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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
Down Ridge Stone Circle

Down Ridge Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 65515 72084
NMR record: SX 67 SE 64
HER record: 6400
Megalithic Portal: 863
PMD: Down Ridge Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:DownRidge
DPD page: 92
Turner: G9
Notes: Also known as Hexworthy Circle. "situated on a gentle north facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Dart. The stone circle measures 25 meters in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs, standing up to 1.45 meters high, which are confined to its south western sector. A further six recumbent stones lie where they have fallen. The stone circle was partially excavated in 1904 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee and their work revealed the original ground surface covered with charcoal. An associated outlying standing stone is located 85 meters south-east of the stone circle and survives as a triangular shaped block up to 0.86 meters high." [HER MDV6400]. For photos of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Down Ridge - Stone Circle
Nearby sites: SX65527208
Distance: 0.42km

Holne Ridge Stone Row

Holne Ridge Stone Row

OS Map: SX 66741 71080
NMR record: SX 67 SE 60
HER record: 61453
Megalithic Portal: 27341
The Stone Rows of GB: Holne Ridge
PMD: Holne Ridge Stone Row
Alternate name: Holne Ridge North Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Holne Ridge
DPD page: 90
Notes: "One or two cairns and a short probably unfinished stone row lie in the north west facing hollow above Horse Ford on the O Brook. The cairn described by Authority 2 lies at the south end of the site with the surviving stones of the stone row to the north. As so few stones survive the exact form and extent of the rows is impossible to determine but there may have been as many as three parallel rows approximately 1.0 metre apart. Overlying or abutting the east row at SX 6672 7109 is a low turf covered mound 3.0 metes in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It is not clear whether this feature forms part of the monument or if it is associated with the shallow turf cuttings to the east."
Nearby sites: SX66747108
Distance: 1.89km

Holne Ridge N. Cist

Holne Ridge N. Cist

OS Map: SX 66641 71138
NMR record: SX 67 SE 110
HER record: 12997
Megalithic Portal: 45800
PMD: Holne Ridge N.
Alternate name: Holne Ridge N.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:HolneRidg N
Butler map: 60.26.3
DPD page: 91
Notes: Butler Cist 3 Vol. 4. Map 60.26 (diagram p.195). "A probable but unusual cist is on steep well drained, NW facing slope. It utilizes the south east side of a massive slab, 1.6m long, 0.4m thick and 0.7m high, with smaller slabs 0.6m to 0.9m long and 0.2m thick, which barely project above ground level". NW of of Holne Ridge stone row. Lethbridge p.90-91, diagram p.90, photo bottom p.91
Nearby sites: SX66647114
Distance: 1.77km

Horn's Cross Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 66921 71125
NMR record: SX 67 SE 40
HER record: 6475
Megalithic Portal: 27342
Alternate name: Holne Ridge N.6 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Horns Cross
Butler map: 60.26.6
DPD page: 90
Grinsell: HOL 3
Turner: A35
Notes: Turner A35. "Remains of cairn; one of eight cairns forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. Truncated cairn, or ring cairn, gap in north-east. Diameter 14 metres, height 0.3 metres."
Nearby sites: SX66927113
Distance: 1.97km

Horns Cross N. Cairn

Horns Cross N. Cairn

OS Map: SX 66941 71187
NMR record: SX 67 SE 41
HER record: 12975
Megalithic Portal: 27342
Alternate name: Holne Ridge N.5 Cairn
ShortName: CN:HornsCrossN
Butler map: 60.26.5
Grinsell: HOL 2
Notes: "A turf and bracken covered Bronze Age cairn forming part of a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge. The mound measures 14 metres by 14.4 metres in diameter and standing to a height of 1.4 metres. " Butler cairn 5 map 60.15
Nearby sites: SX66947119
Distance: 1.95km

Huccaby Rings Inner Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 65820 73810
NMR record: SX 67 SE 21
HER record: 6405
Megalithic Portal: 4616
ShortName: ES:HuccabyInn
Nearby sites: SX65827381
Distance: 1.35km

Huccaby Rings Outer Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 65540 74440
NMR record: SX 67 SE 20
HER record: 6397
Megalithic Portal: 4614
ShortName: ES:HuccabyOut
Nearby sites: SX65547444
Distance: 1.94km

Sherberton Stone Row

OS Map: SX 63936 73193
NMR: No record found
HER record: 6426
Megalithic Portal: 6333470
The Stone Rows of GB: Sherberton Row
PMD: Sherberton Common Stone Row
Alternate name: Sherberton Row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Sherberton
DPD page: 100
Notes: The Sherberton double row was discovered in 1997. It is an unimpressive double row of small stones a short distance north-west of the Sherberton Circle. For a plan see Butler Vol. 5 p. 210-12. Lethbridge pp.99-100, diagram p.99 and p.100.
Nearby sites: SX63947319
Distance: 1.71km

Sherberton Stone Circle

Sherberton Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 63945 73188
NMR record: SX 67 SW 23
HER record: 6290
Megalithic Portal: 1252
PMD: Sherberton Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Sherberton
DPD page: 101
Turner: G5
Notes: Remains of a 97 ft diameter stone circle with a stone wall passing through its western side. "Nine of the original stones are still standing, plus one larger stone which is incorporated in the remains of the old wall which bisects the western extremity of the circle. This stone appears to have been removed from the original circumference, and its height is 1.4m. The remaining nine stones range in height from 0.3m to 0.75m. The original circle appears to have been c. 30m across, although no stones appear to the west of the old wall. The length of the 2 fallen stones at the southern end is 2.6m and 2.4m". For a photo of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Sherberton circle. Lethbridge p.101, diagram p.99 and p.100.
Nearby sites: SX63957319
Distance: 1.7km

Skir Hill (Henroost) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65092 70684
NMR record: SX 67 SE 62
HER record: 6507
Megalithic Portal: 45676
PMD: Skir Hill
Alternate name: Skir Hill Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Skir Hill
Butler map: 61.8
DPD page: 92
Grinsell: LYD 102
Turner: D18
Barrow Report: 24
Notes: Turner D18. Dixon #18. Bar Rep. 24. Butler Vol. 4. Map 61.8 (diagram p.203). Grinsell LYDFORD 102. "A Bronze Age cairn containing a cist located on the north east facing slope of Skir Hill 590 metres south of Skir Ford. The cairn survives as a 4.1 diameter ring of edge set slabs up to 0.5 metres high. The cist is situated slightly west of the cairns centre and survives as a 0.82 metres long by 0.52 metres wide and 0.82 metres deep stone lined pit." Formerly listed as being at SX 6517 7075 (as per literature). Dave Martin reports it is actually located at SX 65092 70684.
Nearby sites: SX65097068
Distance: 1.87km

Page last updated 30/06/17