Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
HomeWalksSitesResources
Dartmoor Resource: Search for Sites Nearby

Search Tool: Prehistoric monuments within 2km of SX6633076630

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

Bellever Settlement

OS Map: SX 64600 76700
NMR record: SX 67 NW 40
HER record: 5919
Megalithic Portal: 23723
ShortName: ST:Bellever
Notes: Hut circle at Bellever excavated in recent years. See also A dig in Devon reveals how life was lived 3,500 years ago: from cookery to DIY and Bellever's bustling Bronze Age uncovered
Nearby sites: SX64607670
Distance: 1.73km

Bellever Tor N. Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 64500 76800
NMR record: SX 67 NW 40
HER record: 27672
Megalithic Portal: 24263
ShortName: ES:BelleverTor
Nearby sites: SX64507680
Distance: 1.84km

Cator Pound

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cator Pound
OS Map: SX 67300 77650
NMR record: SX 67 NE 38
HER record: 6009
Megalithic Portal: 34961
ShortName: PD:Cator Pound
Nearby sites: SX67307765
Distance: 1.41km

Cator Common Embanked Cairn Circle

Cator Common Embanked Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cator Pound
OS Map: SX 67426 78001
NMR record: SX 67 NE 7
HER record: 5978
Megalithic Portal: 34961
ShortName: CC:CatorCommon
Butler map: 18.4
Grinsell: WID 1
Turner: B3
Notes: Turner B3. "Cairn, to the south-west of (a) - (SX 67 NE45), 15 ft. diameter and 3 ft high; comprised of small stones overgrown with gorse and heather on unenclosed moorland."
Nearby sites: SX67437800
Distance: 1.76km

Cator Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 67112 77513
NMR record: SX 67 NE 16
HER record: 5987
Megalithic Portal: 45793
PMD: Pizwell Bridge
Alternate name: Pizwell Bridge Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:CatorCommon
Butler map: 18.5
Butler Vol 5: p.171 & Fig.110
Grinsell: WID 2
Turner: E10
Notes: Turner E10. Butler Pizwell Bridge Vol. 1. Map 18.5 (diagram Vol 5. p.171). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 2. Possible central cist.
Nearby sites: SX67117751
Distance: 1.18km

Lakehead Hill 7 (Newtake) Cist

Lakehead Hill 7 (Newtake) Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64720 77396
NMR record: SX 67 NW 35
HER record: 5875
Megalithic Portal: 11137
PMD: Lakehead Hill E.
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 7 Cist
ShortName: CT:LakeNew 7
Butler map: 27.19.7
Butler Vol 5: p.184 & Fig.127
DPD page: 118
Grinsell: LYD 57
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Dixon #63. Bar Rep 54. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 7) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.7 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 57. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo top p.118.
Nearby sites: SX64727740
Distance: 1.78km

Lakehead Hill 8 Cist

Lakehead Hill 8 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64715 77178
NMR record: SX 67 NW 38
HER record: 5879
Megalithic Portal: 24377
PMD: Lakehead Hill SE.
ShortName: CT:Lakehead 8
Butler map: 27.19.8
Butler Vol 5: p.61 & Fig.41
DPD page: 118
Grinsell: LYD 58
Barrow Report: 33 55
Notes: Dixon #37. Bar Rep 33. Butler Lakehead Hill (Cairn 8) - Vol. 2. Map 27.19.8 (diagrams pp.48-52). Grinsell LYDFORD 58. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.114 and photo bottom p.118.
Nearby sites: SX64727718
Distance: 1.7km

Lakehead Hill S. Settlement

OS Map: SX 64590 77290
NMR record: SX 67 NW 36
HER record: 5876
Megalithic Portal: 24378
ShortName: ST:LakeheadS
Notes: Lakehead Hill South Hut Circle

Nearby sites: SX64597729
Distance: 1.86km

Lakehead Hill S.E. Stone Row

Lakehead Hill S.E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64701 77409
NMR record: SX 67 NW 35
HER record: 5875
Megalithic Portal: 44544
The Stone Rows of GB: Lakehead Hill 2
PMD: Lakehead Hill 2 Stone Row
Alternate name: Lakehead Hill 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Lakehead SE
DPD page: 118
Notes: "The cist was examined in 1895/6 but nothing was found. It was surrounded by a double retaining circle and a stone row lead from it north west, of which ten stones remained, but these had sunk into the bog leaving only their tops showing". "The stone row which falls in an afforested area could not be
identified and has probably been destroyed."(1979) (E. Dart).
Nearby sites: SX64707741
Distance: 1.81km

Laughter Tor E. Stone Row

Laughter Tor E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Laughter Tor Stone Row
OS Map: SX 65222 75393
NMR record: SX 67 NE 28
HER record: 53417
Megalithic Portal: 2017
The Stone Rows of GB: Laughter Tor 1
PMD: Laugh Tor I Stone Row
Alternate name: Laughter Tor 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Laugh Tor E
DPD page: 122
Notes: Butler Laughter 1. Double row interrupted by a new-take wall. row is robbed near wall. "Bronze Age standing stone 2.65 metres high, 0.7 metres wide and 0.52 metres thick, set into a small cairn. About 18 metres to the south east is a double stone row orientated north west to south east and consisting of at least 23 upright stones and a further 9 displaced ones averaging about 1.7 metres apart. The standing stone was re-erected in 1893 and again in 1911 and the cairn was excavated in 1903". Lethbridge pp.121-122.
Nearby sites: SX65227539
Distance: 1.66km

Laughter Tor W. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Laughter Tor Stone Row
OS Map: SX 65208 75393
NMR record: SX 67 NE 94
HER record: 6002
Megalithic Portal: 2017
The Stone Rows of GB: Laughter Tor 2
PMD: Laugh Tor II Stone Row
Alternate name: Laughter Tor 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Laugh Tor W
DPD page: 122
Notes: Butler Laughter 2. "A double stone row at about 395m OD cuts across the gentle SW projecting spur of Laughter Tor in an area of heather and rough grass some 12m WSW of the standing stone 'Laughter Man'. The stones, although all relatively small in size, form two good slightly curving rows oriented about 295 degs. and 0.7m to 1.2m apart, consisting of thirteen stones extending from SX 6519075381 some 15m ESE to SX 6520475375. Now visible are six stones in each row with a single stone at the NW end. Originally there may have been at least ten in each row at intervals of about 1.2m". Lethbridge pp.121-122.
Nearby sites: SX65217539
Distance: 1.67km

Laughtor Man Standing Stone

Laughtor Man Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Laughter Tor Stone Row
OS Map: SX 65223 75389
NMR record: SX 67 NE 28
HER record: 6001
Megalithic Portal: 2017
PMD: Laugh Tor Man
ShortName: SS:Laughtor
Butler map: 28.12
Butler Vol 5: p.215 & Fig.149
DPD page: 122
Notes: The longstone is 2.4 m high and was found prostrate on a cairn which was excavated by Burnard. The cairn contained "a great quantity of charcoal and peat ashes". The longstone was restored in 1903. A double stone row heads to the longstone. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Prehistoric Complex of Laughter Tor
Nearby sites: SX65227539
Distance: 1.66km

Page last updated 30/06/17