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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

Blatchford Brook Foot Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63500 63800
NMR record: SX 66 SW 10
HER record: 27894
Megalithic Portal: 14935
ShortName: ES:Blatchford
Nearby sites: SX63506380
Distance: 1.5km

Burford Down Standing Stone

Burford Down Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63703 60687
NMR record: SX 66 SW 57
HER record: 4333
Megalithic Portal: 1463
PMD: Burford Down Stone Row
ShortName: SS:BurfordDown
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Notes: "The alleged blocking stone noted by Parsons measures 2.7m by 1.0m and has been split by drilling." TDA Vol. 85 (1953) pp. 145-147 (Hamlyn Parsons).
Nearby sites: SX63706069
Distance: 1.61km

Dry Lake North Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63900 63600
NMR record: SX 66 SW 12
HER record: 4294
Megalithic Portal: 14934
ShortName: ES:DryLakeN
Nearby sites: SX63906360
Distance: 1.33km

Harrowthorn (North of) Cist

Harrowthorn (North of) Cist

OS Map: SX 62454 62652
NMR record: SX 66 SW 26
HER record: 4269
Megalithic Portal: 45746
PMD: Harrowthorn Plantation
Alternate name: Coombe Brook N.E. Cist
ShortName: CT:Harrowthorn
Butler map: 52.11
DPD page: 66
Grinsell: COR 15
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Dixon #83. Bar Rep. 58. Butler Coombe Brook N.E. - Vol. 3. Map 52.11. Grinsell CORNWOOD 15. Located 200m due east up hill of the Coome Brook enclosure. "A cist lies 700 yards north of Harrowthorn Plantation and a few feet west of the track from Watercombe Moorgate to Ranny Brook. Only the two side stones and the eastern end stone remain. The structure is unusual in that the southern side
stone is an earth fast boulder, an approximately vertical face of which forms a side of the cist." Lethbridge p.66. diagram p.65 Ranny Brook Cist 3.
Nearby sites: SX62456265
Distance: 1.2km

Hillson's House Cairn

Hillson's House Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63668 62292
NMR record: SX 66 SW 19
HER record: 4302
Megalithic Portal: 45592
ShortName: CN:Hillson Hse
Butler map: 54.18.7
DPD page: 69
Grinsell: COR 22
Notes: Butler Cairn 7 (Vol 3 54.18). On the summit of Stalldown barrow is a large flat-toped cairn around 17.5m across. The cairn has been damaged by the construction of shelters within it - hence it is known as Hillson's House.
Nearby sites: SX63676229
Distance: 0.07km

Lower Piles Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64370 60480
NMR record: SX 66 SW 53
HER record: 4354
Megalithic Portal: 45580
ShortName: ES:Lower Piles
Notes: "Within the newtake known as lower piles. A group of seven huts near the south east corner of the enclosed land. All now composed of fairly small stones the walls appearing as thick banks of stone and turf, not high, but spreading to a width of 1.8m or more. The diameters vary from c 9.20 to c 12.20m outside measurements. Only one hut has a well defined entrance, this is on the south east side of the circle."
Nearby sites: SX64376048
Distance: 1.98km

Piles Hill Stone Row

Piles Hill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Double Stone Row & Cairns
OS Map: SX 65016 61113
NMR record: SX 66 SE 86
HER record: 5662
Megalithic Portal: 2080
The Stone Rows of GB: Piles Hill
PMD: Piles Hill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Piles Hill
DPD page: 74
Notes: "The double stone row formed by 139 stones, 7 of which lean; the others are either stumps with drill marks, cleanly snapped off stones, or recumbent posts, whole or split by drilling. Some 30 stones exceed 2.0m. in length with a maximum of 3.0m. A few take the form of slabs or boulders but the majority are of post-type up to 0.6m. square in section, with an angled top created by a single 'chamfer'. The rows in the main alignment are from 21.0m. to 30.0m. apart and within them the gaps between stones vary from 3.0m. to 30.0m. At each end the rows are close, 12.0m. to 17.0m. apart with fewer large gaps between stones". Lethbridge pp.74-6, diagram p.74.
Nearby sites: SX65026111
Distance: 1.85km

Ranny Brook Cist

Ranny Brook Cist

OS Map: SX 62616 63544
NMR record: SX 66 SW 27
HER record: 4270
Megalithic Portal: 14987
PMD: Ranny Brook Head
Alternate name: Ranny Brookhead Cist
ShortName: CT:Ranny Brook
Butler map: 52.10
DPD page: 66
Grinsell: COR 12
Barrow Report: 64 68 69 71
Notes: Dixon #90. Bar Rep. 64. Butler Ranny Brook Head - Vol. 3. Map 52.10 (diagram p.186). Grinsell CORNWOOD 12. "Three
sides of the grave are still in place; the third has been turned back and lies parallel to its original position. To the south of the cist, and about a foot away from the nearest point of the buried side-stone, lies the displaced coverstone. This stone has a greatest length of four feet and a greatest width of two feet six inches". Sides of cist sunken below surface. Lethbridge p.66. diagram p.65 Cist 2.
Nearby sites: SX62626354
Distance: 1.58km

Ranny Brook (North of) Cist

Ranny Brook (North of) Cist

OS Map: SX 62154 63547
NMR record: SX 66 SW 29
HER record: 4272
Megalithic Portal: 45747
PMD: Ranny Brook settlement
Alternate name: Ranny Brook N.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:Ranny Brk N
Butler map: 52.9.3
DPD page: 65
Grinsell: COR 11
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Dixon #84. Bar Rep. 58. Butler Ranny Brook N. 3 (Cist 3) - Vol. 3. Map 52.9. (pp.184-7 general plan of Ranny Brook settlements and cairns p.184, diagram of cists p.186). Grinsell CORNWOOD 11. "The northern end-stone and the western side-stone survive, whilst smaller stones may represent the other sides. This agrees with Worth's survey, but in his report he has transposed north and south." Lethbridge diagram p.65 Cist 1.
Nearby sites: SX62156355
Distance: 1.91km

Ranny Brook (Yealm) Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 62320 63540
NMR record: SX 66 SW 102
HER record: 43608
Megalithic Portal: 45574
ShortName: ES:Ranny Brook
Notes: An enclosure of earth and stone walling 0.5m wide by 0.4m high encompasses an oval area 18.0m by 16.0m. It lies on the South facing slope to the North of Ranny Brook. Scheduled: Devon 10853.
Nearby sites: SX62326354
Distance: 1.78km

Stalldown Enclosed Settlement

Stalldown Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63700 61200
NMR record: SX 66 SW 21
HER record: 4351
Megalithic Portal: 45322
ShortName: ES:Stalldown
Notes: "This settlement consists of 6 enclosures, mostly in poor condition, with 13 associated hut circles and 17 detached ones and extends over 5ha of a gentle to moderate, well drained, southeast facing slope at 270m above OD."
Nearby sites: SX63706120
Distance: 1.1km

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63244 62423
NMR record: SX 66 SW 17
HER record: 4300
Megalithic Portal: 3474
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Alternate name: Stalldown stone row Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.1
DPD page: 68
Grinsell: COR 21
Turner: D26
Notes: Butler Cairn 1 (Vol 3 54.18). Turner D26 (Type Diii 'Ring Setting with Central reduced to subsoil level or paved'). Cairn in middle of length of stone row. "The northern part of the row is aligned precisely in the centre of the cairn circle, both of which would therefore seem part of the original design. The cairn is not visible from the south end of the southern extension of the row. This extension consists of four general alignments more of which focus on the cairn circle, and the northern end of the extension is tangential to the west side of the circle. These factors, and the larger size of the stones in the northern extension of the row, suggest two phases of construction."
Nearby sites: SX63246242
Distance: 0.38km

Stalldown Stone Row

Stalldown Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63223 62558
NMR record: SX 66 SW 17
HER record: 4277
Megalithic Portal: 531
The Stone Rows of GB: Stalldown
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Alternate name: Stalldon Row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Stalldown
DPD page: 67
Notes: "Bronze Age stone row and cairn circle on stall down. The stone row runs north -south for about 850m ow which 500m has been restored. It is associated with three cairns (one either side) and a cairn circle. The stones are mostly 1m to 1.5m high with four over 2m". Lethbridge pp.67-68
Nearby sites: SX63226256
Distance: 0.46km

Stalldown Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63208 62489
NMR record: SX 66 SW 16
HER record: 4298
Megalithic Portal: 531
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 3 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.3
Grinsell: COR 19
Turner: F22
Notes: Turner F22, Type Fii cairn with double or multiple ring. Butler Cairn 3 just to the west of the stone row, Butler Cairn 4 is just to the east. A flat topped turf-covered cairn 9.0m in diameter and 0.7m high, in good condition. Settings of Stones in and around the structure suggests a complex cairn circle.
Nearby sites: SX63216249
Distance: 0.43km

Stalldown Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63529 62310
NMR record: SX 66 SW 18
HER record: 4301
Megalithic Portal: 45819
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 6 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.6
Turner: A4
Notes: Turner A4. Butler Cairn 6 (Vol 3 54.18). A circular turf-covered stone ring on the summit of Stalldown Barrow hill. It is 25.5m in diameter, comprising a bank of small stones, 2.0m to 3.0m wide and 0.2m to 0.7m high. There is a 5.0m gap in the south-west but no evidence of disturbance to the interior or of a surrounding ditch. Not far to the east is Hillson's House.
Nearby sites: SX63536231
Distance: 0.07km

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63274 63239
NMR record: SX 66 SW 13
HER record: 4296
Megalithic Portal: 45688
PMD: Stall Moor N.
Alternate name: Stalldown N.9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Stalldown N
Butler map: 54.18.9
DPD page: 69
Grinsell: COR 13
Turner: E17
Barrow Report: 14 37 62
Notes: Turner E17. Dixon #39. Bar Rep. 37. Butler Stalldown N. (Cairn 9) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.9 (diagram p.62). Grinsell CORNWOOD 13. "A cist measuring 2 feet 3 inches wide at the south end, 1 foot 7 1/2 inches wide at the north and probably originally 3 feet 6 inches long. Both the coverstone and the north end stone are missing. The cist stands in a barrow which has a retaining circle, five stones of which are still erect, and one fallen. The largest stone is 3 feet 4 inches wide by 2 feet 7 inches high. The diameter of the retaining circle varies from 20 to 22 feet". Lethbridge p.69. diagram p.65 Cist 5.
Nearby sites: SX63276324
Distance: 1km

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 62833 62328
NMR record: SX 66 SW 75
HER record: 13234
Megalithic Portal: 45791
PMD: Stall Moor W.
Alternate name: Stalldown W.11 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Stalldown W
Butler map: 54.18.11
DPD page: 67
Grinsell: COR 11c
Turner: E30
Notes: Turner E30. Butler Stalldown W. (Cairn 11) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.11 (p.61-2 diagram p.62). Grinsell CORNWOOD 11c. "This small round cairn, diameter 5.7 to 6.4m, height 0.5m, is built of small boulders ... It contains a cist, the south side stone, 1.2m long, both end stones, 0.4m long ...On the south side of the cairn 3 large stones, 0.8m to 1.0m long and set on edge are the probable remains of a kerb". Lethbridge pp.65-67. diagram p.65 Cist 4, photo p.67.
Nearby sites: SX62836233
Distance: 0.77km

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63176 61737
NMR record:
HER record: -1
Megalithic Portal: 531
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
ShortName: CC:StallTermin
Butler Vol 5: p.20 & Fig.2
Notes: Unconfirmed terminal cairn. Not listed on HER or NMR
Nearby sites: SX63186174
Distance: 0.7km

Three Barrows Cairn

Three Barrows Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65315 62601
NMR record: SX 66 SE 55
HER record: 5666
Megalithic Portal: 45593
PMD: Three Barrows NW
Alternate name: Three Barrows Central Cairn
ShortName: CN:3 Barrows
Butler map: 54.20
Butler Vol 5: p.53
Grinsell: BRE 6
Barrow Report: 1 56 63
Notes: "Three very large cairns known as the Three Barrows (see SX 66 SE 54, 56), one of which, being about 50 yards in diameter, and 8 feet high, is reputed to be perhaps the largest on Dartmoor". See also HER Southern cairn 5830 and HER Northern cairn 5746
Nearby sites: SX65326260
Distance: 1.75km

Three Barrows W. Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 64460 62580
NMR record: SX 66 SW 85
HER record: 4252
Megalithic Portal: 36352
ShortName: ES:3BarrowsW
Butler map: 54.20
Nearby sites: SX64466258
Distance: 0.9km

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