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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

Bellever Tor (SW) Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 64140 76270
NMR record: SX 67 NW 44
HER record: 5885
Megalithic Portal: 3056
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 2 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Bellever SW
Butler map: 27.20.2
Grinsell: LYD 59a
Turner: F18
Notes: Turner F18 "cairn, it does not appear to have been excavated, although there is a slight disturbance at the top centre where large granite stones are bared. At the north west extreme are two stones, the positions of which indicate this being part of the retaining circle, no others remain. Height 0.8m, diameter 5.0m."
Nearby sites: SX64147627
Distance: 1.81km

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64089 76473
NMR record: SX 67 NW 43
HER record: 5884
Megalithic Portal: 34876
PMD: Bellever Tor W.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Bellever 1W
Butler map: 27.20.1
DPD page: 119
Grinsell: LYD 59
Turner: E26
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Turner E26. Dixon #62. Bar Rep 54. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 1) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.1 (diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 59. For further coverage see the Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 (uppermost cist) and photo top p.119.
Nearby sites: SX64097647
Distance: 1.91km

Black Newtake (b) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63860 76030
NMR record: SX 67 NW 47
HER record: 5889
Megalithic Portal: 45841
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 5 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:BlackNew b
Butler map: 27.20.5
DPD page: 119
Grinsell: LYD 61
Turner: A50
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner A50. "Cairn visible as unbroken circular bank 11.5 metres in external diameter with a bank 2.4 to 3.7 metres wide by 0.75 metres high enclosing a flat platform circa 6 metres diameter and 0.5 metres above ground surface. Some small stones appear in the north and east margins, and several larger stones are visible on the platform." Lethbridge diagram p.119 (Cairn near Cist 1) - no photo.
Nearby sites: SX63867603
Distance: 1.44km

Black Newtake (C) No. 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63893 75869
NMR record: SX 67 NW 49
HER record: 5890
Megalithic Portal: 34908
PMD: Black Newtake Central
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:BlackNew C3
Butler map: 27.20.6
DPD page: 120
Grinsell: LYD 62
Turner: D4
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D4. Dixon #79. Bar Rep 57. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.6 (Cairn 6 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 62. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 Cist 2 and photo top p.120.
Nearby sites: SX63897587
Distance: 1.36km

Black Newtake (E) No. 5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63853 75734
NMR record: SX 67 NW 51
HER record: 5950
Megalithic Portal: 45744
PMD: Black Newtake S.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 8 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:BlackNew E5
Butler map: 27.20.8
Grinsell: LYD 64
Turner: D7
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D7. Dixon #80. Bar Rep 59. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.8 (Cairn 8 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 64. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page.
Nearby sites: SX63857573
Distance: 1.26km

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63916 76068
NMR record: SX 67 NW 46
HER record: 5888
Megalithic Portal: 45738
PMD: Black Newtake N.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:BlackNew N1
Butler map: 27.20.3
DPD page: 119
Grinsell: LYD 60
Turner: D5
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D5. Dixon #78. Bar Rep 57. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 3) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.3 (diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 60. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge Cist 1 diagram p.119 and photo top p.119.
Nearby sites: SX63927607
Distance: 1.51km

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: 1.66km

Dunnabridge Pound

Dunnabridge Pound

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Dunnabridge Pound
OS Map: SX 64620 74650
NMR record: SX 67 SW 22
HER record: 6272
Megalithic Portal: 10635
PMD: Dunnabridge Pound
ShortName: PD:Dunnabridge
Notes: Dunnabridge Pound probably has its origins in the prehistoric period as evidenced by the slight traces of hut circles within it. The pound underwent reconstruction in the medieval period and was used in the drifts to hold cattle found illegally pasturing on the moors. It was from this usage that the Judge's Chair got its name. "It occupies 0.9ha on a slight S slope, and is of rather oval form with greatest diameters of 110m by 122m. It is enclosed by a drystone wall 1.9m high and about 1m thick at the base, tapering towards the top. The material is mostly medium size moor stones with some large blocks and upright slabs incorporated at the base. The uneven interior is slightly raised at the southern perimeter and cut into the slope on the north, accompanied by a spread of stones, 1.5m long and 0.3m high, extending from the inner face and up to 0.6m high. The only entrance to be seen is the gated one on the S." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Dunnabridge Pound
Nearby sites: SX64627465
Distance: 1.9km

Dunnabridge Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63587 75500
NMR record: SX 67 NW 54
HER record: 5952
Megalithic Portal: 37603
PMD: Smith Hill
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Dunnabridge
Butler map: 27.20.9
DPD page: 120
Grinsell: LYD 65
Turner: E37
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Turner E37. Dixon #81. Bar Rep. 58. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 9) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.9 (diagram p52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 65. Lethbridge Cist 3 diagram p.119 and photo bottom p.120.
Nearby sites: SX63597550
Distance: 0.92km

Dunnabridge Pound Farm Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64086 75689
NMR record: SX 67 NW 52
HER record: 5891
Megalithic Portal: 45751
PMD: Dunnabridge Newtake
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 10 Cist
ShortName: CT:DunPound Fm
Butler map: 27.20.10
Butler Vol 5: p.60 & Fig.39
DPD page: 121
Grinsell: LYD 66
Barrow Report: 59
Notes: Dixon #87. Bar Rep 59. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.10 (Cairn 10 diagram pp.52-3). Grinsell LYDFORD 66. Only one side of this cist remains. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge Cist 4 diagram p.119 and photo top p.121.
Nearby sites: SX64097569
Distance: 1.45km

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: 0.21km

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: 1.75km

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: 1.84km

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