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Guidance for walkers: The monuments featured in this database are archaeological treasures and need to be protected and preserved - please do not disturb any sites. Please check access and firing times before visiting sites, not all sites listed are on open access land. Firing ranges and boundaries of open access areas are marked on the OL28 OS Dartmoor Explorer map. Please stick to the country code and consider giving support to the numerous agencies that help to keep Dartmoor a fabulous natural and historic environment!

About the database: In all listings clicking on the photo will open a page for the site with a larger photo. The listings are drawn mainly from scientific journals and will not include the most recently discovered minor sites. There is comprehensive coverage of stone circles, stone rows and menhirs. Listings for cists and cairn circles should cover most of the better known sites. There are only partial entries for round cairns, settlements, pounds and none for reaves. For listings of specific types of monument click on Resources in the menu above. Corrections, or any feedback or suggestions are very welcome, email: info@dartmoorwalks.org.uk.

NOTE: Clicking on the icons for each monument in the map will give the name of the monument. Where icons overlap they are replaced with an icon with a number - zooming in may separate them out.


Search for sites near-by OS Grid Reference (6 or 8 digit) SX

Dry Lake North Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63900 63600
NMR record: SX 66 SW 12
HER record: 4294
Megalithic Portal: 14934
ShortName: ES:DryLakeN
Nearby sites: SX63906360
Distance: 1.63km

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: 1.99km

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: 1.5km

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: 1.59km

Knatta Barrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65970 64212
NMR record: SX 66 SE 10
HER record: 5717
Megalithic Portal: 45842
ShortName: RC:Knatta Bar.
Butler map: 57.29
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.102
Grinsell: BRE 2
Turner: A54
Notes: Turner A54. "This large cairn (24m diameter, 1.7m height) composed of loose granite boulders. It is unusual among summit cairns in having a well defined outer bank about 1m wide and 0.5m high. This is partly turf covered but where eroded can be seen to be built of loose stone like the central cairn which touches it. It shows best on the north and east sides, while on the south west side it tends to merge into the body of the cairn. "
Nearby sites: SX65976421
Distance: 1.73km

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: 1.92km

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: 1.8km

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: 1.55km

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: 1.99km

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: 1.72km

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: 0.11km

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: 0.76km

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: 1.8km

Page last updated 30/06/17