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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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Scorhill Stone Circle

Scorhill Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65460 87398
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER record: 6122
Megalithic Portal: 540
PMD: Scorhill Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
DPD page: 146
Turner: G6
Notes: One of the most impressive stone circles on Dartmoor and one of the few that has not been restored. The circle consists of 23 granite slabs up to 2.5m high with a further 11 recumbent stones. The circle is not the largest in terms of diameter but it is the most striking circle on Dartmoor with some of the largest standing stones. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Scorhill Stone Circle and HER MDV6122
Nearby sites: SX65468740
Distance: 1.59km

Scorhill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65470 87200
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER record: -1
Megalithic Portal: 25238
PMD: Scorhill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
DPD page: 146
Notes: N. Teign. Claimed by Butler. Not mentioned on NMR or HER.
Nearby sites: SX65478720
Distance: 1.46km

Scorhill Circle Standing Stone

Scorhill Circle Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65460 87380
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER record: 6122
Megalithic Portal: 540
PMD: Scorhill Stone Circle
ShortName: SS:Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
DPD page: 146
Notes: Largest stone in the Scorhill Circle. In strict terms this would not typically be classified as a "standing stone" as it is a member of the stone circle. It is the largest stone in a Dartmoor stone circle at 8 feet 2 inches tall.
Nearby sites: SX65468738
Distance: 1.58km

Scorhill Leat Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65530 87260
NMR record: SX 68 NE 179
HER record: 6196
Megalithic Portal: 25238
Alternate name: Scorhill S.1 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Scor Leat
Butler map: 38.8.1
Turner: E25
Notes: Turner E25. "A platform circle; ring of kerb stones 4.5m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.45m high. Indication of a stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn (turner)." Entry added by PDW to correct/replace Butler 38.4.1
Nearby sites: SX65538726
Distance: 1.55km

Shovel Down Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65834 86194
NMR record: SX 68 NE 47
HER record: 29944
Megalithic Portal: 1259
PMD: Shovel Down Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Shovel Down
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Turner: G15
Notes: "The remains of an alleged stone circle lie on the gentle NE facing slope of Shovel Down 200m SW of Batworthy Corner. Three upright stones, between 0.3m and 0.75m high, are visible. The two close-set NE stones display smaller packing stones in the erosion hollows at their bases. The third stone is partly obscured by the bank of the South Hill Leat (SX 68 SW 97). It is possible that these stones constitute the remains of a stone circle however, no such feature is noted in the antiquarian records so it must remain a doubtful site". For a photo, see Megalithic Portal: Shovel Down NW stone circle. Lethbridge pp.139-145, diagram p.139.
Nearby sites: SX65838619
Distance: 1.47km

Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex

Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65970 85960
NMR record: SX 68 NE 16
HER record: -1
Megalithic Portal: 10387
PMD: Shovel Down
ShortName: CX:Shovel Down
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Notes: Ceremonial complex including multiple stone rows and a small stone circle. Lethbridge pp.139-145.
Nearby sites: SX65978596
Distance: 1.64km

Shovel Down Settlement

OS Map: SX 65800 85900
NMR record: SX 68 NE 41
HER record: 28157
Megalithic Portal: 10386
ShortName: ST:ShovelDown
Butler map: 36.4
Nearby sites: SX65808590
Distance: 1.48km

Shovel Down Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65994 85907
NMR record: SX 68 NE 34
HER record: 6182
Megalithic Portal: 28953
PMD: Shovel Down
Alternate name: Shoveldown Rows 4 Cist
ShortName: CT:Shovel Down
Butler map: 36.7
Butler Vol 5: p.223 & Fig.155
Grinsell: CHA 1
Notes: robbed cist no longer visible. Dixon #99. Butler Shoveldown Rows 4 Vol. 2. Map 36.7 (diagram Vol. 5. p.223). Grinsell CHAGFORD 1. The Shovel down double row C (Worth Row C, Butler Rows 4) terminates at its southern end in a cairn - the cist has been robbed from the cairn.
Nearby sites: SX65998591
Distance: 1.67km

Shovel Down Fourfold Cairn Circle

Shovel Down Fourfold Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65950 86010
NMR record: SX 68 NE 17
HER record: 6158
Megalithic Portal: 3464
PMD: Fourfold Circle
Alternate name: Fourfold Circle Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Shovel4Fold
Butler map: 36.7
DPD page: 143
Grinsell: GID 3
Turner: G31
Notes: Turner G31 - Multiple Stone Circle. "Fourfold Circle a sub-circular configuration of four apparently concentric stone rings. The outer ring has a diameter of 9m, the others have diameters of 6.4m, 4.7m and 2.4m respectively. The monument comprises 29 visible stones. Most are approximately 0.3m in height although they vary from 0.1-0.55m. The middle two rings define the bottom and top of the scarp of a small earthern cairn apparently an integral part of the monument. It is most pronounced on the E (downslope side). In the centre is a roughly sub-circular pit measuring 1.3m by 0.7m and 0.45m deep; it is probably the remains of a badly robbed cist. On the N side are two large fallen stones. When upright they may have served as a focal point for the end of the stone row " Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.
Nearby sites: SX65958601
Distance: 1.61km

Shovel Down Fourfold Circle Standing Stone

Shovel Down Fourfold Circle Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65960 86010
NMR record: SX 68 NE 17
HER record: 6158
Megalithic Portal: 3464
PMD: Fourfold circle
ShortName: SS:Shovel Down
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 143
Notes: "The south end [of the double row] is aligned on a cairn 'Fourfold Circle' (SX 68 NE 17) and separated from it by two massive fallen stones, one 'needle-shaped' and similar to the 'Longstone' (SX 68 NE 39), southern terminal of stone row 'E'."
Nearby sites: SX65968601
Distance: 1.62km

Shovel Down Long Stone Standing Stone

Shovel Down Long Stone Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 66032 85684
NMR record: SX 68 NE 39
HER record: 6149
Megalithic Portal: 10378
PMD: Shovel Down
ShortName: SS:Long Stone
Butler map: 36.6
Butler Vol 5: p.56 & Fig.34
DPD page: 140
Notes: The Long Stone has been used as a boundary stone but it appears to be the terminal stone for a Bronze Age stone row and it may be of a contemporary date. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Shoveldon Longstone
Nearby sites: SX66038568
Distance: 1.76km

Shoveldown A Stone Row

Shoveldown A Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65947 86029
NMR record: SX 68 NE 16
HER record: 6168
Megalithic Portal: 2130
The Stone Rows of GB: Shoveldown 3
PMD: Shovel Down E-F Stone Row
Alternate name: Shoveldown 3 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Shovel A
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Notes: Worth Row E, Butler Rows 3. ('A' SX 65898616 to SX 65938605).

Double row to the west of row B. Length 476 ft. Rows just over 4 ft apart but distance varies considerably along length. No special feature marks either end. Much robbed and single now along much of its length. Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.
Nearby sites: SX65958603
Distance: 1.61km

Shoveldown B Stone Row

Shoveldown B Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65955 86026
NMR record: SX 68 NE 16
HER record: 6171
Megalithic Portal: 2129
The Stone Rows of GB: Shoveldown 2
PMD: Shovel Down A-B Stone Row
Alternate name: Shoveldown 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Shovel B
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Notes: Worth Row A. Butler Rows 2.

('B' SX 65968615 to SX 65968601) Double row to the east. Length 596 ft. Rows 3 ft 6in apart. Row is near Batworthy enclosure and has been much robbed; now just 12 pairs of stones and 15 single. Spacing of stones along the rows is around 6 ft. Two fallen stones next to the circle are much the largest in the row; one is 11 ft 6in, in length. and the other 7ft 4 in. The southern end of the row terminates in the Fourfold Circle (SX 68 NE 17). Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.
Nearby sites: SX65968603
Distance: 1.62km

Shoveldown C Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 65998 85903
NMR record: SX 68 NE 16
HER record: 14875
Megalithic Portal: 2127
The Stone Rows of GB: Shoveldown 4
PMD: Shovel Down C-D Stone Row
Alternate name: Shoveldown 4 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Shovel C
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Notes: Worth Row C, Butler Rows 4.

"('C' SX 65948601 to SX 65998590) A double row, 380 feet long, with an average distance of five feet between the rows. Most of the pairs of stones are complete and the southern end terminates in a barrow (SX 68 NE 34). No special feature marks the northern end." Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.

"C: SX 65998592 to SX 65938602. A double row (83 stones visible July '78), with minor breaks; at 40 metres from the northern end it is overlain and mutilated by a reave and later hollow-way. The row terminates at the southern end on a cairn with the remains of a cist (SX 68 NE 34). The apparent north-westward extension as a single stone row, is a denuded probable Bronze Age reave (SX 68 NE 63)."
Nearby sites: SX66008590
Distance: 1.68km

Shoveldown D-G-H-J Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 66049 85707
NMR record: SX 68 NE 16
HER record: 6181
Megalithic Portal: 2128
The Stone Rows of GB: Shoveldown 1
PMD: Shovel Down H-K Stone Row
Alternate name: Shoveldown 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Shovel DGHJ
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Notes: Worth Row H, Butler Row 1. This row is considered to be one long partially robbed row - previously listed as four separate rows:-

"D: SX 66028583 to SX 66048568. A single row (47 stones visible July '78) 149.0m long, with no terminal features; it curves slightly to the south west Worth (2) extends it as a reave for a further 50.0m to the north but this extension is straight, on a different alignment, and almost certainly a separate row (see G)."

"G: SX 66008591 to SX 66028585. A single row (25 stones visible July '78), 60.0m long; two gaps (? stone robbing) of 6.0m & 8.0m occur towards the north end. The north penultimate stone (now recumbent) is of much larger slab-like proportions and may have originally served as a blocking-stone."

"H: SX 65998599 to SX 65998595. A single row (24 stones visible July '78), 51.0m long with three gaps of from 5.0m to 8.0m recorded by Pettit (3), but not Worth (2)."

"J: SX 65978625 to SX 65988603. A single row (46 stones visible July '78), 228.0m long, there are no special terminal features. Many gaps of from 3.0m to 47.0m occur throughout the entire length of the row. The southern end has probably been overlain by a later reave (SX 68 NE 63). The northern end most probably extended further northward, and it would appear to have been destroyed by a mining 'rake' of circa 19th century date, and stone robbing? for the nearby Batworthy enclosure walls."
Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.
Nearby sites: SX66058571
Distance: 1.77km

Shoveldown E-F Stone Row

Shoveldown E-F Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 66017 85840
NMR record: SX 68 NE 16
HER record: 6179
Megalithic Portal: 2126
The Stone Rows of GB: Shoveldown 5
PMD: Shovel Down G Stone Row
Alternate name: Shoveldown 5 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Shovel E-F
Butler map: 36.6
DPD page: 139
Notes: Worth Row G, Butler Rows 5 & 6

('E')SX 66028581 to SX 66028567) A double row, 485 feet long with 3 1/4 feet between the rows which run almost due north and south, and terminates in a standing stone known as the Longstone (SX 68 NE 39). Fairly complete at the northern end but more ragged towards the south.

('F' SX66028567 to SX 66038549) A double row continuing on almost the same alignment as ('E'), 555 feet long and terminating in a single standing stone, the sole survivor of the Three Boys (SX 68 NE 40). Only a few set stones survive but Ormerod (a) states that in 1858 the pits left by the removal of the other stones of the double row could still be seen.

Lethbridge 139-145, diagram p.139.
Nearby sites: SX66028584
Distance: 1.71km

Shoveldown N.W. 5 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Shovel Down Ceremonial Complex
OS Map: SX 64389 86247
NMR record: SX 68 NW 14
HER record: 4394
Megalithic Portal: 45782
PMD: Stonetor Hill
Alternate name: Shoveldown N.W.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Shovel NW5
Butler map: 37.5.1
Butler Vol 5: p.202 & Fig.145
Grinsell: GID 1
Notes: GID 1? Butler Shoveldown N.W.1. - Vol. 2. Map 37.5. (diagram Vol. 5. p.202). Grinsell GIDLEIGH 1 - Stonetor Hill(W). "The remains of a Bronze age cairn and cist which form part of a cairn cemetery on Long Ridge, known locally as Langridge, overlooking the valley of the River North Teign. The cairn has a circular mound which measures 5.2 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. The cist measures 0.83 metres square by up to 0.47 metres deep. The capstone, which once covered the cist, now lies 0.7 metres NNW of the cist."
Nearby sites: SX64398625
Distance: 0.03km

Stonetor Brookhead E. Cist

OS Map: SX 65270 85630
NMR record: SX 68 NE 75
HER record: 13023
Megalithic Portal: 45807
PMD: Stonetor Brook Head
Alternate name: Stonetor Brookhead E.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Stonetor E
Butler map: 37.2.2
Butler Vol 5: p.201 & Fig.144
DPD page: 133
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 37.2 (diagram Vol 5 p.201). "A mutilated cist situated amongst peat cuttings on the moderate W slope of shovel Down. Only the N endstone, 0.6m long, remains in situ on the edge of a hollow 1.1m N-S by 0.9m and 0.2m deep. An irregular slab 0.15m thick, probably the disturbed coverstone, lies propped up on the endstone. There is no trace of a covering cairn". Lethbridge diagram p.133 and photo top p.133.
Nearby sites: SX65278563
Distance: 1.1km

Stonetor Hill Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65250 85470
NMR record: SX 68 NE 115
HER record: 54535
Megalithic Portal: 3478
Alternate name: Stonetor Hill (HER 54535) Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Stonetor
DPD page: 133
Turner: G12
Notes: Dubious site. Possibly site listed as Stone Circle G12 by Turner. "Two upright slabs situated in the shallow valley bottom above the headmire of the E arm of the Stonetor Brook. The slabs, 1.2m high, are positioned in line 1.0m apart and lie on the boundary of Gidleigh Parish and the Forest of Dartmoor, now Dartmoor Forest parish. The N face of the E stone has the letters 'GP' (Gidleigh parish). The S face is lichen covered. A deep water filled erosion hollow lies on the N side of these stones". For a photo of this site, see Boundary stone on Stonetor Hill
Nearby sites: SX65258547
Distance: 1.18km

Stonetor Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65200 85360
NMR record: SX 68 NE 110
HER record: 48856
Megalithic Portal: 3478
Alternate name: Stonetor Hill (HER 48856) Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Stonetor
DPD page: 133
Turner: A3
Notes: Turner A3. Possible pound? "The feature consists of a sub-circular earthern bank 25m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height. It is best preserved on the North side where the bank is well defined, flat topped and has a plan width of about 4.0m On the South side the bank has been spread and flattened but still survives to 0.5m in height as a prominent outward-facing scarp, where the natural ground surface falls away from the enclsure. There is no entrance through the bank."
Nearby sites: SX65208536
Distance: 1.22km

Thornworthy Corner (N) Cist

OS Map: SX 66120 85470
NMR record: SX 68 NE 42
HER record: 6183
Megalithic Portal: 45776
PMD: Downhill from Three Boys
Alternate name: Thornworthy Corner N. Cist
ShortName: CT:Thornwort N
Butler map: 36.7
Grinsell: CHA 2
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 36.7. Grinsell CHAGFORD 2 (Shovel Down, E of Three Boys).
Nearby sites: SX66128547
Distance: 1.93km

Three Boys Standing Stone

OS Map: SX 66020 85490
NMR record: SX 68 NE 40
HER record: 6180
Megalithic Portal: 10369
The Stone Rows of GB: Shoveldown 6
PMD: Three Boys
ShortName: SS:Three Boys
Butler map: 36.6
Notes: Terminal for stone row - one of 3 stones
Nearby sites: SX66028549
Distance: 1.83km

Page last updated 30/06/17