. 1939 illustration p.69). Grinsell LYDFORD 105. This "cist" entry was listed by Dixon, however, it seems a dubious entry. The NMR for a location close to this supposed cairn & cist states: "A hut circle, not a cairn circle". This is not listed by Butler, the relevant map is Vol. 2. Map 29.9. This is almost certainly not a cist. "The measurements do not conform to those of Prowse but nothing else can be seen in the vicinity. It is most unlikely that these stones represent the remains of a cist, but are a natural occurrence."
Nearby sites: SX62587518
Distance: 1.74km

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62573 77905
NMR record: SX 67 NW 15
HER record: 5846
Megalithic Portal: 45736
PMD: Powder Mills W.
Alternate name: Stennen Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Stennen 1
Butler map: 29.11.1
Butler Vol 5: p.199 & Fig.142
DPD page: 111
Grinsell: LYD 47
Turner: E13
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E13. Dixon #76. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stennen Hill 1 - Vol. 2. Map 29.11 (diagram Vol. 5. p.199). Grinsell LYDFORD 47. "Cist lies approximately in the centre of a subcircular cairn measuring 7 by 6.5m the longer axis and cist aligned nne to ssw. It is stony but almost turf-covered with 2 large kerbstones, including burnards `menhir' remaining in situ in the nw. The cist is flush with the cairn top, which is flattish and stands only 0.2m high on the nw but up to 0.7m high on the se, downhill side. This may be the cairn's original form; built into the slope as a flat platform with the cist visible (nmr citing pattison)". See also HER. Lethbridge photo top p.111.
Nearby sites: SX62577791
Distance: 1.82km

Stennen Hill No. 3 Cist

OS Map: SX 62610 77830
NMR record: SX 67 NW 16
HER record: 5847
Megalithic Portal: 45737
PMD: Powder Mills E.
Alternate name: Stennen Hill 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Stennen 3
Butler map: 29.11.2
Butler Vol 5: p.200 & Fig.143
DPD page: 111
Grinsell: LYD 49
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Dixon #77. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stennen Hill 2 - Vol. 2. Map 29.11 (diagram Vol. 5. p.200). Grinsell LYDFORD 49. Only one large stone remains in the mound of a cairn. Lethbridge photo top p.111.
Nearby sites: SX62617783
Distance: 1.79km

Wistman's wood Settlement

OS Map: SX 61250 77500
NMR record: SX 67 NW 81
HER record: 66036
Megalithic Portal: 42854
ShortName: ST:Wistmans
Nearby sites: SX61257750
Distance: 1.03km

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