Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Search Tool: Prehistoric monuments within 2km of SX6370065000

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:

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: 1.22km

Brown Heath Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 64080 65390
NMR record: SX 66 NW 47
HER record: 5135
Megalithic Portal: 14936
ShortName: ES:Brown Heath
DPD page: 74
Notes: "A fine example of an enclosure. The walling consisting of very large stones reaching a height of one metre. It contains three hut circles and a number of courts situated mainly on its north and western sides. There is no obvious entrance." Lethbridge p. 74, diagram p.71. Hook Lake on Megalithic Portal.
Nearby sites: SX64086539
Distance: 0.54km

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Encircled Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64114 65327
NMR record: SX 66 NW 48
HER record: 5137
Megalithic Portal: 1788
PMD: Hook Lake Stone row
Alternate name: Hook Lake stone row Encircled Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Hook Lake
Butler map: 55.8
DPD page: 74
Grinsell: HAR 3
Turner: F11
Barrow Report: 38
Notes: Dixon Brown Heath Cist #40. Bar Rep. 38. Butler Hook Lake stone row - Vol. 4. Map 55.8 (pp.78-9). Grinsell HARFORD 3. "A double stone row, on Brown Heath, circa 540 feet in length, direction of length N 10o E. At the north end is a stone circle, diameter 31 feet, surrounding a cairn which contains the remains of a cist." Ruined and possibly no longer visible.
Nearby sites: SX64116533
Distance: 0.53km

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Stone Row

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Stone Row

OS Map: SX 64112 65318
NMR record: SX 66 NW 48
HER record: 5136
Megalithic Portal: 1788
The Stone Rows of GB: Hook Lake
PMD: Brown Heath Stone Row
Alternate name: Hook Lake Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Hook Lake
DPD page: 74
Notes: Worth: Brown Heath, Butler: Hook Lake. "On the southwest slopes of Brown Heath a double stone row 182.0m. long runs from a cairn circle at its northern and higher end to the east side of the enclosure (SX 66 NW 50) where it is overlaid by the enclosure wall. The point at which the southern end of the row ended is therefore not easily determined. The row does not point exactly to the centre of the cairn, but to about 2.0m. to the East. The eastern part of the row contains more stones than the western part, in which there are notable gaps. There are a few large stones, the largest being 1.0m. high and measuring 1.0m. x 0.7m., but most are relatively small, their average height being 0.5m". Lethbridge p.74, diagram p.71. See also: Sea Views at Hook Lake/
Nearby sites: SX64116532
Distance: 0.52km

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: 1.41km

Erme Cairn Circle

Erme Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Upper Erme Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 63517 64442
NMR record: SX 66 SW 94
HER record: 4310
Megalithic Portal: 533
Alternate name: Upper Erme stone row Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:The Dancers
Butler map: 55.7.1
DPD page: 71
Grinsell: COR 10
Turner: G16
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G16. An impressive cairn circle (often referred to as a stone circle) on Stall Moor which is also known as The Dancers, Kiss in the Ring or Stall Moor Circle. "Round barrow with retaining circle at south end of longest Dartmoor stone row. Diameter 16m, height of mound 0.3m." Lethbridge pp.70-71, diagram p.71
Nearby sites: SX63526444
Distance: 0.59km

Erme Pound

Erme Pound

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Upper Erme Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 63800 65800
NMR record: SX 66 NW 23
HER record: 5110
Megalithic Portal: 14937
ShortName: PD:Erme Pound
DPD page: 71
Notes: See also MDV5109
Nearby sites: SX63806580
Distance: 0.81km

Erme Pound (Near) Cist

OS Map: SX 63920 65510
NMR record: SX 66 NW 62
HER record: 28585
Megalithic Portal: 45758
PMD: Erme Pound
ShortName: CT:Erme Pound
Grinsell: HAR 2
Turner: D29
Notes: Dixon #96. Grinsell HARFORD 2. According to the NMR record "noted by Hankin in July 1976, perhaps in a small cairn diameter 3.7m and height 0.3m. It is now filled in and Grinsell failed to locate it, 'it seems never to have been planned if it ever existed.'" This cist was listed by Dixon in 1952 70th Barrow Report (T.D.A Vol 84) with Dixon #96. It is not listed in prior Barrow Reports - and appears towards end of Dixon's list, so presumably discovered/reported late 40s to 1952. Not listed by Butler (area covered in Vol. 4. Map 55). Not listed in Hankin's 'An archaeological check-list for Harford'.
Nearby sites: SX63926551
Distance: 0.56km

Knackersmill Gulf N. Cist

OS Map: SX 63384 65592
NMR record: SX 66 SW 96
HER record: 13185
Megalithic Portal: 45759
PMD: Stinger's Hill
ShortName: CT:Stingers
Butler Vol 5: p.180 & Fig.122
DPD page: 73
Grinsell: COR 8
Notes: Butler Map 55.7 (diagram Vol. 5. p.180). Grinsell CORNWOOD 8 (Stinger's Hill). "A cist 1.20m. by 0.60m. with a close set retaining kerb circle 4.0m. in diameter is situated on Stinger's Hill opposite Erme Pound". Lethbridge Stingers Hill cist p.73. diagram p.71. The NMR gives SX63376494 as the grid reference - this error is replicated in HER entry 28468 . The present author could not find a cist there. As PMD points out that is the location of Grinsell's CORNWOOD 9 cairn and not CORNWOOD 8.
Nearby sites: SX63386559
Distance: 0.67km

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: 1.82km

Redlake Foot (Brown Heath) Cist

Redlake Foot (Brown Heath) Cist

OS Map: SX 63779 66071
NMR record: SX 66 NW 19
HER record: 5102
Megalithic Portal: 45760
PMD: Brown Heath
Alternate name: Brown Heath Cist
ShortName: CT:Brown Heath
Butler map: 55.7.3
DPD page: 73
Grinsell: HAR 1
Barrow Report: 60 69 71
Notes: Dixon #102. Bar Rep. 69. Butler Brown Heath (Cairn 3) - Vol. 4. Map 55.7.3 (p.76-7 diagram p.76). Grinsell HARFORD 1 (Redlake Foot). "A fine cist at Redlake Foot measuring internally, 0.7m. by 1.0m. and 1.0m. deep single slabs form the end-stones and the southern side-stone. The northern side is a slab resting on a horizontal 'post' type stone" Cover slab partly displaced from the sides. Lethbridge p.73, diagram p.71.
Nearby sites: SX63786607
Distance: 1.07km

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: 1.81km

Upper Erme Cairn

OS Map: SX 63522 64958
NMR record: SX 66 SW 1
HER record: 4366
Megalithic Portal: 15210
Alternate name: Erme Plains Cairn
ShortName: CN:Upper Erme
Butler map: 55.7.2
Grinsell: COR 9
Notes: "A round cairn, measuring 13.8 to 14.6m diameter and 1.0m high. It lies on a false crest, adjacent to a stone row, SX 66 NW 20, and just above the River Erme, at 380m above OD, is constructed of small boulders, and has a central hollow, 0.7m deep. In fair condition, though a small shelter has been built on its north side."
Nearby sites: SX63526496
Distance: 0.18km

Western White Barrow Cairn

OS Map: SX 65363 65487
NMR record: SX 66 NE 36
HER record: 5193
Megalithic Portal: 28710
ShortName: CN:W White Bar
Butler map: 57.28
DPD page: 86
Grinsell: LYD 104
Notes: Western Whittabarrow or Whittaburrow. "A large cairn measuring 21 by 17.5 metres wide with a maximum height of 1.7 metres. It has been badly mutilated by the construction of a two room building within it."
Nearby sites: SX65366549
Distance: 1.73km

Page last updated 30/06/17