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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
Ball Gate Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Ball Gate Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 66996 61306
NMR record: SX 66 SE 46
HER record: 7739
Megalithic Portal: 45839
PMD: Corringdon Ball Gate cairn
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball N. Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Ball Gate
Butler map: 56.10
Grinsell: BRE 9
Turner: A43
Barrow Report: 28 66
Notes: Turner A43. "A very vague circle 21m diameter, which may be the remains of a mutilated cairn. Vis=-/4/1977 (ancient monuments) possibly rather damaged on one side. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Site of cairn almost levelled probably for material to build the adjoining wall. Shown on OS 6" as 'cairn circle'. Diameter 21m, height 0.4m. Vis=28/7/1977 (os) there is a gap in the rim on the southeast, probably for carts taking away the stone".
Nearby sites: SX67006131
Distance: 1.62km

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: 1km

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: 0.98km

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: 1.54km

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: 1.55km

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: 1.4km

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: 0.69km

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: 0.79km

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: 1.63km

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: 1.39km

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: 0.87km

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: 1.44km

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: 1.38km

Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb

Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb & Stone Rows
OS Map: SX 66956 61300
NMR record: SX 66 SE 45
HER record: 5750
Megalithic Portal: 4619
PMD: Corringdon Ball Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Corringdon Ball chambered tomb Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Corringdon
Butler map: 56.10
Butler Vol 5: p.155
DPD page: 83
Grinsell: A:BRE 1
Barrow Report: 28 66
Notes: Grinsell SOUTH BRENT 1. "An earthen long barrow with a ruined stone chamber at the south east end. Early excavation and mutilation has resulted in two distinct mounds, the larger one at the south east end separated from the smaller by a path or trackway. The smaller mound appears to mark the limit of the barrow on the northwest; beyond this it merges into the natural hill-side. There are no side ditches but these may be obscured by soil washed down from the hill. The length is 42.0 m; the maximum width is 18.0m and the maximum height of 2.4m."
Nearby sites: SX66966130
Distance: 1.58km

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: 1.32km

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: 1.33km

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: 1.32km

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: 1.33km

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: 1.99km

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: 1.31km

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: 1.34km

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: 1.7km

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: 0.26km

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: 0.67km

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: 0.59km

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: 0.8km

Harford Gate Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64497 59676
NMR record: SX 65 NW 32
HER record: 42776
Megalithic Portal: 3281
Alternate name: Piles Hill S.W.9 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:HarfordGate
Butler map: 53.11.9
Grinsell: HAR 26
Turner: F3
Notes: Turner F3. "This cairn occupies a prominent position on the brow of a hill and is one of two north-west of Harford Moor Gate. Measures 13 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height, it is turf-covered and has a retaining kerb."
Nearby sites: SX64505968
Distance: 1.42km

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: 1.64km

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: 1.99km

Lower Glasscombe Cist

Lower Glasscombe Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66506 60502
NMR record: SX 66 SE 74
HER record: 5652
Megalithic Portal: 45761
PMD: Lower Glasscombe
Alternate name: Glaze Meet Cist
ShortName: CT:Lower Glass
Butler map: 56.3
DPD page: 81
Grinsell: UGB 11
Barrow Report: 72
Notes: Dixon #106. Bar Rep. 72. Butler Glaze Meet - Vol. 4. Map 56.3 (diagram p.85). Grinsell UGBOROUGH 11. "There is a very slight trace of a mound and scattered rocks indicate the remains of a cairn ... Only one sidestone and one endstone now remain with the coverstone lying 11 feet away to the south-east. Overall dimensions of the coverstone are 49 inches by 24 inches". Lethbridge Scad Brook cist p.81
Nearby sites: SX66516050
Distance: 0.75km

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: 1.49km

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: 1.29km

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: 0.68km

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: 0.83km

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: 1.23km

Scad Brook Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 66680 59980
NMR record: SX 65 NE 14
HER record: 2913
Megalithic Portal: 45573
ShortName: ES:Scad Brook
DPD page: 81
Notes: Sub-circular enclosure approximately 1.25 hectares in area containing eleven hut circles ranging from 3.5 metres to 10 metres in diameter, with entrances facing south-east and many of the walls standing up to a metre high. The most complete hut has been excavated and re-instated with walls faced with orthostats and an entrance with jambs. Lethbridge p.81
Nearby sites: SX66685998
Distance: 0.88km

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: 0.33km

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: 0.33km

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: 1.19km

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: 1.46km

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