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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

Brown Heath Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 64080 65390
NMR record: SX 66 NW 47
HER record: 5135
Megalithic Portal: 14936
ShortName: ES:Brown Heath
DPD page: 74
Notes: "A fine example of an enclosure. The walling consisting of very large stones reaching a height of one metre. It contains three hut circles and a number of courts situated mainly on its north and western sides. There is no obvious entrance." Lethbridge p. 74, diagram p.71. Hook Lake on Megalithic Portal.
Nearby sites: SX64086539
Distance: 1.91km

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Encircled Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64114 65327
NMR record: SX 66 NW 48
HER record: 5137
Megalithic Portal: 1788
PMD: Hook Lake Stone row
Alternate name: Hook Lake stone row Encircled Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Hook Lake
Butler map: 55.8
DPD page: 74
Grinsell: HAR 3
Turner: F11
Barrow Report: 38
Notes: Dixon Brown Heath Cist #40. Bar Rep. 38. Butler Hook Lake stone row - Vol. 4. Map 55.8 (pp.78-9). Grinsell HARFORD 3. "A double stone row, on Brown Heath, circa 540 feet in length, direction of length N 10o E. At the north end is a stone circle, diameter 31 feet, surrounding a cairn which contains the remains of a cist." Ruined and possibly no longer visible.
Nearby sites: SX64116533
Distance: 1.87km

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Stone Row

Brown Heath (Hook Lake) Stone Row

OS Map: SX 64112 65318
NMR record: SX 66 NW 48
HER record: 5136
Megalithic Portal: 1788
The Stone Rows of GB: Hook Lake
PMD: Brown Heath Stone Row
Alternate name: Hook Lake Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Hook Lake
DPD page: 74
Notes: Worth: Brown Heath, Butler: Hook Lake. "On the southwest slopes of Brown Heath a double stone row 182.0m. long runs from a cairn circle at its northern and higher end to the east side of the enclosure (SX 66 NW 50) where it is overlaid by the enclosure wall. The point at which the southern end of the row ended is therefore not easily determined. The row does not point exactly to the centre of the cairn, but to about 2.0m. to the East. The eastern part of the row contains more stones than the western part, in which there are notable gaps. There are a few large stones, the largest being 1.0m. high and measuring 1.0m. x 0.7m., but most are relatively small, their average height being 0.5m". Lethbridge p.74, diagram p.71. See also: Sea Views at Hook Lake/
Nearby sites: SX64116532
Distance: 1.86km

Buckland Ford Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65740 66040
NMR record: SX 66 NE 34
HER record: 5187
Megalithic Portal: 717
ShortName: CC:Buckland Fd
Butler map: 57.23
DPD page: 87
Grinsell: LYD 107
Turner: G19
Barrow Report: 65
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G19. Probable cairn circle. "A small, probably sepulchral, stone circle. It consists of 14 stones arranged in an 'egg' shape. The long axis is 9.9 metres aligned due east by 8.2m transversely. A further 7 stones are in close proximity but may not be associated. There is no trace of a cist or cairn." "It is largely obscured by long tussocky grass and the absence of a discernible cairn or cist makes it an unusual site by Dartmoor standards".
Nearby sites: SX65746604
Distance: 1.25km

Dean Moor Enclosed Settlement

Dean Moor Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 67760 65450
NMR record: SX 66 NE 19
HER record: 14799
Megalithic Portal: 45324
ShortName: ES:Dean Moor
Notes: Enclosed settlement on Dean Moor, excavated between 1954 and 1956, prior to construction of the reservoir. Prehistoric walled enclosure containing at least 13 huts together with pens. Parallels have been drawn with the settlement at Kestor. Part of the prehistoric settlement was incorporated into a medieval farmstead (see HER record 14221). Part of site now flooded by Avon Reservoir.
Nearby sites: SX67766545
Distance: 1.97km

Eastern White Barrow (The Submarine) Cairn

OS Map: SX 66553 65168
NMR record: SX 66 NE 31
HER record: 5184
Megalithic Portal: 45572
Alternate name: Eastern White Barrow Cairn
ShortName: CN:E White Bar
Butler map: 57.27
DPD page: 86
Grinsell: BRE 1
Notes: Also known as the Eastern Whittabarrow or Whittaburrow. "A large, round, flat topped cairn measuring 26m in diameter and 3.5m high. It is surmounted by a modern, drum-shaped, marker cairn of 4.5m diameter and 2m high. Known as The Submarine due to its appearance in profile on the horizon. See also Legendary Dartmoor: The Submarine
Nearby sites: SX66556517
Distance: 0.75km

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: 0.59km

Western White Barrow Cairn

OS Map: SX 65363 65487
NMR record: SX 66 NE 36
HER record: 5193
Megalithic Portal: 28710
ShortName: CN:W White Bar
Butler map: 57.28
DPD page: 86
Grinsell: LYD 104
Notes: Western Whittabarrow or Whittaburrow. "A large cairn measuring 21 by 17.5 metres wide with a maximum height of 1.7 metres. It has been badly mutilated by the construction of a two room building within it."
Nearby sites: SX65366549
Distance: 0.88km

Page last updated 30/06/17