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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.


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Assycombe Standing Stone

Assycombe Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66101 82649
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6537
Megalithic Portal: 1738
PMD: Assycombe Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
DPD page: 135
Notes: Bronze Age stone row and cairn, Assycombe. The double stone row is 120m long terminating in the cairn at the North-East end. The South-West end is blocked by a stone 2.0m high. The largest stone, 2m high, lies at the E end and was re-erected re-erected by Baring-Gould in 1892 or 1893. The cairn is 8.4m in diameter and 0.6m high.
Nearby sites: SX66108265
Distance: 1.5km

Assycombe Stone Row

Assycombe Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66095 82641
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6537
Megalithic Portal: 1738
The Stone Rows of GB: Assycombe Stone Row
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
DPD page: 135
Notes: "Bronze Age stone row and cairn, Assycombe. The double stone row is 120m long terminating in the cairn at the North-East end. The South-West end is blocked by a stone 2.0m high, re-erected there by Baring-Gould. The cairn is 8.4m in diameter and 0.6m high. Scheduled." Also from Burnard's 1892 field notes: The row, which starts from a ruined cairn, consists of 84 standing stones, and extends 800 feet E. and W., running in two rows down the hill towards Assycombe. It terminates towards the W. in a stone lying prone, 5' 9" long. 2'' wide. The avenue is from 5' to 6' wide, inner measurement. The stones composing the row are 18" high, and down to 6".
Nearby sites: SX66108264
Distance: 1.51km

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66102 82650
NMR record: SX 68 SE 4
HER record: 6538
Megalithic Portal: 45814
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
Alternate name: Assycombe Hill Stone Row Encircled Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
Butler Vol 5: p.232 & Fig.164
DPD page: 135
Grinsell: LYD 26
Turner: F16
Notes: The cairn at the E end is in line with the N of the two rows. It measures 8.4m in diameter and is 0.6m high. It contains a large quantity of stone; two stones in the centre, set at right angles to each other around a hollow, suggest the remains of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX66108265
Distance: 1.5km

East Lowton Settlement

OS Map: SX 66600 83700
NMR record: SX 68 SE 44
HER record: 107002
Megalithic Portal: 34966
ShortName: ST:EastLowton
Nearby sites: SX66608370
Distance: 0.52km

Fernworthy Stone Circle

Fernworthy Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65487 84126
NMR record: SX 68 SE 56
HER record: 6534
Megalithic Portal: 530
PMD: Fernworthy Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Fernworth
DPD page: 138
Turner: G13
Notes: The Fernworthy circle is part of a group of ceremonial monuments including 3 stone rows and 5 cairns that may once have rivalled Merrivale and Shovel Down as ceremonial centres. The site is in a small clearing in Fernworthy Forrest off the path to Teignhead Farm. The circle is remarkably intact with all but 2 stones still in their original places ... It is 20m in diameter and consists of 27 small stones. The stone rows and cairns probably came later and surround the site. The circle was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1897. They found that the interior of the circle was covered in a layer of charcoal suggesting that it had been the scene of very many fires - perhaps funeral pyres or feasts. See also Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Fernworthy Stone. DNP Post 3D.
Nearby sites: SX65498413
Distance: 1.67km

Fernworthy Ceremonial Complex

Fernworthy Ceremonial Complex

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65480 84120
NMR record: SX 68 SE 56
HER record: 6534
Megalithic Portal: 35937
PMD: Fernworthy
ShortName: CX:Fernwthy
DPD page: 138
Notes: Lethbridge p.138
Nearby sites: SX65488412
Distance: 1.68km

Fernworthy Cist

Fernworthy Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65498 84099
NMR record: SX 68 SE 93
HER record: 6719
Megalithic Portal: 35826
PMD: Fernworthy
Alternate name: Fernworthy 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Fernworth
Butler map: 35.15.2
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.13
DPD page: 138
Grinsell: LYD 23
Notes: Dixon #97. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.15.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.36 - row 2). Grinsell LYDFORD 23. Newman Barrow B. The remains of this cist are in the 6m diameter barrow at the N end of the Fernworthy S.E. stone row. The cist in the centre is represented by two stones set at right angles, 0.4m tall internally. Excavated by the Dartmoor Excavation Committee in 1898. A lot of burnt bone was found. DNP Post 6D.
Nearby sites: SX65508410
Distance: 1.66km

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65483 84101
NMR record: SX 68 SE 58
HER record: 14885
Megalithic Portal: 35827
Alternate name: Fernworthy 3 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:FernworthyS
Butler map: 35.15.3
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.14
Grinsell: LYD 21
Turner: F25
Notes: Turner F25. Newman Barrow A. Small turf-covered cairn at the northern end of the western double stone row south of Fernworthy stone circle forming part of the Froggymead ceremonial complex. It measures 6.5 metres in diameter and has a central hollow resulting from excavation in 1898. Two rings of orthostats, 7m and 5m diameter, around cairn 4.5m diameter and 0.2m high (Turner). It once had a retaining circle of small stones but only three were visible in 2013. DNP Post 2D.
Nearby sites: SX65488410
Distance: 1.68km

Fernworthy Barrow C Cairn

OS Map: SX 65485 84047
NMR record: SX 68 SE 93
HER record: 14887
Megalithic Portal: 35829
Alternate name: Fernworthy 4 Cairn
ShortName: CN:FernworthyC
Butler map: 35.15.4
Grinsell: LYD 22
Notes: Newman Barrow C.Cairn forming part of the cermonial complex at Froggymeade. Sitated at the southern end of the eastern stone row to the south of Fernworthy stone circle. It was excavated in 1898 but had previously been disturbed. Only one small flint flake was found.
Nearby sites: SX65498405
Distance: 1.66km

Fernworthy E. Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65561 84090
NMR record: SX 68 SE 57
HER record: 6560
Megalithic Portal: 3234
Alternate name: Fernworthy 5 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:FernworthyE
Butler map: 35.15.5
DPD page: 138
Grinsell: LYD 24
Turner: F4
Notes: Turner F4. Newman Barrow D. "5.8m diameter. Has 3 stones spaced on the east side. A beaker, flint knife, dress fastener and a piece of bronze were discovered when the cairn was excavated in 1898". The crushed beaker. When reconstructed it became one of Dartmoor's most important Bronze Age finds and is now on display in Plymouth City Museum along with the other artifacts retrieved. DNP Post 7D.
Nearby sites: SX65568409
Distance: 1.6km

Fernworthy N. Cairn

OS Map: SX 65537 84325
NMR record: SX 68 SE 55
HER record: 6563
Megalithic Portal: 35828
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 1
PMD: Fernworthy N Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:FernworthyN
Butler map: 35.15.1
Grinsell: LYD 20
Notes: Newman Barrow E. Remains of a small cairn at the northern terminus of the double stone row north of the Fernworthy stone circle. The cairn has been damaged by past tree planting and the feature can be hard to identify as the remains are low to the ground and spread far beyond its original form. Radcliffe quotes Butler and also refers to HER/SMR number 6556 or 6562. "The 1898 plan shows a mound with a stone alongside as its northern terminus, probably a cairn, 1, with a retaining circle. This stone is still visible together with another at an angle, perhaps one side of a cist ..." (Butler Vol 2 pp. 164-5)
Nearby sites: SX65548433
Distance: 1.68km

Fernworthy N. Stone Row

Fernworthy N. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65538 84336
NMR record: SX 68 SE 55
HER record: 6562
Megalithic Portal: 1933
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 1
PMD: Fernworthy B Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Fernwthy N
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 1. "To the N of Fernworthy stone circle is a double stone row. At its N end are the disturbed remains of a barrow. The row survives well for 125m although beyond this (to the N) it has been heavily disturbed by forestry activity as far as the barrow. The plan of 1898, made prior to afforestation, shows the N end of the double row as already `buried or lost'. The surviving part of the double row contains paired, low stones 0.8m to 1.4m apart, averaging 0.3m high, although many are flush with the ground. The tallest stones are at the S end. The alignment of the row is tangential to the circle (SX 68 SE 56). The barrow at the N end of the row measures 6m in diameter, although it is very amorphous due to tree planting. there is a large proportion of stone in the centre of the low mound, as well as some amorphous scarping and one large upright slab." DNP Post 8D
Nearby sites: SX65548434
Distance: 1.69km

Fernworthy S.E. Stone Row

Fernworthy S.E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65490 84070
NMR record: SX 68 SE 93
HER record: 6556
Megalithic Portal: 10484
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 2
PMD: Fernworthy C Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Fernwthy SE
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 2. "Centred at SX 65518404 is a cairn. 45m to the N at SX 65508409 is a barrow containing the remains of a cist. Between the two are the very fragmented remains of an alleged double stone row running N to S parallel to another row (SX 68 SE 59) which leads towards Fernworthy Stone Circle. The row, barrow and cairn have all been comprehensively damaged by afforestation and the digging of the adjacent drainage channels. Seven stones survive of an alignment but there is little evidence that it was a double row. The barrow at the N end of the row measures up to 6m in diameter and is 0.4m high, although its shape is obscured by drainage channels. The cist in the centre is represented by two stones set at right angles, 0.4m tall internally. The cairn at the S end of the row measures 7.3m N to S by 8.5m and is 0.5m high. There is a large amount of surface stone on and around it." DNP Post 5D.
Nearby sites: SX65498407
Distance: 1.66km

Fernworthy S.W. Stone Row

Fernworthy S.W. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65479 84105
NMR record: SX 68 SE 59
HER record: 14886
Megalithic Portal: 1934
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 3
PMD: Fernworthy A Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 3 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Fernwthy SW
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 3. "A disturbed double stone row is centred SX 65488408. It is 21m long and is oriented N to S. At the N end is a cairn (SX 68 SE 58) offset slightly W of the alignment of the row. Beyond this to the N is Fernworthy Stone Circle (SX 68 SE 56). The S end of the row is not very well preserved. The plan of 1898 depicts it terminating at a stone in the face of a wall, although the wall has since been removed. The stones in the row average 0.5m to 0.6m tall and lie in an area of amorphous modern earthworks up to 0.3m deep." DNP Post 1D.
Nearby sites: SX65488411
Distance: 1.68km

Heath Stone Standing Stone

Heath Stone Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 67120 83750
NMR record: SX 68 SE 42
HER record: 6650
Megalithic Portal: 14933
ShortName: SS:Heath Stone
Butler map: 25.
Notes: The original Heath Stone was a boundary stone which was referred to in the Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor in 1240 and some very early maps. According to Butler (Vol. 2 Map 25 p.32) the stone carved with a biblical inscription in 1970 that is currently known as the Heath Stone is unlikely to have been the original Heath Stone as it is in a useless position to be of any use as a boundary stone. The stone was not included in maps from the 18th century and then reappeared in a different location. It is doubtful that the current stone is the original or that it is prehistoric. Crossing suggests that the large standing stone in the Hurston Ridge stone row is the actual Heath Stone. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Dartmoor Heathstone
Nearby sites: SX67128375
Distance: 0km

Hurston Ridge Standing Stone

Hurston Ridge Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 67280 82490
NMR record: SX 68 SE 10
HER record: 6541
Megalithic Portal: 8345
PMD: Hurston Ridge Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:HurstonRidg
Butler map: 25.9
DPD page: 136
Notes: Hurston Ridge is one of the best examples of a double stone now on Dartmoor. At the south end is a cairn 22feet in diameter. The space between the rows widens intentionally as it approaches the cairn. The first stone from the south in the eastern row is the largest stone and stands 5 feet 10 inches high. Crossing suggests this may have been the original Heath Stone. A cinerary urn, in fragments except for the rim, was discovered in the cairn in 1900. Restored, the urn, 18 3/4 inches high, 16 inches in diameter at the rim and 8 inches in diameter at the base was revealed as an unusually large and handsome bipartite Overhanging rim or crowned urn of Middle Bronze Age type.
Nearby sites: SX67288249
Distance: 1.27km

Hurston Ridge Settlement

OS Map: SX 67400 82500
NMR record: SX 68 SE 9
HER record: 6668
Megalithic Portal: 34979
ShortName: ST:HurstonRidg
Butler map: 25.9
Nearby sites: SX67408250
Distance: 1.28km

Hurston Ridge Stone Row

Hurston Ridge Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 67260 82437
NMR record: SX 68 SE 10
HER record: 6541
Megalithic Portal: 8345
The Stone Rows of GB: Hurston Ridge
PMD: Hurston Ridge Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Hurston
Butler map: 25.9
Butler Vol 5: p.228 & Fig.161
DPD page: 136
Notes: .Worth: Watern Hill. "A stone alignment which includes two parallel lines of upright stones leading downslope for 143 metres from a round cairn. The lower end of the alignment is denoted by a blocking stone. Midway along the alignment a length of later enclosure walling crosses the row. The cairn at the upper end of the alignment measures 5.9 metres in diameter and stands up to a height of 0.6 metres. A large slab denoting the north eastern edge of the cairn may represent a second blocking stone of the associated alignment. A cinerary urn was found in the cairn." A number of the stones were restored to their original sockets in 1894. A broken hand axe was discovered in the pit in which one of the stones had stood near to the menhir next to the cairn.
Nearby sites: SX67268244
Distance: 1.32km

Lowton Brook W. Settlement

OS Map: SX 66300 83400
NMR record: SX 68 SE 66
HER record: 104672
Megalithic Portal: 24262
ShortName: ST:LowtonBrW
Nearby sites: SX66308340
Distance: 0.89km

Metherall Settlement

OS Map: SX 66800 84000
NMR record: SX 68 SE 49
HER record: 6624
Megalithic Portal: 15138
ShortName: ST:Metherall
Nearby sites: SX66808400
Distance: 0.41km

Thornworthy Cist

Thornworthy Cist

OS Map: SX 66742 84334
NMR record: SX 68 SE 48
HER record: 6613
Megalithic Portal: 15453
PMD: Thornworthy
ShortName: CT:Thornworthy
Butler map: 35.22
Butler Vol 5: p.64 & Fig.42
DPD page: 137
Grinsell: CHA 3
Turner: E39
Barrow Report: 56
Notes: Dixon #71. Bar Rep 56. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.22 (p.169, photo on p.136, diagram Vol. 5. p.64). Grinsell CHAGFORD 3. Originally there was a second slightly smaller cist. This was removed after the excavation and re-erected at Torquay Museum. It is now at the High Moorland Visitor Centre at Princetown.
Nearby sites: SX66748433
Distance: 0.69km

Thornworthy Corner (N) Cist

OS Map: SX 66120 85470
NMR record: SX 68 NE 42
HER record: 6183
Megalithic Portal: 45776
PMD: Downhill from Three Boys
Alternate name: Thornworthy Corner N. Cist
ShortName: CT:Thornwort N
Butler map: 36.7
Grinsell: CHA 2
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 36.7. Grinsell CHAGFORD 2 (Shovel Down, E of Three Boys).
Nearby sites: SX66128547
Distance: 1.99km

West Vitifer Cist

OS Map: SX 67574 82807
NMR record: SX 68 SE 7
HER record: 6615
Megalithic Portal: 34980
PMD: Chagford Common
ShortName: CT:WestVitifer
Butler map: 25.11
Grinsell: CHA 4
Barrow Report: 16
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 25.11 ( p.32). Grinsell CHAGFORD 4 (Chagford Common). "The cairn was partially excavated in 1897 by the Barrow Committee of the Devonshire Association. This working revealed a ring of slabs surrounding a cist which had not been previously examined. In the cist there was a complete Bronze Age beaker together with charcoal but no trace of a burial." Cairn survives, restored urn thought to be in Plymouth museum. See: Sixteenth Barrow Report 1897
Nearby sites: SX67578281
Distance: 1.04km

Yardworthy Stone Row

OS Map: SX 67600 84390
NMR record: SX 68 SE 133
HER record: 61337
Megalithic Portal: 6333471
The Stone Rows of GB: Yardworthy
PMD: Yardworthy
ShortName: SR:Yardworthy
Notes: "Stone row in Yardworthy Newtake, an area of rough pasture that has since undergone some stone clearance. Apparently the remains of a double row it starts 3.0 metres from a low barrow at SX67608438 and extends to the north-east for 7.0 metres. The north-west side consists of four stones, 2.0 to 2.5 metres apart. The south-eastern side about 1.4 metres distant has only one stone and two turf humps which may conceal others. Visible stones are barely 0.1 metres high. Immediately beyond the north-east end is a hollow or stone pit about 4.0 by 2.0 metres diameter. This, and clearance in the area may have destroyed any continuation."
Nearby sites: SX67608439
Distance: 0.8km

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