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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

Childe's Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62577 70300
NMR record: SX 67 SW 31
HER record: 48907
Megalithic Portal: 15211
PMD: Childe's Tomb
ShortName: CT:ChildesTomb
Butler map: 64.4
DPD page: 94
Grinsell: LYD 96
Turner: E33
Notes: Turner E33. Dixon #94. Butler Vol. 4. Map 64.4 (diagram p.220). Grinsell LYDFORD 96. "A much disturbed cairn, 9m in diameter and 0.3m high with a modern 'kerb' of blocks and slabs, 5.8m in diameter and 0.5m high, set upon the mound. At the centre is a well built cist 1.4m long, 0.5m wide and 0.6m deep. Over this is a two tier pedestal of eight well trimmed blocks, of three different lengths; a further half buried block lies S of the monument. Upon this is a replacement socket stone and cross, cut at Holne in 1885". Lethbridge diagram p.93, photo p.94.
Nearby sites: SX62587030
Distance: 1.65km

Down Ridge Stone Circle

Down Ridge Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 65515 72084
NMR record: SX 67 SE 64
HER record: 6400
Megalithic Portal: 863
PMD: Down Ridge Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:DownRidge
DPD page: 92
Turner: G9
Notes: Also known as Hexworthy Circle. "situated on a gentle north facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Dart. The stone circle measures 25 meters in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs, standing up to 1.45 meters high, which are confined to its south western sector. A further six recumbent stones lie where they have fallen. The stone circle was partially excavated in 1904 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee and their work revealed the original ground surface covered with charcoal. An associated outlying standing stone is located 85 meters south-east of the stone circle and survives as a triangular shaped block up to 0.86 meters high." [HER MDV6400]. For photos of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Down Ridge - Stone Circle
Nearby sites: SX65527208
Distance: 1.98km

Fox Tor Newtake, North Cist

OS Map: SX 62861 71178
NMR record: SX 67 SW 33
HER record: 6303
Megalithic Portal: 45677
PMD: Ter Hill N.
Alternate name: Ter Hill N.W.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:FoxTorNew N
Butler map: 64.3.1
DPD page: 93
Grinsell: LYD 97
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Dixon #19. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Ter Hill N.W. 1 - Vol. 4. Map 64.3 (diagram p. 219). Grinsell LYDFORD 97. "The cist is 0.6m deep and 1.2m long, the NW end is 0.4m wide and SE end 0.6m wide; the NW end-slab, said by Burnard (1905)to be wedged in the bottom cannot be seen. The coverstone, resting on the NE side, is 1.6m by 1.3m at its extremeties". Lethbridge diagram (Cist A) and photo p.93.
Nearby sites: SX62867118
Distance: 1.46km

Fox Tor Newtake, South Cist

OS Map: SX 62864 70964
NMR record: SX 67 SW 32
HER record: 6279
Megalithic Portal: 45678
PMD: Ter Hill S.
Alternate name: Ter Hill N.W.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:FoxTorNew S
Butler map: 64.3.2
DPD page: 94
Grinsell: LYD 98
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Dixon #20. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Ter Hill N.W. 2 - Vol. 4. Map 64.3 (diagram p.219). Grinsell LYDFORD 98. "The turf-covered cairn is, at maximum, 3.9m in diameter and 0.3m in height. The cist, oriented NW/SE, is approximately 1.3m by 0.55m, and 0.75m deep, and now almost hidden by the SW side stone which has fallen inwards. The NE end stone is not evident but an 0.7m high upright granite post retains part of the mound on this NE side. There is no trace of the coverstone". Lethbridge diagram p.93 (Cist B), top photos p.94.
Nearby sites: SX62867096
Distance: 1.39km

Joan Ford's Newtake Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63033 72172
NMR record: SX 67 SW 26
HER record: 6261
Megalithic Portal: 3296
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake 2 Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Joan Fords
Butler map: 63.3.2
Grinsell: LYD 91
Turner: G22
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G22. Bar Rep 30. "A stone circle with six identifiable erect or leaning stones. One forms the E post of the gateway, the west post, 7ft high, stands outside the circumference. It is because of its small diameter, without doubt a retaining circle; any internal features such as a central hollow or possible kistvean have been obliterated by the wall builders."
Nearby sites: SX63037217
Distance: 1.96km

Joan Ford's Newtake Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63143 72168
NMR record: SX 67 SW 27
HER record: 6260
Megalithic Portal: 3295
PMD: Joan Ford's Newtake
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake 1 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Joan Fords
Butler map: 63.3.1
DPD page: 99
Grinsell: LYD 92
Turner: B7
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: Turner B7. Dixon #28. Bar Rep. 30. Butler Joan Ford's Newtake 1 - Vol. 4. Map 63.3 (diagram p.214). Grinsell LYDFORD 92. "A low kerb within the disturbed fringes of the mound is 8.7m in diameter with more or less continuous upright slabs and boulders 0.3m to 0.6m high. A dry stone newtake wall crosses the N side and overlies part of the kerb. A well-preserved cist, oriented NW-SE, is internally 1.0m long, 0.5m to 0.65m wide and up to 0.7m deep. The coverstone leans against the SE side of the cist and measures 1.35m by 1.0m by 0.2." Lethbridge diagram p.99, photo bottom p.99.
Nearby sites: SX63147217
Distance: 1.89km

Skir Hill (Henroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65092 70684
NMR record: SX 67 SE 62
HER record: 6507
Megalithic Portal: 45676
PMD: Skir Hill
Alternate name: Skir Hill Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Skir Hill
Butler map: 61.8
DPD page: 92
Grinsell: LYD 102
Turner: D18
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Turner D18. Dixon #18. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Vol. 4. Map 61.8 (diagram p.203). Grinsell LYDFORD 102. "A Bronze Age cairn containing a cist located on the north east facing slope of Skir Hill 590 metres south of Skir Ford. The cairn survives as a 4.1 diameter ring of edge set slabs up to 0.5 metres high. The cist is situated slightly west of the cairns centre and survives as a 0.82 metres long by 0.52 metres wide and 0.82 metres deep stone lined pit." Formerly listed as being at SX 6517 7075 (as per literature). Dave Martin reports it is actually located at SX 65092 70684.
Nearby sites: SX65097068
Distance: 0.89km

Page last updated 30/06/17