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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX635875

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!

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About the database listings: In all listings clicking on the photo or the site name will open a page for the site with a larger photo and further details from the database. The database now has over 6680 records covering nearly all publicly listed sites on Dartmoor including around 4800 round houses. This level of detail is of interest to archaeologists but tends to swamp listings of sites more likely to be of interest for walkers. For this reason, the listings default to around 550 core sites only. These are the stone circles, stone rows and the ring cairns listed by Turner. The default search radius is 2 km. The controls below the map can be used to start a new search by entering a 6- or 8-digit reference (without the prefix "SX"). The search radius can be specified and you can add incremental Display layers of detail on top of the core sites. If using a more detailed layer you will need to decrease the search radius to avoid getting hundreds of search results.

These listings have incorporated, matched up and merged all of the records from all of the major archaeological listings including: Worth, Grinsell, Turner, Butler, Bill Radcliffe, Sandy Gerrard, Megalithic Portal, the National Monument Records and the Historic Environment Records. The author would like to thank Bill, Sandy, the lovely people both at Megalithic Portal (especially Anne Tate who did an amazing job to link listings) and at ACE Archaeology for collaborative work over the years to synchronise and correct listings across the various websites which now interlink. A culmination of years of work the final merger of cairn records took 3 months of cross referencing in 2017 the result being a snapshot of the records at that time. This data has in turn been refined since by field work and research. The round house data was supplied by Sandy Gerrard. Grid references are in order of accuracy: from Google Earth satellite, if visible and found, from a Garmin GPS reading, if visited by the author and from the literature otherwise. Individual site pages will state the source of the grid reference and provide satellite imagery. If a site listing lacks a photo it has not yet been visited by the author in which case the grid reference is from the literature.

Currently the database only includes sites which can be represented by a grid reference. Reaves are not included as they require GIS shape technology which is beyond the current capability of this system. To see the sources for the records, look at the tables on the resources menu. The database listings can also be viewed on a Google map and downloaded as GPS datasets for Garmin devices.

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NOTE: Clicking on the icons for each monument in the map will give the name of the site. You can zoom in and out and drag the map around.

List of sites within 2km of SX635875

Buttern Hill Stone Circle

Buttern Hill Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 64949 88481
NMR record: SX 68 NW 11
HER record: 4371
Megalithic Portal: 724
PMD: Buttern Hill Stone Circle
ShortName: SC ButternHill
DPD page: 147
Turner: G7
Notes: NNE of Scorhill about 2Km. "The remains of a Bronze Age stone circle situated on level ground overlooking the valley of the North Teign River and Whitemoor Marsh. The stone circle measures 24.8 metres in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs standing up to 0.76 metres high. A further 12 recumbent stones lie where they have fallen." Also known as the Throwleigh circle. According to R.N. Worth, although not confirmed since, there was "a small cairn between five and six yards in from the southern edge" and also there is a companion circle a short distance on the slope westward, 60 feet in diameter consisting of four stones with a possible large central pillar, see T.D.A. Vol 24 (1894) p.303-4. For a photo of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Buttern E - Stone Circle
Nearby sites: SX64958848
Distance: 1.75km

Kennon Hill Reported Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 64201 88735
NMR: No record found
HER record: 130499
ShortName: SC:Kennon Hill
Notes: "Possible stone circle and row recorded during visit in 2020. Features referred to by Hemery (1983). In a very ruinous condition with vegetation covering the majority of the stone row."
Nearby sites: SX64208874
Distance: 1.42km

Scorhill Stone Circle

Scorhill Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65458 87399
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER record: 6122
Megalithic Portal: 540
PMD: Scorhill Stone Circle
ShortName: SC Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
DPD page: 146
Turner: G6
Notes: One of the most impressive stone circles on Dartmoor and one of the few that has not been restored. The circle consists of 23 granite slabs up to 2.5m high with a further 11 recumbent stones. The circle is not the largest in terms of diameter but it is the most striking circle on Dartmoor with some of the largest standing stones. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Scorhill Stone Circle and HER MDV6122
Nearby sites: SX65468740
Distance: 1.96km

Scorhill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65470 87200
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER: No record found
Megalithic Portal: 25238
PMD: Scorhill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
Butler Vol 5: p.249 & Fig.112
DPD page: 146
Notes: N. Teign. Claimed by Butler. Not mentioned on NMR or HER.
Nearby sites: SX65478720
Distance: 1.99km

Scorhill Circle Standing Stone

Scorhill Circle Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65460 87380
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER record: 6122
Megalithic Portal: 540
PMD: Scorhill Stone Circle
ShortName: SS Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
DPD page: 146
Notes: Largest stone in the Scorhill Circle. In strict terms this would not typically be classified as a "standing stone" as it is a member of the stone circle. It is the largest stone in a Dartmoor stone circle at 8 feet 2 inches tall.
Nearby sites: SX65468738
Distance: 1.96km

Shoveldown N.W. 5 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 64389 86247
NMR record: SX 68 NW 14
HER record: 4394
Megalithic Portal: 45782
PMD: Stonetor Hill
Alternate name: Shoveldown N.W.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Shovel NW5
Butler map: 37.5.1
Butler Vol 5: p.202 & Fig.145
Grinsell: GID 1
Notes: NB. NGR from PMD is SX64398640. "The remains of a Bronze age cairn and cist which form part of a cairn cemetery on Long Ridge, known locally as Langridge, overlooking the valley of the River North Teign. The cairn has a circular mound which measures 5.2 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. The cist measures 0.83 metres square by up to 0.47 metres deep. The capstone, which once covered the cist, now lies 0.7 metres NNW of the cist." Butler Shoveldown N.W.1. - Vol. 2. Map 37.5. (diagram Vol. 5. p.202).
Nearby sites: SX64398625
Distance: 1.53km

Throwleigh Reported Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 64769 88580
NMR: No record found
HER record: 4392
ShortName: SC:Throwleigh
Notes: "Possible circle circa 180 metres north-west of the Buttern Hill circle comprising four or five stones around a fallen standing stone. Recorded by Worth (1894) and apparently seen by the Ordnance Survey in 1950, although the recorder in 1951 could not locate it, this feature has not been confirmed since 1950."
Nearby sites: SX64778858
Distance: 1.67km

White Moor Stone Standing Stone

White Moor Stone Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Little Hound Tor Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 63359 89491
NMR record: SX 68 NW 6
HER record: 4391
Megalithic Portal: 10326
PMD: White Moor Stone
ShortName: SS White Moor
Butler map: 40.5
Butler Vol 5: p.53
DPD page: 154
Notes: The White Moor stone lies 160m to the SE of the Little Hound Tor stone circle and it is thought to be contemporary with the circle but probably out of position having been re-erected at some point. It is now a boundary marker.
Nearby sites: SX63368949
Distance: 1.99km

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