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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.

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Assycombe Standing Stone

Assycombe Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66101 82649
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6537
Megalithic Portal: 1738
PMD: Assycombe Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
DPD page: 135
Notes: Bronze Age stone row and cairn, Assycombe. The double stone row is 120m long terminating in the cairn at the North-East end. The South-West end is blocked by a stone 2.0m high. The largest stone, 2m high, lies at the E end and was re-erected re-erected by Baring-Gould in 1892 or 1893. The cairn is 8.4m in diameter and 0.6m high.
Nearby sites: SX66108265
Distance: 1.94km

Assycombe Stone Row

Assycombe Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66095 82641
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6537
Megalithic Portal: 1738
The Stone Rows of GB: Assycombe Stone Row
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
DPD page: 135
Notes: "Bronze Age stone row and cairn, Assycombe. The double stone row is 120m long terminating in the cairn at the North-East end. The South-West end is blocked by a stone 2.0m high, re-erected there by Baring-Gould. The cairn is 8.4m in diameter and 0.6m high. Scheduled." Also from Burnard's 1892 field notes: The row, which starts from a ruined cairn, consists of 84 standing stones, and extends 800 feet E. and W., running in two rows down the hill towards Assycombe. It terminates towards the W. in a stone lying prone, 5' 9" long. 2'' wide. The avenue is from 5' to 6' wide, inner measurement. The stones composing the row are 18" high, and down to 6".
Nearby sites: SX66108264
Distance: 1.94km

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66102 82650
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6538
Megalithic Portal: 45814
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
Alternate name: Assycombe Hill Stone Row Encircled Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
Butler Vol 5: p.232 & Fig.164
DPD page: 135
Grinsell: LYD 26
Turner: F16
Notes: The cairn at the E end is in line with the N of the two rows. It measures 8.4m in diameter and is 0.6m high. It contains a large quantity of stone; two stones in the centre, set at right angles to each other around a hollow, suggest the remains of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX66108265
Distance: 1.94km

Fernworthy Stone Circle

Fernworthy Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65487 84126
NMR record: SX 68 SE 56
HER record: 6534
Megalithic Portal: 530
PMD: Fernworthy Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Fernworth
DPD page: 138
Turner: G13
Notes: The Fernworthy circle is part of a group of ceremonial monuments including 3 stone rows and 5 cairns that may once have rivalled Merrivale and Shovel Down as ceremonial centres. The site is in a small clearing in Fernworthy Forrest off the path to Teignhead Farm. The circle is remarkably intact with all but 2 stones still in their original places ... It is 20m in diameter and consists of 27 small stones. The stone rows and cairns probably came later and surround the site. The circle was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1897. They found that the interior of the circle was covered in a layer of charcoal suggesting that it had been the scene of very many fires - perhaps funeral pyres or feasts. See also Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Fernworthy Stone. DNP Post 3D.
Nearby sites: SX65498413
Distance: 1.99km

Fernworthy Ceremonial Complex

Fernworthy Ceremonial Complex

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65480 84120
NMR record: SX 68 SE 56
HER record: 6534
Megalithic Portal: 35937
PMD: Fernworthy
ShortName: CX:Fernwthy
DPD page: 138
Notes: Lethbridge p.138
Nearby sites: SX65488412
Distance: 1.98km

Fernworthy Settlement

OS Map: SX 64800 83700
NMR record: SX 68 SW 26
HER record: 6731
Megalithic Portal: 10485
ShortName: ST:Fernworthy
Nearby sites: SX64808370
Distance: 1.23km

Fernworthy Cist

Fernworthy Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65498 84099
NMR record: SX 68 SE 93
HER record: 6719
Megalithic Portal: 35826
PMD: Fernworthy
Alternate name: Fernworthy 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Fernworth
Butler map: 35.15.2
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.13
DPD page: 138
Grinsell: LYD 23
Notes: Dixon #97. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.15.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.36 - row 2). Grinsell LYDFORD 23. Newman Barrow B. The remains of this cist are in the 6m diameter barrow at the N end of the Fernworthy S.E. stone row. The cist in the centre is represented by two stones set at right angles, 0.4m tall internally. Excavated by the Dartmoor Excavation Committee in 1898. A lot of burnt bone was found. DNP Post 6D.
Nearby sites: SX65508410
Distance: 1.97km

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65483 84101
NMR record: SX 68 SE 58
HER record: 14885
Megalithic Portal: 35827
Alternate name: Fernworthy 3 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:FernworthyS
Butler map: 35.15.3
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.14
Grinsell: LYD 21
Turner: F25
Notes: Turner F25. Newman Barrow A. Small turf-covered cairn at the northern end of the western double stone row south of Fernworthy stone circle forming part of the Froggymead ceremonial complex. It measures 6.5 metres in diameter and has a central hollow resulting from excavation in 1898. Two rings of orthostats, 7m and 5m diameter, around cairn 4.5m diameter and 0.2m high (Turner). It once had a retaining circle of small stones but only three were visible in 2013. DNP Post 2D.
Nearby sites: SX65488410
Distance: 1.96km

Fernworthy Barrow C Cairn

OS Map: SX 65485 84047
NMR record: SX 68 SE 93
HER record: 14887
Megalithic Portal: 35829
Alternate name: Fernworthy 4 Cairn
ShortName: CN:FernworthyC
Butler map: 35.15.4
Grinsell: LYD 22
Notes: Newman Barrow C.Cairn forming part of the cermonial complex at Froggymeade. Sitated at the southern end of the eastern stone row to the south of Fernworthy stone circle. It was excavated in 1898 but had previously been disturbed. Only one small flint flake was found.
Nearby sites: SX65498405
Distance: 1.93km

Fernworthy S.E. Stone Row

Fernworthy S.E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65490 84070
NMR record: SX 68 SE 93
HER record: 6556
Megalithic Portal: 10484
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 2
PMD: Fernworthy C Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Fernwthy SE
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 2. "Centred at SX 65518404 is a cairn. 45m to the N at SX 65508409 is a barrow containing the remains of a cist. Between the two are the very fragmented remains of an alleged double stone row running N to S parallel to another row (SX 68 SE 59) which leads towards Fernworthy Stone Circle. The row, barrow and cairn have all been comprehensively damaged by afforestation and the digging of the adjacent drainage channels. Seven stones survive of an alignment but there is little evidence that it was a double row. The barrow at the N end of the row measures up to 6m in diameter and is 0.4m high, although its shape is obscured by drainage channels. The cist in the centre is represented by two stones set at right angles, 0.4m tall internally. The cairn at the S end of the row measures 7.3m N to S by 8.5m and is 0.5m high. There is a large amount of surface stone on and around it." DNP Post 5D.
Nearby sites: SX65498407
Distance: 1.95km

Fernworthy S.W. Stone Row

Fernworthy S.W. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65479 84105
NMR record: SX 68 SE 59
HER record: 14886
Megalithic Portal: 1934
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 3
PMD: Fernworthy A Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 3 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Fernwthy SW
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 3. "A disturbed double stone row is centred SX 65488408. It is 21m long and is oriented N to S. At the N end is a cairn (SX 68 SE 58) offset slightly W of the alignment of the row. Beyond this to the N is Fernworthy Stone Circle (SX 68 SE 56). The S end of the row is not very well preserved. The plan of 1898 depicts it terminating at a stone in the face of a wall, although the wall has since been removed. The stones in the row average 0.5m to 0.6m tall and lie in an area of amorphous modern earthworks up to 0.3m deep." DNP Post 1D.
Nearby sites: SX65488411
Distance: 1.97km

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: 0.58km

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: 0.55km

Hemstone Rocks Platform Cairn Circle

Hemstone Rocks Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64856 83806
NMR record: SX 68 SW 26
HER record: 6730
Megalithic Portal: 45619
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.3 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.3
Grinsell: LYD 17b
Turner: E12
Notes: Turner E12. Next to Turner ring cairn D9. Grinsell Lydford 17b. "Remains of a cairn 8.0 metres diameter and up to 0.2 metres high to the north of the hut settlement. There are two pits cut into it, probably the result of work carried out by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1901." DNP Site 9F.
Nearby sites: SX64868381
Distance: 1.35km

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64852 83850
NMR record: SX 68 SW 26
HER record: 6729
Megalithic Portal: 45619
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.2 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.2
Grinsell: LYD 17a
Turner: D9
Notes: Turner D9. Butler Hemstone Rocks N. 1 - Vol. 2. Map 35.7. Central cist. Next to Turner Platform Circle E12. Grinsell Lydford 17a. There are 3 cairns in the vicinity and they are according to Newman [2013] impossible to match up with the old reports. These cairns were excavated by Baring-Gould in 1900. A flint flake was found in the cist. There is also a rectangular pit in this cairn which could be from the 1900 excavation. See also: MDV48854. DNP Site 8F
Nearby sites: SX64858385
Distance: 1.38km

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: 1.15km

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: 0.27km

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: 0.7km

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: 0.2km

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: 0.01km

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: 1.96km

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: 0km

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: 1.6km

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