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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
Arch Tor Platform Cairn Circle

Arch Tor Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63168 77843
NMR record: SX 67 NW 85
HER record: 21510
Megalithic Portal: 45618
ShortName: PC:Arch Tor
Butler map: 27.6
Turner: E11
Notes: Turner E11. "A round cairn which survives as an 8.7 metre diameter mound standing up to 0.9 metres high. Large edge set stones on the north western edge of the mound may suggest the presence of a kerb which survives elsewhere as a buried feature."
Nearby sites: SX63177784
Distance: 0.75km

Archerton Settlement

OS Map: SX 64100 78800
NMR record: SX 67 NW 10
HER record: 5931
Megalithic Portal: 42727
ShortName: ST:Archerton
Notes: An oval pound now planted with trees. Rowe noted remains of banks and a hut within the enclosure. Prowse mentions traceable sub-division banks with distinct evidence of nine hut circles and a further one, ten yards diameter, "close outside on the east". See: T.D.A. Vol. 23 pp.311-12
Nearby sites: SX64107880
Distance: 1.96km

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62752 78808
NMR record: SX 67 NW 8
HER record: 5838
Megalithic Portal: 37604
PMD: Hollowcombe Bottom
Alternate name: Rowtor Brook 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:ArchertonSW
Butler map: 27.17.3
Butler Vol 5: p.55 & Fig.33
DPD page: 112
Grinsell: LYD 42
Turner: D24
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D24. Dixon Chittleford Down, Cherrybrook Cist #75. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Rowtor Brook 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.17 (diagram Vol. 5. p.55). Grinsell LYDFORD 42. "The cist lies within three concentric circles of stones at 10, 15 and 24 feet diameters, the inner ring being of large stones, the middle ring of smaller stones and the outer ring of even smaller stones. The cist measures internally 0.8m by 0.6m and 0.9m deep. Half of its capstone lies across its north end." For more information see: Prowse TDA 1891 and HER record. Lethbridge Hollowcombe Bottom, diagram and photo p.112.
Nearby sites: SX62757881
Distance: 1.07km

Archerton Tennis Ground Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63852 78872
NMR record: SX 67 NW 9
HER record: 5839
Megalithic Portal: 37599
PMD: Archerton Tennis Court
Alternate name: Archerton Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Arch Tennis
Butler map: 27.18
DPD page: 114
Grinsell: LYD 45
Turner: E49
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E49. Dixon #74. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Archerton - Vol. 2. Map 27.18. Grinsell LYDFORD 45. On private land. Lethbridge diagram p.112, photo top p.114.
Nearby sites: SX63857887
Distance: 1.79km

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63502 79203
NMR record: SX 67 NW 4
HER record: 5832
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Archerton
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.1
Butler Vol 5: p.170 & Fig.109
Grinsell: LYD 38
Turner: E14
Notes: Turner E14. "Remains of a cairn, visible as a turf covered stony mound. The NE quadrant is robbed out but around the rest of the periphery are parts of a kerb of small boulders, some set on edge, giving a diameter of 6.5m NW-SE. Maximum height 0.6m in the SW quadrant, but elsewhere the interior is badly robbed." Butler says there is a possible end slab of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX63507920
Distance: 1.78km

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: 0.76km

Lakehead Hill Cairn Circle

Lakehead Hill Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64351 77493
NMR record: SX 67 NW 33
HER record: 5843
Megalithic Portal: 24365
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 5 Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Lakehead 5
Butler map: 27.19.5
DPD page: 117
Grinsell: LYD 55
Turner: G24
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Butler Cairn 5. Tuner lists this as G24 Stone Circle. However, it is clear from its size and location near other Ring Settings that it is in fact better described as a Ring Setting despite having no visible internal structure. In these listings we will leave it as a cairn circle. "The cairn is defined by a circle of edge set stones which measure 7.8 metres in diameter and stand up to 0.9 metres high." Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo top p.117.
Nearby sites: SX64357749
Distance: 1.95km

Lakehead Hill Platform Cairn Circle

Lakehead Hill Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64358 77773
NMR record: SX 67 NW 31
HER record: 5869
Megalithic Portal: 1057
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Lakehead
Butler map: 27.19.1
DPD page: 114
Grinsell: LYD 53
Turner: E16
Barrow Report: 55
Notes: Turner E16. "Ring cairn.(diam 5.95m, n. End stone heig 0.45m, widt 1.0m, thic 0.2m) marked on os 6in map. Included in 1955 spooner/dixon report: (lakehead bellever laughter), site no.10. Site no.10a in bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp field report (dnp)." Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.114.
Nearby sites: SX64367777
Distance: 1.94km

Lakehead Hill 2 Cist

Lakehead Hill 2 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64261 77700
NMR record: SX 67 NW 11
HER record: 5841
Megalithic Portal: 4612
PMD: Lakehead Hill NW.
ShortName: CT:Lakehead 2
Butler map: 27.19.2
DPD page: 115
Grinsell: LYD 52
Barrow Report: 17 55
Notes: Dixon #66. Bar Rep 55. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 2) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.2 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 52. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photos top p.115. See Seventeenth Barrow report
Nearby sites: SX64267770
Distance: 1.84km

Lakehead Hill 6 (Newtake) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lakehead Hill 6 (Newtake) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64363 77476
NMR record: SX 67 NW 34
HER record: 5842
Megalithic Portal: 24365
PMD: Lakehead Hill Central
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:LakeNew 6
Butler map: 27.19.6
DPD page: 117
Grinsell: LYD 56
Turner: D10
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Turner D10. Dixon #64. Bar Rep 54. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 6) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.6 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 56. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.117.
Nearby sites: SX64367748
Distance: 1.96km

Lakehead Hill S.W. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64180 77300
NMR record: SX 67 NW 13
HER record: 5844
Megalithic Portal: 45595
PMD: Lakehead Hill 6 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Lakehead SW
Notes: "Alleged Stone row recorded in 1946 but covered by a forestry plantation in 1979. At that time, 3 stones were visible, but it was uncertain whether they were part of the stone row. It may have been destroyed or covered by humus." (River: Dart/Cherry Brook)
Nearby sites: SX64187730
Distance: 1.83km

Lakehead Hill Summit Stone Row

Lakehead Hill Summit Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64367 77656
NMR record: SX 67 NW 64
HER record: 5930
Megalithic Portal: 2010
The Stone Rows of GB: Lakehead Hill Summit
PMD: Lakehead Hill 3 Stone Row
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill summit Stone Row
ShortName: SR:LakeheadSum
DPD page: 115
Notes: "A stone alignment lying on a gentle slope near the summit of Lakehead Hill. It includes a 22 metre long, single row of at least 12 stones standing up to 0.75 metres high, aligned east to west." (E. Dart). Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.115.
Nearby sites: SX64377766
Distance: 1.95km

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: 0.19km

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: 0.19km

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: 1.21km

Page last updated 30/06/17