Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Search Tool: Prehistoric monuments within 2km of SX640800

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

Archerton Settlement

OS Map: SX 64100 78800
NMR record: SX 67 NW 10
HER record: 5931
Megalithic Portal: 42727
ShortName: ST:Archerton
Notes: An oval pound now planted with trees. Rowe noted remains of banks and a hut within the enclosure. Prowse mentions traceable sub-division banks with distinct evidence of nine hut circles and a further one, ten yards diameter, "close outside on the east". See: T.D.A. Vol. 23 pp.311-12
Nearby sites: SX64107880
Distance: 1.2km

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62752 78808
NMR record: SX 67 NW 8
HER record: 5838
Megalithic Portal: 37604
PMD: Hollowcombe Bottom
Alternate name: Rowtor Brook 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:ArchertonSW
Butler map: 27.17.3
Butler Vol 5: p.55 & Fig.33
DPD page: 112
Grinsell: LYD 42
Turner: D24
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D24. Dixon Chittleford Down, Cherrybrook Cist #75. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Rowtor Brook 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.17 (diagram Vol. 5. p.55). Grinsell LYDFORD 42. "The cist lies within three concentric circles of stones at 10, 15 and 24 feet diameters, the inner ring being of large stones, the middle ring of smaller stones and the outer ring of even smaller stones. The cist measures internally 0.8m by 0.6m and 0.9m deep. Half of its capstone lies across its north end." For more information see: Prowse TDA 1891 and HER record. Lethbridge Hollowcombe Bottom, diagram and photo p.112.
Nearby sites: SX62757881
Distance: 1.73km

Archerton Tennis Ground Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63852 78872
NMR record: SX 67 NW 9
HER record: 5839
Megalithic Portal: 37599
PMD: Archerton Tennis Court
Alternate name: Archerton Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Arch Tennis
Butler map: 27.18
DPD page: 114
Grinsell: LYD 45
Turner: E49
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E49. Dixon #74. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Archerton - Vol. 2. Map 27.18. Grinsell LYDFORD 45. On private land. Lethbridge diagram p.112, photo top p.114.
Nearby sites: SX63857887
Distance: 1.14km

Broadun Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63540 79930
NMR record: SX 68 SW 11
HER record: 6800
Megalithic Portal: 26043
ShortName: ES:Broadun
Notes: "An enclosed settlement, maximum dimensions 300m NE/SW by 250m NW/SE, giving an area of 6ha. Enclosure cut through on SE by a leat, but wall still visible. Inside are 36 huts, and a further 3 outside. Condition of huts mainly poor. Average internal diameter is 3.7m: the largest is 13m by 10.5m, the smallest 2.5m. The enclosure wall appears contemporary with or later than the huts. The interior of the enclosure appears to have been cleared."
Nearby sites: SX63547993
Distance: 0.47km

Broadun Ring Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63700 80200
NMR record: SX 68 SW 9
HER record: 6746
Megalithic Portal: 26048
ShortName: ES:BroadunRing
Nearby sites: SX63708020
Distance: 0.36km

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63502 79203
NMR record: SX 67 NW 4
HER record: 5832
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Archerton
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.1
Butler Vol 5: p.170 & Fig.109
Grinsell: LYD 38
Turner: E14
Notes: Turner E14. "Remains of a cairn, visible as a turf covered stony mound. The NE quadrant is robbed out but around the rest of the periphery are parts of a kerb of small boulders, some set on edge, giving a diameter of 6.5m NW-SE. Maximum height 0.6m in the SW quadrant, but elsewhere the interior is badly robbed." Butler says there is a possible end slab of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX63507920
Distance: 0.94km

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63687 79463
NMR record: SX 67 NW 3
HER record: 5932
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Chittaford Down
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.100
DPD page: 112
Grinsell: LYD 39
Turner: E28
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner E28. Dixon #73. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Chittaford Down 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.18 (diagram Vol. 5. p.160). Grinsell LYDFORD 39. "A cist about 350 yards north of Archerton House. It has an irregular shape no coverstone and stands in the centre of a 14ft. diameter ruined cairn. There are traces of an enclosing ring of stones. Excavation in 1900 recovered wood charcoal and a worked flint flake from a small pit within the cist. Under the eastern side stone an archer's polished stone wrist guard was found". Lethbridge diagram and photo bottom p.112.
Nearby sites: SX63697946
Distance: 0.62km

Kraps Ring Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 64400 78150
NMR record: SX 67 NW 30
HER record: 5861
Megalithic Portal: 11477
ShortName: ES:KrapsRing
Nearby sites: SX64407815
Distance: 1.89km

Lakehead Newtake Cist

Lakehead Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64683 78388
NMR record: SX 67 NW 28
HER record: 5955
Megalithic Portal: 45734
PMD: Lakehead Hill NE.
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 9 Cist
ShortName: CT:Lakehead 9
Butler map: 27.19.9
Butler Vol 5: p.60 & Fig.40
Grinsell: LYD 51
Barrow Report: 55
Notes: Dixon #67. Bar Rep 55. Butler Lakehead Hill - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.9 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 51. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page.
Nearby sites: SX64687838
Distance: 1.76km

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

OS Map: SX 63920 79669
NMR record: SX 67 NW 2
HER record: 5935
Megalithic Portal: 26041
PMD: Roundy Park
Alternate name: Roundy Park Cist
ShortName: CT:Roundy Park
Butler map: 27.4
Butler Vol 5: p.22 & Fig.3
DPD page: 113
Grinsell: LYD 40
Barrow Report: 21
Notes: Dixon #15. Bar Rep. 21. Butler Vol. 2. Map 27.4 (diagram of location p.41, diagram of site Vol. 5 p.22). Grinsell LYDFORD 40. One of the largest cists on Dartmoor. Discovered in August 1893 by Robert Burnard, who was responsible for the restoration of the grave. Lethbrdige diagram p.112, photo p.113.
Nearby sites: SX63927967
Distance: 0.34km

Stannon Little Newtake Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65464 81052
NMR record: SX 68 SE 24
HER record: 6616
Megalithic Portal: 37598
PMD: Stannon Newtake
Alternate name: Stannon Newtake E. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Stannon New
Butler map: 35.21.1
DPD page: 124
Grinsell: LYD 29
Turner: D16
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Turner D16. Dixon #72. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Stannon Newtake E. - Vol. 2. Map 35.21 (diagram p.168). Grinsell LYDFORD 29.
Nearby sites: SX65468105
Distance: 1.8km

Stannon Newtake Stone Row

OS Map: SX 65348 81091
NMR record: SX 68 SE 125
HER record: 54555
Megalithic Portal: 2144
The Stone Rows of GB: Stannon Newtake
PMD: Stannon Newtake Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Stannon New
Butler map: 35.21
Notes: Possible extension of the White Ridge Stone Row. "Standing stones, possibly a stone row. Forty-six feet S. of the cairn (SX 68 SE 23) are two standing stones, two and a half feet high, their broad planes facing the monument. These, and two others in line, suggest the remains of a stone row, destroyed for materials for an ancient hedge. If a row, it does not point to the centre of the cairn. "
Nearby sites: SX65358109
Distance: 1.74km

Page last updated 30/06/17