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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
Black Tor (Avon) Stone Row

Black Tor (Avon) Stone Row

OS Map: SX 67730 63494
NMR record: SX 66 SE 73
HER record: 5778
Megalithic Portal: 1772
The Stone Rows of GB: Black Tor Avon Stone Row
PMD: Black Tor Avon Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Black Tor
DPD page: 85
Notes: "A stone row running north west - south east seen on the plateau west of Black Tor". The stones are very hidden and difficult to see. The row is headed at the NW end by two small cairns. Lethbridge suggests remains of cist in one of them, diagram p.85. See also HER 5752, SX 66 SE 89 and SX 66 SE 33
Nearby sites: SX67736349
Distance: 1.43km

Brent Moor House Cist

OS Map: SX 68020 64030
NMR record: SX 66 SE 3
HER record: 5744
Megalithic Portal: 45754
PMD: Brent Moor House
ShortName: CT:Brent Moor
Grinsell: BRE 3
Barrow Report: 65
Notes: Dixon #91. Bar Rep. 65. Butler Vol. 4. Map 57.9 (not actually covered in Butler but relevant map). Grinsell SOUTH BRENT 3. "A cist lies on the right bank of the Avon, a short distance above Brent Moor House, about 175 feet below the small stream which flows south of Riders Rings ... The cist, which consists of two end stones and one side stone, stands in a small cairn." Doubtful.

(grinsell) "supposed cairn of large stones, enclosing possible cist placed se-nw. The whole area is covered with clitter, and it is possible that the site may be natural. In summer it is under dense bracken. No measurements given."
Nearby sites: SX68026403
Distance: 0.84km

Brockhill Settlement

OS Map: SX 67700 65700
NMR record: SX 66 NE 20
HER record: 5233
Megalithic Portal: 42627
ShortName: ST:Brockhill
Nearby sites: SX67706570
Distance: 0.95km

Brockhill Ford Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Brockhill Ford Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 67811 65699
NMR record: SX 66 NE 21
HER record: 5234
Megalithic Portal: 705
PMD: Brockhill Ford
Alternate name: Brockhill Ford W. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Brockhill
Butler map: 57.18
DPD page: 88
Grinsell: DEA 2
Turner: D3
Barrow Report: 68
Notes: Turner D3. Dixon #101. Bar Rep. 68. Butler Brockhill Ford W. - Vol. 4. Map 57.18 (pp.151-2 diagram p.152). Grinsell DEAN PRIOR 2 (SW of Brockhill Ford). "The side stones, both 1.4m long, lean inwards and the end stones north west 0.7m long, southeast 0.8m long, are firmly set. The probable coverstone, 1.2m by 0.8m, is displaced and lies to the south east of the cist. The cist is surrounded by the remains of a stone circle, long axis 8.8m, aligned with cist, short axis 7.2m. It is constructed of large slabs, up to 1.4m long with a single upright stone, 0.5m high, set contiguously in the north west arc. There are no visible remains of a cairn." Lethbridge p.88 photo (note the diagram is not related). See also: Huntingdon cross walk
Nearby sites: SX67816570
Distance: 0.91km

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: 0.71km

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: 1.63km

Gripper's Hill Enclosed Settlement

Gripper's Hill Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 68154 64863
NMR record: SX 66 SE 1
HER record: 5742
Megalithic Portal: 45320
ShortName: ES:Grippers
Notes: "A Bronze Age pastoral settlement on Gripper's Hill, Dean Prior, was excavated in July 1954 by Lady Aileen Fox on behalf of the Ministry of Works. The site comprises four enclosures containing ten or more huts."
Nearby sites: SX68156486
Distance: 0km

Gripper's Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Gripper's Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 68650 65503
NMR record: SX 66 NE 14
HER record: 5224
Megalithic Portal: 45822
Alternate name: Gripper's Hill Summit 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Grippers
Butler map: 57.31.1
Grinsell: DEA 4
Turner: A9
Notes: Turner A9. NMR A. "Ring cairn on Gripper's Hill; stone ring 14.0 metres in diameter internally, with bank 1.2 meters wide and 0.3 meters high."
Nearby sites: SX68656550
Distance: 0.81km

Harbourne Head Standing Stone

Harbourne Head Standing Stone

OS Map: SX 69676 65105
NMR record: SX 66 NE 42
HER record: 5197
Megalithic Portal: 42626
PMD: Harbourne Man Standing Stone
Alternate name: Harbourne Man Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Harbourne
Butler Vol 5: p.19
DPD page: 88
Notes: A standing stone represented by a leaning slab of moorland granite. It stands in a slight depression probably worn by cattle using it as a rubbing post. It is 2.40m in length and 1.0m by 0.3m at its base tapering to 0.3m by 0.15m. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Harbourne Man
Nearby sites: SX69686511
Distance: 1.55km

Harbourne Head A Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Harbourne Head A Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 69119 65039
NMR record: SX 66 SE 11
HER record: 5802
Megalithic Portal: 42628
Alternate name: Parnell's Hill 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Harbourne A
Butler map: 57.31.6
Grinsell: DEA 8
Turner: A55
Notes: Turner A55. "One of a pair of cairns on Gripper's Hill." " A ring cairn, Harbourne Head consisting of a stone ring 17.0 metres in diameter internally, with bank 1.8 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Cairn contains a central mound, 12.0 metres in diameter, 0.8 metres high. This type of cairn is referred to as a Dartmoor version of the Wessex bell barrows."
Nearby sites: SX69126504
Distance: 0.99km

Harbourne Head B Embanked Cairn Circle

Harbourne Head B Embanked Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 69147 65009
NMR record: SX 66 SE 11
HER record: 5803
Megalithic Portal: 3279
Alternate name: Parnell's Hill 2 Embanked Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Harbourne B
Butler map: 57.31.7
Grinsell: DEA 10
Turner: B12
Notes: Turner B12. "Embanked stone circle; annular bank of earth and/or stones with inner kerb of orthostats. Measures 15.0 metres in diameter internally with bank 2.0 metres wide and 0.5 meters high with a cairn in the centre, 9.0 metres in diameter and 1.1 metres in height. The west and south sides have been disturbed."
Nearby sites: SX69156501
Distance: 1.01km

Riders Rings Enclosed Settlement

Riders Rings Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 67870 64360
NMR record: SX 66 SE 2
HER record: 5767
Megalithic Portal: 45321
ShortName: ES:RidersRings
DPD page: 85
Notes: "The largest and most important pound in the Avon Valley. Situated on the eastern slope of Zeal Plains. It is best regarded as being two contiguous pounds, of which it would appear that the south west member was constructed first, while the north east member was added as a later extension. The two pounds together cover an area of over six acres and enclose some three dozen hut-circles". Lethbridge p.85
Nearby sites: SX67876436
Distance: 0.57km

Page last updated 30/06/17