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: 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. The database is in early stages of development but now has over 400 records. The data is structured to try to minimise duplication but there are separate entries for all stone rows - so row associated structures such as menhirs and cairn circles will have duplicate entries. For listings of specific types of monument click on Resources in the menu above. Corrections, or any feedback or suggestions are very welcome, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Clicking on the icons for each monument will give the name of the monument. Where icons overlap they are replaced with an icon with a number - if they are sites that are very close together then zooming in may separate them.
Page last updated 24/3/12