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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
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: 1.58km

Grimslake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Grimslake Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 70418 81166
NMR record: SX 78 SW 10
HER record: 8744
Megalithic Portal: 44533
The Stone Rows of GB: Grimslake Cist
PMD: Hookney Down
Alternate name: Grimslake Mire Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Grimslake
Butler map: 20.16
Butler Vol 5: p.219 & Fig.153
DPD page: 128
Grinsell: N.BOV 3
Turner: E18
Notes: Turner E18 - Grimspound. Dixon #100. Butler Grimslake Mire - Vol. 1. Map 20.16 (diagram p.147). Grinsell NORTH BOVEY 3 (Hookney Down). Cairn with kerb circle and central cist. Lethbridge diagram p.127 and photo top p.128.
Nearby sites: SX70428117
Distance: 0.57km

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: 1.05km

Hameldown N.E. Stone Row

Hameldown N.E. Stone Row

OS Map: SX 71481 80095
NMR: No record found
HER record: 18865
Megalithic Portal: 6333472
The Stone Rows of GB: Hameldown
PMD: Berry Pound Stone Row
Alternate name: Hamel Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Hamel NE
Notes: No NMR listing. HER record MDV18865. Described in Butler Volume 1 Map 20.3. To the south of Berry Pound is a small longhouse. "Within the abandoned field 250m south of the longhouse are the probable remains of a single row first recorded in 1983. Five or six stones remain in line up to 206m apart, the rest having been removed or buried when the field was ploughed."
Nearby sites: SX71488010
Distance: 1.46km

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: 1.07km

Hookney Tor Cairn

OS Map: SX 69905 81314
NMR record: SX 68 SE 36
HER record: 6611
Megalithic Portal: 34982
Alternate name: Hookney Tor summit Cairn
ShortName: CN:HookneyTor
Butler map: 20.7
Grinsell: N.BOV 2
Notes: Tor cairn north of Hookney Tor and resembling a barrow in shape. Enough of the topsoil has been removed to show that the mound is a natural outcrop feature covered with turf and heather, enclosed on three sides by a broken turf and stone bank. A footpath approaching the west side has probably effaced the remainder of the circuit.
Nearby sites: SX69918131
Distance: 1.02km

Shapley Common Standing Stone

OS Map: SX 70012 82227
NMR record:
HER record: -1
PMD: Shapley Common
ShortName: SS:Shapley C1
Butler map: 23.5
Butler Vol 5: p.212
Notes: Possible standing stone, see Butler Vol V (1997) p 212.
Nearby sites: SX70018223
Distance: 1.2km

Shapley Common Hut Circle

OS Map: SX 69420 82060
NMR record: SX 68 SE 384
HER record: 6553
Megalithic Portal: 45859
ShortName: HC:ShapleyComm
DPD page: 128
Notes: Lethbridge p.128 Hut Circle on Shapley Common - particularly fine example.
Nearby sites: SX69428206
Distance: 1.62km

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: 1.94km

Page last updated 30/06/17