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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
Blackaton Down N. Cairn

Blackaton Down N. Cairn

OS Map: SX 70683 79094
NMR record: SX 77 NW 24
HER record: 7413
Megalithic Portal: 16633
ShortName: CN:Blackaton N
Butler map: 20.12.1
Butler Vol 5: p.193 & Fig.137
Grinsell: WID 4
Notes: Grinsell WIDECOMBE 4. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.12. The earthwork remains of two Bronze Age cairns. 'B' is a cairn 42 feet in diameter and 3 feet high. Cairn with small hollow towards centre.
Nearby sites: SX70687909
Distance: 1.38km

Blackaton Down S. Cairn

OS Map: SX 70732 79047
NMR record: SX 77 NW 24
HER record: 7412
Megalithic Portal: 16634
ShortName: CN:Blackaton S
Butler map: 20.12.2
Butler Vol 5: p.192 & Fig.136
Grinsell: WID 5
Notes: Grinsell WIDECOMBE 5. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.12. ['A' SX 7073 7904]. Tumuli on saddle, 'A' is 40 feet in diameter with a rim 1 ft. high. One of pair of cairns, this one is concave or "saucer" shaped.
Nearby sites: SX70737905
Distance: 1.44km

Broad Barrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Broad Barrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 70577 79908
NMR record: SX 77 NW 1
HER record: 20787
Megalithic Portal: 16630
Alternate name: Broad Burrow Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:BroadBarrow
Butler map: 20.9
Grinsell: MAN 10
Turner: A46
Notes: Grinsell MANATON 10. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.9. Turner A46. "Infilled ring cairn. Stone ring 14 metres diameter internally with bank 2.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. Infilled to 0.25 metres below bank top."
Nearby sites: SX70587991
Distance: 1.46km

Challacombe Down Cairn Circle

Challacombe Down Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Challacombe Down Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 68980 80840
NMR record: SX 68 SE 28
HER record: 49462
Megalithic Portal: 1819
PMD: Challacombe Down Stone Row
ShortName: CC:Challacombe
Butler map: 24.3
Butler Vol 5: p.239 & Fig.169
Turner: G20
Notes: Turner Stone Circle G20. Dubious site - the current arrangement relates to stones placed during restoration of the stone row. See Worth (1953) p. 226 on how "nothing coherent" came of attempts to re-erect stones scattered to the west of the north end of the row which gave the appearance of a stone circle.
Nearby sites: SX68988084
Distance: 1.67km

Challacombe Down Standing Stone

Challacombe Down Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Challacombe Down Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 68960 80860
NMR record: SX 68 SE 28
HER record: 6600
Megalithic Portal: 10092
PMD: Challacombe Stone Row
ShortName: SS:Challacombe
Butler map: 24.3
DPD page: 126
Notes: The largest and most prominent blocking stone of the Dartmoor rows is to be found at the Challacombe triple row. Worth states that it is over 5 feet in width at the base and over 6 feet in height. Butler (Vol. 2) states that the terminal pillar is today 0.5m shorter than when it was measured in 1893.
Nearby sites: SX68968086
Distance: 1.69km

Challacombe Down Stone Row

Challacombe Down Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Challacombe Down Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 69016 80718
NMR record: SX 68 SE 28
HER record: 6600
Megalithic Portal: 1819
The Stone Rows of GB: Challacombe Down
PMD: Challacombe Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Challacombe
Butler map: 24.3
Butler Vol 5: p.239 & Fig.169
DPD page: 126
Notes: "Bronze Age triple stone row well marked and wider apart at the north, drawing nearer to the south where they meet a blocking stone of unusual size. The stones have suffered little in their restoration except that a stone in the middle row was turned to form a blocking stone for that row. The loose stones scattered to the west of the north end have been suggested to form a stone circle and additional rows but may be stones excavated from the north end of the stone row."
Nearby sites: SX69028072
Distance: 1.55km

Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

Grimspound Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Grimspound Enclosed Settlement
OS Map: SX 70070 80840
NMR record: SX 78 SW 11
HER record: 8778
Megalithic Portal: 1344141065
ShortName: ES:Grimspound
DPD page: 127
Notes: Probabaly the best known enclosed settlement on Dartmoor, within walking distance of Warren House Inn. "Prehistoric enclosed settlement with a substantial granite surrounding wall, containing 24 hut circles, as well as several 'pens' built into the enclosure wall, positioned in a valley between Hookney Tor and Hameldon. First planned by A. C. Shillibeer in 1829, this site was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1894-5. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority". Extensive notes in the NMR record, see also coverage on Wikipedia and Legendary Dartmoor.
Nearby sites: SX70078084
Distance: 1.81km

Hameldon Cist

Hameldon Cist

OS Map: SX 71008 78345
NMR record: SX 77 NW 12
HER record: 7519
Megalithic Portal: 16636
PMD: Hamel Down S.
Alternate name: Hamel Down S. Cist
ShortName: CT:Hameldon
Butler map: 20.15
Butler Vol 5: p.178 & Fig.120
DPD page: 129
Grinsell: WID 7
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Dixon #60. Bar Rep. 54. Butler Hamel Down 15 (S) - Vol. 1. Map 20.15 (Cairn 15 p.149, diagram Vol 5. p.178). Grinsell WIDECOMBE 7. Precise location originally unsurveyed but given approximately by Worth as SX 71257908. This may explain the large discrepancy between the NMR position and that given by Butler and in the HER. Three sides of the cist are visible with the fourth having sunken below the earth. The capstone is incomplete and only partly covers the cavity. Lethbridge diagram p129 and photo top p.129.
Nearby sites: SX71017834
Distance: 1.91km

Hameldown Beacon Cairn

Hameldown Beacon Cairn

OS Map: SX 70832 78923
NMR record: SX 77 NW 26
HER record: 7435
Megalithic Portal: 16635
ShortName: CN:HamelBeacon
Butler map: 20.13
Grinsell: WID 6
Notes: Grinsell WIDECOMBE 6. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.13 A grass covered cairn which was alleged to have been used as a beacon in medieval period.
Nearby sites: SX70837892
Distance: 1.56km

Hameldown Tor Cairn

Hameldown Tor Cairn

OS Map: SX 70318 80574
NMR record: SX 78 SW 12
HER record: 8768
Megalithic Portal: 16628
ShortName: CN:HameldonTor
Butler map: 20.8
Grinsell: MAN 2
Turner: E54
Notes: Grinsell MANATON 2. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.8. Cairn on hameldown tor.(diam 14m. Heig 700mm)a denuded cairn with kerb of large stones on northern half only. Pillar and conical mound of small stones of evidently modern date. Remainder of kerb visible (11 stones). Remainder of cairn largely grassed over but head sized granite boulders visible (os trig. Point and recent mound of stones on top).
Nearby sites: SX70328057
Distance: 1.71km

Red Barrows Cairn

Red Barrows Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Soussons Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 67718 79650
NMR record: SX 67 NE 3
HER record: 6007
Megalithic Portal: 34986
PMD: Red Barrows
Alternate name: Red Barrows 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:RedBarrows
Butler map: 24.2.1
Grinsell: MAN 5
Notes: Four Bronze Age round barrows between 10 and 20 meters in diameter and 0.5 to 2.2 meters high. One barrow was excavated in 1902, finds included pottery and flints. See also HER records, 6004, 6005, 6006, 6007.
Nearby sites: SX67727965
Distance: 1.64km

Single Barrow Cairn

Single Barrow Cairn

OS Map: SX 70570 79535
NMR record: SX 77 NW 22
HER record: 7487
Megalithic Portal: 16631
ShortName: CN:SingleBarro
Butler map: 20.10
Butler Vol 5: p.23
Grinsell: MAN 11
Notes: Grinsell MANATON 11. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.10. Round barrow, crowned by boundary stone dated 1854, and inscribed single burrow. Excavated 1873. Diameter 23 metres, height 1.0 metres.
Nearby sites: SX70577954
Distance: 1.31km

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Soussons Common Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Soussons Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 67518 78700
NMR record: SX 67 NE 6
HER record: 6014
Megalithic Portal: 1266
PMD: Soussons Plantation
Alternate name: Soussons Plantation S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Soussons Cm
Butler map: 24.2.6
DPD page: 124
Grinsell: MAN 9
Turner: D2
Barrow Report: 22 23 45
Notes: Turner D2. Dixon #16. Bar Rep. 23. Butler Soussons Plantation S - Vol. 2. Map 24.2.6 (diagrams pp. 18-20). See also HER record MDV6013. Grinsell MANATON 9. "A 28 feet diameter cairn circle with a central cist (plan). The tallest stone in the cairn circle is about 2 feet high. Excavated 1903; nothing found." Lethbridge p.124.
Nearby sites: SX67527870
Distance: 1.85km

Soussons Down (Red Barrows) Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Soussons Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 67670 79980
NMR record: SX 67 NE 233
HER record: 6015
Megalithic Portal: 2136
The Stone Rows of GB: Soussons Down
PMD: Red Barrows Stone Row
Alternate name: Soussons Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Red Barrows
Notes: Triple row destroyed in 1946 Butler Vol. 5 p38, Vol. 3 Map 24.2 p.19. The row was associated with a cairn about 300m north of the four Red Barrow cairn group (SX 67 NE 3).
Nearby sites: SX67677998
Distance: 1.81km

Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Two Barrows Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 70654 79219
NMR record: SX 77 NW 23
HER record: 7409
Megalithic Portal: 16632
Alternate name: Two Barrows 1 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Two Barrows
Butler map: 20.11.1
Butler Vol 5: p.23
Grinsell: MAN 12
Barrow Report: 21
Notes: Grinsell MANATON 12. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.11 Two Barrows 1. [N.b. Treated as Turner type Stone Ring Cairn circle from the description]. "The northern barrow was excavated in 1872. It measures 40 feet in diameter and 4 1/2 feet high. A ring of stones encircled the barrow and in the centre was a small cairn. A cremation burial was found to the SE of the centre covered by five flat stones. With the cremation was the blade of a bronze dagger and a pommel made from amber with a decoration consisting of rows of gold pins" See: Bate, C Spence, Researches into Some Antient Tumuli on Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 5 pp.549-58 (1872). Relevant Butler map Vol. 1. Map 20.
Nearby sites: SX70657922
Distance: 1.35km

Two Barrows S Cairn

Two Barrows S Cairn

OS Map: SX 70663 79203
NMR record: SX 77 NW 23
HER record: 7411
Megalithic Portal: 16632
Alternate name: Two Barrows 2 Cairn
ShortName: CN:TwoBarrowsS
Butler map: 20.11.2
Butler Vol 5: p.23
Grinsell: WID 3
Notes: Grinsell WIDECOMBE 3. Butler Volume 1 Map 20.11 Two Barrows 2. An oval, stony mound measuring 15.5m E-W and 10.5m N-S. It stands up to 1.1m high and was probably originally bowl-profiled. The N slope is spit by a narrow path and a N-S slope across the top of the barrow has caused minor damage. It appears to be unexcavated. The mounds is crossed by a maintained drystone field wall, approaching from the SE and turning W on the barrow. The wall is built over the mound and does not seem to have caused much damage. This barrow appears to have been a target point for a reave, Fleming's Hameldon South, approaching from the E and stopping 3.5m short of the mound. The reave line is continued W by the modern wall beyond the barrow. See also: Bate, C Spence, Researches into Some Antient Tumuli on Dartmoor, T.D.A. Vol. 5 pp.549-58 (1872).
Nearby sites: SX70667920
Distance: 1.36km

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