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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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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: 1.26km

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: 1.27km

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: 1.71km

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: 1.3km

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: 1.29km

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: 1.34km

Fernworthy E. Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65561 84090
NMR record: SX 68 SE 57
HER record: 6560
Megalithic Portal: 3234
Alternate name: Fernworthy 5 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:FernworthyE
Butler map: 35.15.5
DPD page: 138
Grinsell: LYD 24
Turner: F4
Notes: Turner F4. Newman Barrow D. "5.8m diameter. Has 3 stones spaced on the east side. A beaker, flint knife, dress fastener and a piece of bronze were discovered when the cairn was excavated in 1898". The crushed beaker. When reconstructed it became one of Dartmoor's most important Bronze Age finds and is now on display in Plymouth City Museum along with the other artifacts retrieved. DNP Post 7D.
Nearby sites: SX65568409
Distance: 1.32km

Fernworthy N. Cairn

OS Map: SX 65537 84325
NMR record: SX 68 SE 55
HER record: 6563
Megalithic Portal: 35828
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 1
PMD: Fernworthy N Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:FernworthyN
Butler map: 35.15.1
Grinsell: LYD 20
Notes: Newman Barrow E. Remains of a small cairn at the northern terminus of the double stone row north of the Fernworthy stone circle. The cairn has been damaged by past tree planting and the feature can be hard to identify as the remains are low to the ground and spread far beyond its original form. Radcliffe quotes Butler and also refers to HER/SMR number 6556 or 6562. "The 1898 plan shows a mound with a stone alongside as its northern terminus, probably a cairn, 1, with a retaining circle. This stone is still visible together with another at an angle, perhaps one side of a cist ..." (Butler Vol 2 pp. 164-5)
Nearby sites: SX65548433
Distance: 1.08km

Fernworthy N. Stone Row

Fernworthy N. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65538 84336
NMR record: SX 68 SE 55
HER record: 6562
Megalithic Portal: 1933
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 1
PMD: Fernworthy B Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Fernwthy N
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 1. "To the N of Fernworthy stone circle is a double stone row. At its N end are the disturbed remains of a barrow. The row survives well for 125m although beyond this (to the N) it has been heavily disturbed by forestry activity as far as the barrow. The plan of 1898, made prior to afforestation, shows the N end of the double row as already `buried or lost'. The surviving part of the double row contains paired, low stones 0.8m to 1.4m apart, averaging 0.3m high, although many are flush with the ground. The tallest stones are at the S end. The alignment of the row is tangential to the circle (SX 68 SE 56). The barrow at the N end of the row measures 6m in diameter, although it is very amorphous due to tree planting. there is a large proportion of stone in the centre of the low mound, as well as some amorphous scarping and one large upright slab." DNP Post 8D
Nearby sites: SX65548434
Distance: 1.08km

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: 1.32km

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: 1.28km

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: 1.59km

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: 1.55km

Kestor Enclosed Settlement

Kestor Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Round Pound and Kes Tor Settlements
OS Map: SX 66300 86800
NMR record: SX 68 NE 14
HER record: 6114
Megalithic Portal: 4617
ShortName: ST:Kestor
Notes: The Kestor Settlement includes the Round Pound.
Nearby sites: SX66308680
Distance: 1.81km

Round Pound Hut Circle

Round Pound Hut Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Round Pound and Kes Tor Settlements
OS Map: SX 66300 86800
NMR record: SX 68 NE 14
HER record: 6117
Megalithic Portal: 10445
ShortName: HC:RoundPound
Notes: "Round pound, near batworthy, a single hut with double walls enclosed in a circular pound, entered from a droveway from the nw, which is part of the kestor field system. There are 4 radial walls inserted in the pound in medieval times. Excavation has showed that this was a metal workshop, of early iron age date.".
Nearby sites: SX66308680
Distance: 1.81km

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: 1.86km

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: 1.93km

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: 1.04km

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: 0.98km

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: 0.81km

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: 0.96km

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: 0.99km

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: 1km

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: 0.89km

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: 1.01km

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: 1.01km

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: 0.97km

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: 0.92km

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: 0.95km

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: 1.2km

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: 0.28km

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: 0.12km

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: 0km

Thornworthy Cist

Thornworthy Cist

OS Map: SX 66742 84334
NMR record: SX 68 SE 48
HER record: 6613
Megalithic Portal: 15453
PMD: Thornworthy
ShortName: CT:Thornworthy
Butler map: 35.22
Butler Vol 5: p.64 & Fig.42
DPD page: 137
Grinsell: CHA 3
Turner: E39
Barrow Report: 56
Notes: Dixon #71. Bar Rep 56. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.22 (p.169, photo on p.136, diagram Vol. 5. p.64). Grinsell CHAGFORD 3. Originally there was a second slightly smaller cist. This was removed after the excavation and re-erected at Torquay Museum. It is now at the High Moorland Visitor Centre at Princetown.
Nearby sites: SX66748433
Distance: 1.85km

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: 0.93km

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: 0.83km

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