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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.

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Brent Fore Hill Stone Row

Brent Fore Hill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66848 61345
NMR record: SX 66 SE 44
HER record: 5765
Megalithic Portal: 1777
The Stone Rows of GB: Brent Fore Hill
PMD: Brent Fore Hill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Brent Fore
DPD page: 83
Notes: "The remains of a stone row and cairn on Brent Fore Hill. The row is crossed by two leats, one of which is now disused. The cairn is visible as a low mound of turf-covered stones of 13.5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high". Lethbridge East Glaze Brook stone row p.83. See also: Sea Views at Brent Fore Hill
Nearby sites: SX66856135
Distance: 1.94km

Brent Forehill Encircled Cairn

Brent Forehill Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66854 61356
NMR record: SX 66 SE 44
HER record: 13282
Megalithic Portal: 1777
PMD: Brent Fore Hill Stone Row
Alternate name: Brent Fore Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Brent Fore
Butler map: 56.10
Grinsell: BRE 8
Turner: F23
Barrow Report: 66
Notes: Turner F23. The remains of a stone row and cairn on Brent Fore Hill. The row is crossed by two leats, one of which is now disused. The cairn is visible as a low mound of turf-covered stones of 13.5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. Photo shows 2 or 3 stones of the cairn - it is not very photogenic!
Nearby sites: SX66856136
Distance: 1.94km

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: 1.78km

Corringdon Ball Ceremonial Complex

OS Map: SX 66660 61210
NMR record: SX 66 SE 43
HER record: 15960
Megalithic Portal: 10454
ShortName: CX:CorringdonB
Notes: Close to the Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb is a complex of multiple rows and numerous multiple ringed cairns.
Nearby sites: SX66666121
Distance: 1.81km

Corringdon Ball Multiple Cairn Circle

Corringdon Ball Multiple Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66665 61215
NMR record: SX 66 SE 43
HER record: 15960
Megalithic Portal: 3160
PMD: Corringdon Ball B
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball 5 Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Corringdon
Butler map: 56.8.5
DPD page: 82
Notes: Five monuments noted by robinson and greeves at the ne end of the stone rows. Many have multiple concentric circles of small stones. Includes 3 cairns. See also entries for Corringdon Ball Stone Rows and East Glazebrook Encircled Cairn. Lethbridge p.82-3.
Nearby sites: SX66676122
Distance: 1.82km

Corringdon Ball N. Stone Row

Corringdon Ball N. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66661 61206
NMR record: SX 66 SE 43
HER record: 5656
Megalithic Portal: 1856
The Stone Rows of GB: Corringdon Ball North
PMD: Corringdon Ball A Stone Row
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball, North Stone Row
ShortName: SR:CorringdonN
DPD page: 82
Notes: "A single stone row, length 157 metres, spacing 1.0 metres, starting on the east with a cairn, diameter 6.7 metres, previously opened. The first stone of the row lies 18 metres west of the cairn's centre; there has been considerable robbery for the benefit of modern stone walls. The row clearly extends for 157 metres from the centre of the cairn, but with long intervals between the last stones. The stones are small, the highest being 635 millimetres." See also entry for Corringdon Ball Row B. p.82
Nearby sites: SX66666121
Distance: 1.81km

Corringdon Ball S. Stone Row

Corringdon Ball S. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66684 61205
NMR record: SX 66 SE 43
HER record: 5655
Megalithic Portal: 1857
The Stone Rows of GB: Corringdon Ball South
PMD: Corringdon Ball B Stone Row
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball, South Stone Row
ShortName: SR:CorringdonS
DPD page: 82
Notes: "Corringdon ball stone rows. Six or seven rows of small stones approximately 75m long, terminating at the east end in a small semi-circular stone setting of five stones, none more than 500mm high, and the alignments are irregular - they run along the contours. Situated on the open moor between the east and west glaze brooks. A complicated set of stones which can only be aligned into rows by exact survey. The direction of the rows is approximately south west". Described by R H Worth as two triple rows B & C. See also HER 14802 (Corringdon Ball B).
Nearby sites: SX66686121
Distance: 1.83km

East Glazebrook Platform Cairn Circle

East Glazebrook Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66623 61237
NMR record: SX 66 SE 115
HER record: 15960
Megalithic Portal: 808
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball 6 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:E Glaze Row
Butler map: 56.8.6
Grinsell: UGB 3a
Turner: E50
Notes: Turner E50 Platform Cairn with Outer Stone Circles. "A ruined cairn with a very stony centre and the remains of multiple concentric rings of small stones visible on the south side. A substantial bank survives on the north side." Lethbridge p.82
Nearby sites: SX66626124
Distance: 1.76km

East Glazebrook Encircled Cairn

East Glazebrook Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66679 61215
NMR record: SX 66 SE 43
HER record: 15961
Megalithic Portal: 3160
PMD: Corringdon Ball C Stone Row
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball stone rows 1 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:East Glaze
Butler map: 56.8.1
DPD page: 82
Grinsell: UGB 4
Turner: F14
Barrow Report: 66
Notes: Cairn at east end of the Corringdon Ball group of multiple stone rows . Six pillars of the retaining circle are clearly visible. For more detail see entries for the Corringdon Ball rows.
Nearby sites: SX66686122
Distance: 1.83km

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: 1.65km

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: 1.57km

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: 1.54km

Hickley Ridge W Cist

OS Map: SX 66590 62030
NMR record: SX 66 SE 182
HER record: 13283
Megalithic Portal: 45809
PMD: Hickley Ridge W.
Alternate name: Hickley Ridge 3 Cist
ShortName: CT:HickleyW
Butler map: 56.14.4
Butler Vol 5: p.176 & Fig.118
DPD page: 84
Notes: Butler Hickley Ridge 3 56.14.4 diagram Vol 5 p.176. "Cairn and cist on the East side of Brent Fore Hill. The cairn is 6.0m in diameter, merging into the slope of the hill and being about 0.5m high on the downslope side, which has a retaining kerb. There is a central cist of which two parallel slabs remain set on edge at the NW and SE sides. An upright stone 0.9m high is offset from the cist on the NW side." Lethbridge p.84 diagram and photo top left.
Nearby sites: SX66596203
Distance: 1.6km

Hillson's House Cairn

Hillson's House Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63668 62292
NMR record: SX 66 SW 19
HER record: 4302
Megalithic Portal: 45592
ShortName: CN:Hillson Hse
Butler map: 54.18.7
DPD page: 69
Grinsell: COR 22
Notes: Butler Cairn 7 (Vol 3 54.18). On the summit of Stalldown barrow is a large flat-toped cairn around 17.5m across. The cairn has been damaged by the construction of shelters within it - hence it is known as Hillson's House.
Nearby sites: SX63676229
Distance: 1.37km

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: 1.56km

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: 1.71km

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: 1.25km

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: 1.11km

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: 0.8km

Stalldown Enclosed Settlement

Stalldown Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63700 61200
NMR record: SX 66 SW 21
HER record: 4351
Megalithic Portal: 45322
ShortName: ES:Stalldown
Notes: "This settlement consists of 6 enclosures, mostly in poor condition, with 13 associated hut circles and 17 detached ones and extends over 5ha of a gentle to moderate, well drained, southeast facing slope at 270m above OD."
Nearby sites: SX63706120
Distance: 1.47km

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63244 62423
NMR record: SX 66 SW 17
HER record: 4300
Megalithic Portal: 3474
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Alternate name: Stalldown stone row Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.1
DPD page: 68
Grinsell: COR 21
Turner: D26
Notes: Butler Cairn 1 (Vol 3 54.18). Turner D26 (Type Diii 'Ring Setting with Central reduced to subsoil level or paved'). Cairn in middle of length of stone row. "The northern part of the row is aligned precisely in the centre of the cairn circle, both of which would therefore seem part of the original design. The cairn is not visible from the south end of the southern extension of the row. This extension consists of four general alignments more of which focus on the cairn circle, and the northern end of the extension is tangential to the west side of the circle. These factors, and the larger size of the stones in the northern extension of the row, suggest two phases of construction."
Nearby sites: SX63246242
Distance: 1.82km

Stalldown Stone Row

Stalldown Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63223 62558
NMR record: SX 66 SW 17
HER record: 4277
Megalithic Portal: 531
The Stone Rows of GB: Stalldown
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Alternate name: Stalldon Row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Stalldown
DPD page: 67
Notes: "Bronze Age stone row and cairn circle on stall down. The stone row runs north -south for about 850m ow which 500m has been restored. It is associated with three cairns (one either side) and a cairn circle. The stones are mostly 1m to 1.5m high with four over 2m". Lethbridge pp.67-68
Nearby sites: SX63226256
Distance: 1.89km

Stalldown Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63208 62489
NMR record: SX 66 SW 16
HER record: 4298
Megalithic Portal: 531
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 3 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.3
Grinsell: COR 19
Turner: F22
Notes: Turner F22, Type Fii cairn with double or multiple ring. Butler Cairn 3 just to the west of the stone row, Butler Cairn 4 is just to the east. A flat topped turf-covered cairn 9.0m in diameter and 0.7m high, in good condition. Settings of Stones in and around the structure suggests a complex cairn circle.
Nearby sites: SX63216249
Distance: 1.87km

Stalldown Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63529 62310
NMR record: SX 66 SW 18
HER record: 4301
Megalithic Portal: 45819
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 6 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.6
Turner: A4
Notes: Turner A4. Butler Cairn 6 (Vol 3 54.18). A circular turf-covered stone ring on the summit of Stalldown Barrow hill. It is 25.5m in diameter, comprising a bank of small stones, 2.0m to 3.0m wide and 0.2m to 0.7m high. There is a 5.0m gap in the south-west but no evidence of disturbance to the interior or of a surrounding ditch. Not far to the east is Hillson's House.
Nearby sites: SX63536231
Distance: 1.51km

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63176 61737
NMR record:
HER record: -1
Megalithic Portal: 531
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
ShortName: CC:StallTermin
Butler Vol 5: p.20 & Fig.2
Notes: Unconfirmed terminal cairn. Not listed on HER or NMR
Nearby sites: SX63186174
Distance: 1.82km

Three Barrows Cairn

Three Barrows Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65315 62601
NMR record: SX 66 SE 55
HER record: 5666
Megalithic Portal: 45593
PMD: Three Barrows NW
Alternate name: Three Barrows Central Cairn
ShortName: CN:3 Barrows
Butler map: 54.20
Butler Vol 5: p.53
Grinsell: BRE 6
Barrow Report: 1 56 63
Notes: "Three very large cairns known as the Three Barrows (see SX 66 SE 54, 56), one of which, being about 50 yards in diameter, and 8 feet high, is reputed to be perhaps the largest on Dartmoor". See also HER Southern cairn 5830 and HER Northern cairn 5746
Nearby sites: SX65326260
Distance: 0.76km

Three Barrows W. Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 64460 62580
NMR record: SX 66 SW 85
HER record: 4252
Megalithic Portal: 36352
ShortName: ES:3BarrowsW
Butler map: 54.20
Nearby sites: SX64466258
Distance: 0.85km

Upper Glazebrook Neolithic Enclosure

Upper Glazebrook Neolithic Enclosure

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66360 61260
NMR record: SX 66 SE 114
HER record: 5692
Megalithic Portal: 45594
ShortName: NE:Upper Glaze
Butler Vol 5: p.155
Notes: A rectangular enclosure not far from Corringdon Ball chambered tomb measuring 112m by 34m that can be seen clearly on aerial and satellite photos of the area. The walls are up to 1.5m thick and 0.3m high, and have been entirely destroyed on the east and north-west sides. There is no obvious entrance and the interior is empty of any structure. According to Butler the east to west orientation of the long axis could suggest a mortuary enclosure of mid-neolithic date (Vol 5 pp.155-6).
Nearby sites: SX66366126
Distance: 1.52km

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