Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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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:

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.

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Buttern Hill Stone Circle

Buttern Hill Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 64949 88481
NMR record: SX 68 NW 11
HER record: 4371
Megalithic Portal: 724
PMD: Buttern Hill Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:ButternHill
DPD page: 147
Turner: G7
Notes: NNE of Scorhill about 2Km. "The remains of a Bronze Age stone circle situated on level ground overlooking the valley of the North Teign River and Whitemoor Marsh. The stone circle measures 24.8 metres in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs standing up to 0.76 metres high. A further 12 recumbent stones lie where they have fallen." Also known as the Throwleigh circle. According to R.N. Worth, although not confirmed since, there was "a small cairn between five and six yards in from the southern edge" and also there is a companion circle a short distance on the slope westward, 60 feet in diameter consisting of four stones with a possible large central pillar, see T.D.A. Vol 24 (1894) p.303-4. For a photo of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Buttern E - Stone Circle
Nearby sites: SX64958848
Distance: 1.93km

Buttern Hill Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 65500 89000
NMR: No record found
HER record: 6140
Megalithic Portal: 25242
ShortName: ES:ButternHill
Nearby sites: SX65508900
Distance: 1.21km

Gidleigh - North Chambered Tomb

OS Map: SX 65870 88950
NMR record: SX 68 NE 73
HER record: 6212
Megalithic Portal: 45581
PMD: Gidleigh North Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn 2 Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Gidleigh N
Butler map: 38.7.2
Butler Vol 5: p.157
Grinsell: A:GID 1
Notes: "A chambered cairn located on an east facing slope of Buttern Hill. The cairn mound measures 26 metres long and 9 metres wide and stands up to 1 metre high. Several set stones at the western end of the mound represent the remains of a passage leading towards a chamber."
Nearby sites: SX65878895
Distance: 1.16km

Gidleigh - South Chambered Tomb

Gidleigh - South Chambered Tomb

OS Map: SX 65670 88550
NMR record: SX 68 NE 74
HER record: 6213
Megalithic Portal: 10040
PMD: Gidleigh South Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn 1 Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Gidleigh S
Butler map: 38.7.1
Butler Vol 5: p.157
DPD page: 147
Notes: "The remains of a Neolithic chambered cairn on Buttern Hill. The cairn survives as a mound standing up to 0.6 metres high. The chamber and associated entrance passage include seven orthostats, two of which form a portaled entrance. A leat runs to the west of the cairn."
Nearby sites: SX65678855
Distance: 1.58km

Page last updated 30/06/17