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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

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: 1.77km

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: 1.47km

Grey Wethers (N) Stone Circle

Grey Wethers (N) Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Grey Wethers Double Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 63877 83162
NMR record: SX 68 SW 1
HER record: 6758
Megalithic Portal: 532
PMD: Grey Wethers Stone Circles
ShortName: SC:Grey Weth N
DPD page: 134
Turner: G4
Nearby sites: SX63888316
Distance: 1.58km

Grey Wethers (S) Stone Circle

Grey Wethers (S) Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Grey Wethers Double Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 63875 83122
NMR record: SX 68 SW 1
HER record: 6759
Megalithic Portal: 532
PMD: Grey Wethers Stone Circles
ShortName: SC:GreyWethers
DPD page: 134
Turner: G2
Notes: This site is one of the most impressive on Dartmoor. The circles were restored in 1909 by Burnard. At the time only 9 stones remained standing in the north circle and 7 in the south circle. It is thought that the reconstruction is fairly accurate. The circles are separated by a few meters and are almost identical. Both circles have 30 stones and diameters very close to 33 m and they are within 2 degrees of being on an exact north to south alignment. The slight differences between the two circles could even be a result of the restoration. Apparently "wether" is an old English name for sheep and legend has it that a drunken farmer leaving the Warren House Inn was persuaded that the Grey Wethers were a desirable flock for sale! See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Grey Wethers
Nearby sites: SX63888312
Distance: 1.54km

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

OS Map: SX 63919 79668
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: 1.94km

Sittaford Stone Circle

Sittaford Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 63017 82815
NMR record:
HER record: 110432
Megalithic Portal: 35327
PMD: Sittaford Tor
ShortName: SC:Sittaford
Notes: Discovered by Alan Endacott in 2007 as described in Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter No. 117 January 2014. Circle consists of 30 recumbent stones and has a diameter of 32m. It is about 1km from the Grey Wethers which are to the ENE. It is on the same arc as the previously known circles in northeastern Dartmoor.
Nearby sites: SX63028282
Distance: 1.66km

Sittaford Tor Pound

OS Map: SX 64000 82870
NMR record: SX 68 SW 2
HER record: 6754
Megalithic Portal: 23218
ShortName: PD:Sittaford
Notes: "An oval enclosure lying within Great Stannon Newtake. It is defined by a 4.5m wide and 1.2m high rubble bank surrounding an internal area measuring 53.5m east to west by 39m north to south. An 8.3 metre wide entrance gap on the eastern side by a stony mound. The considerable size of the bank combined with its proximity to a number of ritual monuments within Great Stannon Newtake strongly supports that this enclosure is much more likely to have been used for ritual than domestic purposes and it has consequently been identified as a henge."
Nearby sites: SX64008287
Distance: 1.28km

Sittaford Tor Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 63461 82650
NMR record: SX 68 SW 110
HER record: 21894
Megalithic Portal: 45792
PMD: Sittaford Tor
Alternate name: Sittaford Tor S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Sittaford
Butler map: 34.3
Butler Vol 5: p.183 & Fig.126
DPD page: 125
Turner: D25
Notes: Turner D25. Butler Sittaford Tor S (Cairn 3) Vol. 2. Map 34.3 (p.112, also Butler Vol. 5. diagram p.183). "This mutilated kerbed cairn is situated on a peat-covered moorland slope below Sittaford Tor at 488m OD. It measures about 5m in diameter and comprises a probably (hidden) central cist set within twin concentric kerbs of granite slabs." Lethbridge photo bottom p.125.
Nearby sites: SX63468265
Distance: 1.25km

South Teignhead Platform Cairn Circle

South Teignhead Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64084 82827
NMR record: SX 68 SW 88
HER record: 20908
Megalithic Portal: 45611
PMD: South Teignhead
ShortName: PC:S Teignhead
Butler map: 35.17
Butler Vol 5: p.157
Turner: E4
Notes: Turner E4. oval cairn measuring 12.0m x 8.0m. It is flat-topped apart from a slight hollow in the centre. It appears to have multiple concentric rings of spaced small stones set on edge, with at least six rings being visible on its north side. To the south-east some stones are set at right angles to the rings. Butler in Volume 5 p.157 refers to a 14 x 6 m long cairn on the southern slopes of White Ridge. Presumably he refers to this site.
Nearby sites: SX64088283
Distance: 1.23km

South Teignhead  / White Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle

South Teignhead / White Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64168 82656
NMR record: SX 68 SW 10
HER record: 6754
Megalithic Portal: 35830
PMD: Teignhead Henge
Alternate name: South Teignhead Pound Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:White Ridge
Butler map: 35.18
Turner: A5
Notes: Turner A5. A small circular 'pound' about 0.5km SE of Grey Wethers. It measures 75ft (N-S) by 66ft; the bank composed of small stone and earth is 6-8ft wide and 3ft high. An entrance on the W has one door jamb standing.
Nearby sites: SX64178266
Distance: 1.06km

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: 1.43km

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
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: 1.31km

White Ridge Standing Stone

White Ridge Standing Stone

OS Map: SX 64164 82654
NMR record: SX 68 SW 10
HER record: 6771
Megalithic Portal: 35830
PMD: South Teignhead
Alternate name: South Teignhead Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:White Ridge
Butler map: 35.18
Notes: Possible recumbent standing stone. "A small circular 'pound' about 350 yards (sic) SE of Grey Wethers. It measures 75ft (N-S) by 66ft; the bank composed of small stone and earth is 6-8ft wide and 3ft high. An entrance on the W has one door jamb standing; this was excavated but nothing was found except a very fine flat stone on the subsoil which measured 9ft long by 3-4ft wide. Trial pits were dug inside the enclosure without success." TDA Vol. 34 pp.164 (1902)
Nearby sites: SX64168265
Distance: 1.05km

White Ridge Stone Row

White Ridge Stone Row

OS Map: SX 65420 81661
NMR record: SX 68 SE 22
HER record: 6642
Megalithic Portal: 4145
The Stone Rows of GB: White Ridge
PMD: White Ridge Stone Row
ShortName: SR:White Ridge
DPD page: 125
Notes: "A double stone row, 620 ft in length from the centre of a cairn at the north end, running nearly due south and slightly downhill. Well preserved at the north end for a short distance but becoming more dilapidated as it approaches the newtake wall at the south end". Lethbridge diagram p.124 and photo top p.125.
Nearby sites: SX65428166
Distance: 1.28km

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