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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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Beacon Plain A Standing Stone

Beacon Plain A Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65839 59189
NMR record: SX 65 NE 19
HER record: 2888
Megalithic Portal: 44532
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterdon East
PMD: Beacon Plain
ShortName: SS:BeaconPlain
Butler map: 53.8
Butler Vol 5: p.216 & Fig.150
DPD page: 79
Notes: "One of two large granite blocks situated some 500 meters east of Hangershell Rocks. May be fallen standing stones or stones brought to the site but never erected. This western stone lies 55 meters from the other and tapers towards its northern end. Between the two are traces of two other stones, and the fact that they form a straight line lends weight to the argument that they are fallen menhirs. This western stone was excavated in august 1968, and groups of small stones were found at the broad end and along the w side as if to receive the stone when it was erected." For more on that see coverage on the SRGB and on PMD. See also HER record MDV2883.
Nearby sites: SX65845919
Distance: 1.09km

Beacon Plain B Standing Stone

Beacon Plain B Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65887 59210
NMR record: SX 65 NE 19
HER record: 2883
Megalithic Portal: 44532
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterdon East
PMD: Beacon Plain
ShortName: SS:Beacon Pl2
Butler map: 53.8
Butler Vol 5: p.216 & Fig.150
DPD page: 79
Notes: "There are two possible menhirs, on Beacon Plain, 500 yards east of Hangershell Rock. The more easterly stone measures 18 feet 4 inches in length. The other stone lies 57 yards away on a bearing 26 degrees south of west. It is 18 feet in length, 5 feet 6 inches wide at one end, and tapers to a blunt point. The stones are completely isolated on a grass moor, and have none of the characteristics of surface boulders. If they were menhirs they are the largest known on Dartmoor." There are suggestions these two stones are ends of a short stone row with a smaller stone in between. For more on that see coverage on the SRGB and on PMD. See also HER record MDV2888.
Nearby sites: SX65895921
Distance: 1.13km

Burford Down Standing Stone

Burford Down Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63703 60687
NMR record: SX 66 SW 57
HER record: 4333
Megalithic Portal: 1463
PMD: Burford Down Stone Row
ShortName: SS:BurfordDown
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Notes: "The alleged blocking stone noted by Parsons measures 2.7m by 1.0m and has been split by drilling." TDA Vol. 85 (1953) pp. 145-147 (Hamlyn Parsons).
Nearby sites: SX63706069
Distance: 1.62km

Burford Down Stone Row

Burford Down Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63695 60165
NMR record: SX 66 SW 57
HER record: 4333
Megalithic Portal: 1463
The Stone Rows of GB: Burford Down
PMD: Burford Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Burford Dn
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Notes: "This single stone row on a slight north slope extends from a crest at 260m OD to a col at 255m OD. It can be traced from its south terminal, marked by a cairn, at SX 63706017 for 336m, bearing 1o, to a possible blocking stone at SX 63706051 and of different character for a further 120m to SX63706062. The recumbent stone, considered ... to be the north terminal lies yet a further 47m distant at SX 63706067." See also: Sea Views at Burford Down
Nearby sites: SX63706017
Distance: 1.29km

Burford Down Encircled Cairn

Burford Down Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63700 60170
NMR record: SX 66 SW 57
HER record: 4257
Megalithic Portal: 719
PMD: Burford Down Stone Row
Alternate name: Burford Down stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:BurfordDown
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Grinsell: HAR 5
Turner: F10
Barrow Report: 14
Notes: "The south terminal cairn, 9.0m diameter and 0.6m high, has a central depression, about 2.5m diameter and 0.4m deep, and is edged by 3 upright and 2 fallen orthostats, average 0.7m by 0.2m and up to 0.9m high, the remains of a retaining circle or peristalith."
Nearby sites: SX63706017
Distance: 1.29km

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Burford Down (Tristis Rock) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Burford Down stone row and cairns
OS Map: SX 63780 60160
NMR record: SX 66 SW 59
HER record: 4258
Megalithic Portal: 45689
PMD: Tristis Rock
Alternate name: Tristis Rock Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:TristisRock
Butler map: 54.17
DPD page: 70
Grinsell: HAR 6
Turner: E22
Barrow Report: 14 40
Notes: Turner E22. Dixon #42. Bar Rep. 40. Butler Tristis Rock - Vol. 4. Map 54.17 (p.60 diagram of Tristis Rock cairn p.59). Grinsell HARFORD 6. "retaining circle of a barrow, internal diameter between 16 and 17 feet and consisting of twelve stones which enclose the remaining south side stone of a cist. The overall length of the side stone is 4 feet 6 inches, the internal length of the cist would not have been more than 3 feet".
Nearby sites: SX63786016
Distance: 1.21km

Butter Brook Standing Stone

Butter Brook Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64747 59301
NMR record: SX 65 NW 37
HER record: 13095
Megalithic Portal: 45565
PMD: Butterbrook Standing Stone
Alternate name: Butterbrook Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Butter Br
Notes: A standing-stone, possibly prehistoric, near Butter Brook (near Harford) is 2.03m long and has a standing height of 1.77m. The stone is located towards the north of the eastern side of the plantation around Butterbrook reservoir. The stone is easy to approach from the dry ground to the south but just beyond the stone to the north is marshland. [Entry no. 70 in An archaeological check-list for Harford, Devon Archaeological Society/DCRA publications no. 11 (1982)]
Nearby sites: SX64755930
Distance: 0.21km

Butter Brook N Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65200 59900
NMR record: SX 65 NE 71
HER record: 13166
Megalithic Portal: 1970
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterbrook 2
PMD: Butter Brook 2 Stone Row
Alternate name: Butterbrook 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Butter Br N
DPD page: 78
Notes: Continued notes from Butter Brook S. "At 73 metres from the terminal there is a single orthostat 0.5 metre high, standing 3.25 metres off centre south from the projection of the rows, at the edge of a small clitter of broken stones. A third row, irregularly spaced and not showing much above ground,
meets the double section of the rows at an angle of about 10o on the north-west side, extending westward to about level with the terminal. Visual projection east-ward along the third row appears to be in line with the orthostat". Lethbridge 78 Rows 4/5 diagram p.77. Formerly listed as Butter Brook 2.
Nearby sites: SX65205990
Distance: 0.57km

Butter Brook S Stone Row

Butter Brook S Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 65100 59900
NMR record: SX 65 NE 71
HER record: 13166
Megalithic Portal: 1971
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterbrook 1
PMD: Butter Brook 1 Stone Row
Alternate name: Butterbrook 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Butter Br S
DPD page: 78
Notes: "A stone row about 42 metres long is situated on south sloping ground at SX 65145995, just north of the marshy Butterbrook valley. It is aligned south south west/north north east, and terminates at the south end in a hollow-centred ring of turf and stones of 2.5 metres diameter east/west, 3.2 metres north/south. The first stone in the row is 10.35 metres from the centre of the terminal, thereafter the spacing becomes about 3 metres. The maximum height of the stones is 0.67 metre. The row becomes double for about 12.5 metres (four to five pairs of stones), with a distance of 0.4 to 0.5 metre between rows, after which only the second row appears to continue." Lethbridge p.78 Rows 4/5 diagram p.77. Formerly listed as Butter Brook 1
Nearby sites: SX65105990
Distance: 0.5km

Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb

Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66012 58573
NMR record: SX 65 NE 4
HER record: 2886
Megalithic Portal: 31698
PMD: Butterdon Long Cairn
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill chambered cairn Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.15
Butler Vol 5: p.155
Grinsell: A:UGB 2
Notes: "The mound is situated on a slight south-east slope at 1050 ft O.D. It is 25 metres long, orientated north-south, is 16.0 metres wide and 0.9 metre high at the north end and 10.0 metres wide and 0.7 metre high at the south end. There are no visible side ditches. The construction is of earth and small stones but extensive pillaging and/or excavation has exposed a number of large upright and some displaced stones. The mound is certainly a long barrow."
Nearby sites: SX66015857
Distance: 1.53km

Butterdon Hill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65629 58814
NMR record: SX 65 NE 17
HER record: 2988
Megalithic Portal: 556
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterdon Hill
PMD: Butterdon Stone Row
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill Row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Butterdon
DPD page: 77
Notes: "The northern part of the Butterdon stone row has been surveyed from Hangershell Rocks cairn at SX 65645941 to Hobajons Cross at SX 65506045." and "For the 1050m of this part the majority of the several hundred stones are from 0.1m to 0.4m high and form an irregular line. There is a gap of 70.0m on the north side of Hangershell but otherwise the row is fairly continuous. The area is not entirely free of natural surface stones and while some can be immediately discounted occasionally there is a short double or triple row where all the stones are alike and these which formed the original row cannot now be determined. Barely two dozen stones are 0.5m high or higher, Hobajons Cross at 1.2m being the highest. It is possible that this was at some stage a terminal stone since it appears to have cup marks on the south face and the extension onwards, to the Longstone, is on an entirely different alignment." Lethbridge Row 1 diagram p.77.
Nearby sites: SX65635881
Distance: 1.08km

Butterdon Hill Cist

Butterdon Hill Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65801 59321
NMR record: SX 65 NE 21
HER record: 2887
Megalithic Portal: 45752
PMD: Butterdon Hill
Alternate name: Butterdon Ridge N.E. Cist
ShortName: CT:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8.3
Butler Vol 5: p.59 & Fig.38
DPD page: 79
Grinsell: UGB 16
Barrow Report: 61
Notes: Dixon #88. Bar Rep. 61. Butler Butterdon Ridge N.E. - Vol. 4. Map 53.8.3 (p.25 general plan of Butterdon rows and cairns p.24). Grinsell UGBOROUGH 16. "The western side stone and the two end stones are still standing, but the other side stone and the cover stone are missing. The cist measures 23 inches by 15 inches"... "no sign whatever of a mound, and the cist may have been freestanding". Lethbridge p.79 East of Hangershell Rock diagram p.77
Nearby sites: SX65805932
Distance: 1.02km

Butterdon Hill Cairn

OS Map: SX 65601 58766
NMR record: SX 65 NE 26
HER record: 2895
Megalithic Portal: 10002
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill Summit 5 Cairn
ShortName: CN:Butterdon H
Butler map: 53.9.5
Butler Vol 5: p.160
Grinsell: HAR 17
Notes: "The northernmost of several cairns near the summit of Butterdon Hill lies approximately 200 feet south-south-east (sic) from the retaining circle at the end of the stone row (SX 65 NE 17). There are clear remains of a marginal wall on the eastern circumference
of this cairn; whether it is an original feature is not known but there is no apparent reason why it should have been added later. A large cairn, 27 metres in diameter, 3.3 metres high. The barrow has an apparent berm, but this may not have been an original
characteristic."

Nearby sites: SX65605877
Distance: 1.08km

Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65634 58816
NMR record: SX 65 NE 66
HER record: 2897
Megalithic Portal: 722
PMD: Butterdon Row
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8.1
DPD page: 78
Grinsell: HAR 16
Turner: F8
Notes: Turner F8. A low cairn within a retaining circle of stones is situated at SX65635881, at the south end of the Butterdon stone row (SX 65 NE 17), with which it is associated. The circle is 11 metres in diameter, and consists of twelve stones, all now recumbent, although when Worth wrote in 1941, one was erect and three were leaning. Some of the stones are unusually large. The cairn is 9 metres in diameter by 0.3 metre high, with a hollow in the centre. Radcliffe reports: Mike Brown says the row "terminates in a small kistvaen" at its southern end. Hemery says the cist "has been removed". Lethbridge p.78 Row 1 diagram p.77.
Nearby sites: SX65635882
Distance: 1.07km

Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb

Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb
OS Map: SX 65963 58195
NMR record: SX 65 NE 34
HER record: 2885
Megalithic Portal: 31700
PMD: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Cuckoo Ball chambered cairn Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Cuckoo Ball
Butler map: 53.15
Butler Vol 5: p.155
DPD page: 80
Grinsell: A:UGB 1
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: Grinsell UGBOROUGH 1. "The remains of a long cairn and burial chamber on a hill-slope at Cuckoo Ball. The cairn, which was probably robbed for newtake walls to the west and north, is 23 metres long by 12 metres wide, aligned north/south, and is 0.7 metre high at the north. The burial chamber is at the north end."
Nearby sites: SX65965820
Distance: 1.74km

Glasscombe Ball N. Stone Row

Glasscombe Ball N. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65733 60429
NMR record: SX 66 SE 59
HER record: 5659
Megalithic Portal: 1952
The Stone Rows of GB: Glasscombe Ball North
PMD: Glasscombe Ball Stone Row
Alternate name: Glasscombe Ball N Stone Row
ShortName: SR:GlassBall N
DPD page: 78
Notes: "A single stone row on the northern verge of Glasscombe Ball lies a little west of north from the row near Spurrell's Cross (SX 65 NE 16) and about a third of a mile from it" ... "A stone row extending between two cairns. The north-east cairn is 0.6m high and is now elongated north-west to south-east to 6.0m. by 4.0m, and is turf-covered. The south-west cairn, 4.0m. in diameter and 0.8m. high is of close-packed stones and turf-covered." Lethbridge p.78, diagram p.77 Row 2
Nearby sites: SX65736043
Distance: 1.32km

Glasscombe Corner Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 66100 60802
NMR record: SX 66 SE 49
HER record: 49561
Megalithic Portal: 1951
PMD: Glasscombe Corner Stone Row
Alternate name: Glasscombe Corner stone row Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Glasscombe
Butler map: 56.12
Grinsell: UGB 5
Turner: G28
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G28. Lower end of stone row. "A stone row, 300 yds S 41o W from Glasscombe Corner. The southern 368 feet are a double row and the northern 212 feet 6 inches a single row. The northern part has lost no stones and the change from double to single is abrupt and complete. At the S.W. end are the remains of a cairn and at the NE. end is a retaining circle with many of the stones fallen. It would appear thus that there was a grave at either end of the row. "
Nearby sites: SX66106080
Distance: 1.84km

Glasscombe Corner Stone Row

Glasscombe Corner Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65997 60748
NMR record: SX 66 SE 49
HER record: 5661
Megalithic Portal: 3254
The Stone Rows of GB: Glasscombe Corner
PMD: Glasscombe Corner Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Glasscombe
DPD page: 81
Notes: "A stone row partly double and partly single ending on the remains of a cairn circle. The length of the double row is 111.0m. and of the single row 61.0m, the total length to the centre of the cairn circle being 177.0m". Lethbridge Avon Valley stone row pp.81-82, diagram p.81.
Nearby sites: SX66006075
Distance: 1.73km

Hangershell Rock (East of) Cairn

OS Map: SX 65665 59405
NMR record: SX 65 NE 20
HER record: 3124
Megalithic Portal: 4615
Alternate name: Butterdon Ridge N. Cairn
ShortName: CN:Hangershell
Butler map: 53.8.2
Grinsell: UGB 15
Notes: East of hangershell rock large cairn with hollow centre. Diameter 17m, height 1.2m.
Nearby sites: SX65675941
Distance: 0.87km

Harford Gate Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64497 59676
NMR record: SX 65 NW 32
HER record: 42776
Megalithic Portal: 3281
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.9 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:HarfordGate
Butler map: 53.11.9
Grinsell: HAR 26
Turner: F3
Notes: Turner F3. "This cairn occupies a prominent position on the brow of a hill and is one of two north-west of Harford Moor Gate. Measures 13 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height, it is turf-covered and has a retaining kerb."
Nearby sites: SX64505968
Distance: 0.35km

Harford Moor Settlement

Harford Moor Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64450 59310
NMR record: SX 65 NW 2
HER record: 2849
Megalithic Portal: 23440
ShortName: ST:HarfordMoor
Notes: On the western side of Harford Moor reservoir.
Nearby sites: SX64455931
Distance: 0.4km

Lower Glasscombe Cist

Lower Glasscombe Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66506 60502
NMR record: SX 66 SE 74
HER record: 5652
Megalithic Portal: 45761
PMD: Lower Glasscombe
Alternate name: Glaze Meet Cist
ShortName: CT:Lower Glass
Butler map: 56.3
DPD page: 81
Grinsell: UGB 11
Barrow Report: 72
Notes: Dixon #106. Bar Rep. 72. Butler Glaze Meet - Vol. 4. Map 56.3 (diagram p.85). Grinsell UGBOROUGH 11. "There is a very slight trace of a mound and scattered rocks indicate the remains of a cairn ... Only one sidestone and one endstone now remain with the coverstone lying 11 feet away to the south-east. Overall dimensions of the coverstone are 49 inches by 24 inches". Lethbridge Scad Brook cist p.81
Nearby sites: SX66516050
Distance: 1.98km

Lower Piles Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64370 60480
NMR record: SX 66 SW 53
HER record: 4354
Megalithic Portal: 45580
ShortName: ES:Lower Piles
Notes: "Within the newtake known as lower piles. A group of seven huts near the south east corner of the enclosed land. All now composed of fairly small stones the walls appearing as thick banks of stone and turf, not high, but spreading to a width of 1.8m or more. The diameters vary from c 9.20 to c 12.20m outside measurements. Only one hut has a well defined entrance, this is on the south east side of the circle."
Nearby sites: SX64376048
Distance: 1.07km

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Lower Piles Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64541 60262
NMR record: SX 66 SW 55
HER record: 4256
Megalithic Portal: 1108
PMD: Lower Piles
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.15 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Lower Piles
Butler map: 53.11.15
DPD page: 76
Grinsell: HAR 8
Turner: D13
Barrow Report: 37 62
Notes: Turner D13. Dixon #38. Bar Rep 36. Butler Piles Hill S.W. - Vol. 4. Map 53.11.15 (p.33 diagram of cist & plan of cairns on Piles Hill p.30). Grinsell HARFORD 8. "A cist with a retaining circle, diameter 14 to 15 feet, of which seven stones still remain, lies about 150 yds south of the south east angle of Lower Piles enclosure. The cist measures 3 feet 7 inches in length by 1 foot 4 inches wide at the south-eastern end and 2 feet wide at the north western. The present depth is from 2 feet 9 inches to 3 feet. The cover-stone and the north-western end-stone are missing." Letchfield diagram p.76
Nearby sites: SX64546026
Distance: 0.8km

Piles Hill Standing Stone

Piles Hill Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Double Stone Row & Cairns
OS Map: SX 65430 60740
NMR record: SX 66 SE 50
HER record: 5653
Megalithic Portal: 10003
PMD: Piles Hill Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Piles Hill
Butler map: 53.8
DPD page: 77
Notes: The fallen menhir on Piles Hill: "The 'Longstone' is a block of very coarse-grained pinkish granite. It is now 2.5m long and of rough rectangular section tapering from a base formerly about 0.4m. by 0.7m. which has been squared and snapped by drilling. The stone lies in a northwest to southeast direction. To its northeast side there is a boundary stone erected in 1803 and shaped by drilling. It is of identical stone and appears to have been fashioned from the 'Longstone' which would therefore have originally been some 4.5m long." Lethbridge p.77
Nearby sites: SX65436074
Distance: 1.39km

Piles Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65334 60849
NMR record: SX 66 SE 51
HER record: 5763
Megalithic Portal: 10030
Alternate name: Piles Hill Summit Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Piles Hill
Butler map: 54.19
Butler Vol 5: p.162 & Fig.103
Grinsell: HAR 12
Turner: A53
Notes: Turner A53. Bell cairn of Wessex type. "Cairn on piles hill. An unusual monument, the equivalent of a bell barrow in stone. Cairn (diam 17.8m, heig 1.37m), berm(widt 3.05m), stone circle (diam 2.1m, heig 457mm)vis=12/4/1950 (os). Cairn with bell disc features. Slight hollow in the centre of the tump (mound), otherwise in good condition. No distinct outer bank could be found, but the berm and central tump were quite evident. "
Nearby sites: SX65336085
Distance: 1.45km

Piles Hill Stone Row

Piles Hill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Double Stone Row & Cairns
OS Map: SX 65016 61113
NMR record: SX 66 SE 86
HER record: 5662
Megalithic Portal: 2080
The Stone Rows of GB: Piles Hill
PMD: Piles Hill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Piles Hill
DPD page: 74
Notes: "The double stone row formed by 139 stones, 7 of which lean; the others are either stumps with drill marks, cleanly snapped off stones, or recumbent posts, whole or split by drilling. Some 30 stones exceed 2.0m. in length with a maximum of 3.0m. A few take the form of slabs or boulders but the majority are of post-type up to 0.6m. square in section, with an angled top created by a single 'chamfer'. The rows in the main alignment are from 21.0m. to 30.0m. apart and within them the gaps between stones vary from 3.0m. to 30.0m. At each end the rows are close, 12.0m. to 17.0m. apart with fewer large gaps between stones". Lethbridge pp.74-6, diagram p.74.
Nearby sites: SX65026111
Distance: 1.62km

Scad Brook Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 66680 59980
NMR record: SX 65 NE 14
HER record: 2913
Megalithic Portal: 45573
ShortName: ES:Scad Brook
DPD page: 81
Notes: Sub-circular enclosure approximately 1.25 hectares in area containing eleven hut circles ranging from 3.5 metres to 10 metres in diameter, with entrances facing south-east and many of the walls standing up to a metre high. The most complete hut has been excavated and re-instated with walls faced with orthostats and an entrance with jambs. Lethbridge p.81
Nearby sites: SX66685998
Distance: 1.94km

Spurrell's Cross Stone Row

Spurrell's Cross Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65846 59856
NMR record: SX 65 NE 16
HER record: 2890
Megalithic Portal: 2137
The Stone Rows of GB: Spurrells Cross
PMD: Spurrells Cross Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Spurrells X
DPD page: 78
Notes: "The row has apparently been double, but since only seven stones still stand, which together with six sunken stones form the fixed points now determinable, it is difficult to ascertain the original spacing. The lines were probably about 3 feet 6 inches apart and the spacing between the stones about 3 feet. The length of the row is 370 feet as measured from the centre of the cairn and the direction of length is N 20o W. The largest standing stone is 2 feet in height. The cairn, at the south end of the row is 50 feet in diameter with only two stones remaining of the retaining circle". Lethbridge p.78, diagram p.77 Row 3
Nearby sites: SX65855986
Distance: 1.11km

Spurrells Cross Encircled Cairn

Spurrells Cross Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65858 59864
NMR record: SX 65 NE 16
HER record: 2891
Megalithic Portal: 1273
PMD: Spurrell's Cross Stone Row
Alternate name: Spurrell's cross stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Spurrells X
Butler map: 53.10
Grinsell: UGB 12
Turner: F9
Notes: Turner F9. Cairn at SX 65855985, 12 metres in diameter by 0.4 metres high, with two stones of retaining circle, from which double stone row descends to north north west. Photo is of Spurrells Cross.
Nearby sites: SX65865986
Distance: 1.12km

Weatherdon Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65160 58890
NMR record: SX 65 NE 63
HER record: 13165
Megalithic Portal: 45835
Alternate name: Wetherdon Hill 20 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Weatherdon
Butler map: 53.9.20
Grinsell: HAR 14a
Turner: A28
Notes: Turner A28. "Weatherdon hill (4): diameter approx.5.6m ht. Approx 0.15m. Alt. C.335-340m." "Mr. L. V. Grinsell noted a small cairn-circle or ring-cairn a short distance south of cairn 2 on weatherdon hill. "
Nearby sites: SX65165889
Distance: 0.71km

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