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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
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: 1.16km

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: 1.19km

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: 1.61km

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: 1.95km

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: 1.98km

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: 0.6km

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: 0.79km

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: 1.29km

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: 0.75km

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: 0.8km

Cantrell Stone Row

Cantrell Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb
OS Map: SX 65708 57191
NMR record: SX 65 NE 44
HER record: 2889
Megalithic Portal: 1798
The Stone Rows of GB: Cantrell
PMD: Cantrell Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Cantrell
DPD page: 80
Notes: "A double stone row, with a cairn at the north-east end, lies near the moor gate at Cantrell, Ugborough Moor. The southern row consists of nine stones, one of which is almost buried and one has fallen. The length of the row from the centre of the cairn is 153 feet and the alignment is N44o 20' E. The rows are from 7 to 12 feet apart and the stones are about 5 feet 6 inches apart, centre to centre. The cairn has a diameter of 22 feet and encloses what may be the remains of a cist".
Nearby sites: SX65715719
Distance: 0.84km

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: 0.28km

Eastern beacon (S) Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 66755 58770
NMR record: SX 65 NE 5
HER record: 3106
Megalithic Portal: 17583
Alternate name: Ugborough Beacon 4 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:E Beacon S
Butler map: 53.16.6
Grinsell: UGB 20
Turner: E52
Barrow Report: 62
Notes: Turner E52. Flat top turf-covered cairn. 20.5m. diameter, 1.7m. high. Possible remains of retaining circle. Large hollow in centre
Nearby sites: SX66765877
Distance: 1.26km

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: 1.38km

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: 1.82km

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: 1.83km

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: 1.83km

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: 1.04km

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