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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.


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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: 0.54km

Burford Down Stone Row

Burford Down Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63695 60165
NMR record: SX 66 SW 57
HER record: 4333
Megalithic Portal: 1463
The Stone Rows of GB: Burford Down
PMD: Burford Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Burford Dn
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Notes: "This single stone row on a slight north slope extends from a crest at 260m OD to a col at 255m OD. It can be traced from its south terminal, marked by a cairn, at SX 63706017 for 336m, bearing 1o, to a possible blocking stone at SX 63706051 and of different character for a further 120m to SX63706062. The recumbent stone, considered ... to be the north terminal lies yet a further 47m distant at SX 63706067." See also: Sea Views at Burford Down
Nearby sites: SX63706017
Distance: 0.08km

Burford Down Encircled Cairn

Burford Down Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63700 60170
NMR record: SX 66 SW 57
HER record: 4257
Megalithic Portal: 719
PMD: Burford Down Stone Row
Alternate name: Burford Down stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:BurfordDown
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Grinsell: HAR 5
Turner: F10
Barrow Report: 14
Notes: "The south terminal cairn, 9.0m diameter and 0.6m high, has a central depression, about 2.5m diameter and 0.4m deep, and is edged by 3 upright and 2 fallen orthostats, average 0.7m by 0.2m and up to 0.9m high, the remains of a retaining circle or peristalith."
Nearby sites: SX63706017
Distance: 0.08km

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63780 60160
NMR record: SX 66 SW 59
HER record: 4258
Megalithic Portal: 45689
PMD: Tristis Rock
Alternate name: Tristis Rock Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:TristisRock
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Grinsell: HAR 6
Turner: E22
Barrow Report: 14 40
Notes: Turner E22. Dixon #42. Bar Rep. 40. Butler Tristis Rock - Vol. 4. Map 54.17 (p.60 diagram of Tristis Rock cairn p.59). Grinsell HARFORD 6. "retaining circle of a barrow, internal diameter between 16 and 17 feet and consisting of twelve stones which enclose the remaining south side stone of a cist. The overall length of the side stone is 4 feet 6 inches, the internal length of the cist would not have been more than 3 feet".
Nearby sites: SX63786016
Distance: 0km

Butter Brook Standing Stone

Butter Brook Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64747 59301
NMR record: SX 65 NW 37
HER record: 13095
Megalithic Portal: 45565
PMD: Butterbrook Standing Stone
Alternate name: Butterbrook Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Butter Br
Notes: A standing-stone, possibly prehistoric, near Butter Brook (near Harford) is 2.03m long and has a standing height of 1.77m. The stone is located towards the north of the eastern side of the plantation around Butterbrook reservoir. The stone is easy to approach from the dry ground to the south but just beyond the stone to the north is marshland. [Entry no. 70 in An archaeological check-list for Harford, Devon Archaeological Society/DCRA publications no. 11 (1982)]
Nearby sites: SX64755930
Distance: 1.3km

Butter Brook N Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65200 59900
NMR record: SX 65 NE 71
HER record: 13166
Megalithic Portal: 1970
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterbrook 2
PMD: Butter Brook 2 Stone Row
Alternate name: Butterbrook 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Butter Br N
DPD page: 78
Notes: Continued notes from Butter Brook S. "At 73 metres from the terminal there is a single orthostat 0.5 metre high, standing 3.25 metres off centre south from the projection of the rows, at the edge of a small clitter of broken stones. A third row, irregularly spaced and not showing much above ground,
meets the double section of the rows at an angle of about 10o on the north-west side, extending westward to about level with the terminal. Visual projection east-ward along the third row appears to be in line with the orthostat". Lethbridge 78 Rows 4/5 diagram p.77. Formerly listed as Butter Brook 2.
Nearby sites: SX65205990
Distance: 1.44km

Butter Brook S Stone Row

Butter Brook S Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65100 59900
NMR record: SX 65 NE 71
HER record: 13166
Megalithic Portal: 1971
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterbrook 1
PMD: Butter Brook 1 Stone Row
Alternate name: Butterbrook 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Butter Br S
DPD page: 78
Notes: "A stone row about 42 metres long is situated on south sloping ground at SX 65145995, just north of the marshy Butterbrook valley. It is aligned south south west/north north east, and terminates at the south end in a hollow-centred ring of turf and stones of 2.5 metres diameter east/west, 3.2 metres north/south. The first stone in the row is 10.35 metres from the centre of the terminal, thereafter the spacing becomes about 3 metres. The maximum height of the stones is 0.67 metre. The row becomes double for about 12.5 metres (four to five pairs of stones), with a distance of 0.4 to 0.5 metre between rows, after which only the second row appears to continue." Lethbridge p.78 Rows 4/5 diagram p.77. Formerly listed as Butter Brook 1
Nearby sites: SX65105990
Distance: 1.35km

Glasscombe Ball N. Stone Row

Glasscombe Ball N. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65733 60429
NMR record: SX 66 SE 59
HER record: 5659
Megalithic Portal: 1952
The Stone Rows of GB: Glasscombe Ball North
PMD: Glasscombe Ball Stone Row
Alternate name: Glasscombe Ball N Stone Row
ShortName: SR:GlassBall N
DPD page: 78
Notes: "A single stone row on the northern verge of Glasscombe Ball lies a little west of north from the row near Spurrell's Cross (SX 65 NE 16) and about a third of a mile from it" ... "A stone row extending between two cairns. The north-east cairn is 0.6m high and is now elongated north-west to south-east to 6.0m. by 4.0m, and is turf-covered. The south-west cairn, 4.0m. in diameter and 0.8m. high is of close-packed stones and turf-covered." Lethbridge p.78, diagram p.77 Row 2
Nearby sites: SX65736043
Distance: 1.97km

Harford Gate Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64497 59676
NMR record: SX 65 NW 32
HER record: 42776
Megalithic Portal: 3281
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.9 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:HarfordGate
Butler map: 53.11.9
Grinsell: HAR 26
Turner: F3
Notes: Turner F3. "This cairn occupies a prominent position on the brow of a hill and is one of two north-west of Harford Moor Gate. Measures 13 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height, it is turf-covered and has a retaining kerb."
Nearby sites: SX64505968
Distance: 0.87km

Harford Moor Settlement

Harford Moor Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64450 59310
NMR record: SX 65 NW 2
HER record: 2849
Megalithic Portal: 23440
ShortName: ST:HarfordMoor
Notes: On the western side of Harford Moor reservoir.
Nearby sites: SX64455931
Distance: 1.08km

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: 0.67km

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64541 60262
NMR record: SX 66 SW 55
HER record: 4256
Megalithic Portal: 1108
PMD: Lower Piles
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.15 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Lower Piles
Butler map: 53.11.15
DPD page: 76
Grinsell: HAR 8
Turner: D13
Barrow Report: 37 62
Notes: Turner D13. Dixon #38. Bar Rep 36. Butler Piles Hill S.W. - Vol. 4. Map 53.11.15 (p.33 diagram of cist & plan of cairns on Piles Hill p.30). Grinsell HARFORD 8. "A cist with a retaining circle, diameter 14 to 15 feet, of which seven stones still remain, lies about 150 yds south of the south east angle of Lower Piles enclosure. The cist measures 3 feet 7 inches in length by 1 foot 4 inches wide at the south-eastern end and 2 feet wide at the north western. The present depth is from 2 feet 9 inches to 3 feet. The cover-stone and the north-western end-stone are missing." Letchfield diagram p.76
Nearby sites: SX64546026
Distance: 0.77km

Piles Hill Standing Stone

Piles Hill Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Double Stone Row & Cairns
OS Map: SX 65430 60740
NMR record: SX 66 SE 50
HER record: 5653
Megalithic Portal: 10003
PMD: Piles Hill Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Piles Hill
Butler map: 53.8
DPD page: 77
Notes: The fallen menhir on Piles Hill: "The 'Longstone' is a block of very coarse-grained pinkish granite. It is now 2.5m long and of rough rectangular section tapering from a base formerly about 0.4m. by 0.7m. which has been squared and snapped by drilling. The stone lies in a northwest to southeast direction. To its northeast side there is a boundary stone erected in 1803 and shaped by drilling. It is of identical stone and appears to have been fashioned from the 'Longstone' which would therefore have originally been some 4.5m long." Lethbridge p.77
Nearby sites: SX65436074
Distance: 1.75km

Piles Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65334 60849
NMR record: SX 66 SE 51
HER record: 5763
Megalithic Portal: 10030
Alternate name: Piles Hill Summit Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Piles Hill
Butler map: 54.19
Butler Vol 5: p.162 & Fig.103
Grinsell: HAR 12
Turner: A53
Notes: Turner A53. Bell cairn of Wessex type. "Cairn on piles hill. An unusual monument, the equivalent of a bell barrow in stone. Cairn (diam 17.8m, heig 1.37m), berm(widt 3.05m), stone circle (diam 2.1m, heig 457mm)vis=12/4/1950 (os). Cairn with bell disc features. Slight hollow in the centre of the tump (mound), otherwise in good condition. No distinct outer bank could be found, but the berm and central tump were quite evident. "
Nearby sites: SX65336085
Distance: 1.7km

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: 1.56km

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: 1.04km

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: 1.69km

Weatherdon Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65160 58890
NMR record: SX 65 NE 63
HER record: 13165
Megalithic Portal: 45835
Alternate name: Wetherdon Hill 20 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Weatherdon
Butler map: 53.9.20
Grinsell: HAR 14a
Turner: A28
Notes: Turner A28. "Weatherdon hill (4): diameter approx.5.6m ht. Approx 0.15m. Alt. C.335-340m." "Mr. L. V. Grinsell noted a small cairn-circle or ring-cairn a short distance south of cairn 2 on weatherdon hill. "
Nearby sites: SX65165889
Distance: 1.88km

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