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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX553718

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About the database listings: In all listings clicking on the photo or the site name will open a page for the site with a larger photo and further details from the database. The database now has over 6680 records covering nearly all publicly listed sites on Dartmoor including around 4800 round houses. This level of detail is of interest to archaeologists but tends to swamp listings of sites more likely to be of interest for walkers. For this reason, the listings default to around 550 core sites only. These are the stone circles, stone rows and the ring cairns listed by Turner. The default search radius is 2 km. The controls below the map can be used to start a new search by entering a 6- or 8-digit reference (without the prefix "SX"). The search radius can be specified and you can add incremental Display layers of detail on top of the core sites. If using a more detailed layer you will need to decrease the search radius to avoid getting hundreds of search results.

These listings have incorporated, matched up and merged all of the records from all of the major archaeological listings including: Worth, Grinsell, Turner, Butler, Bill Radcliffe, Sandy Gerrard, Megalithic Portal, the National Monument Records and the Historic Environment Records. The author would like to thank Bill, Sandy, the lovely people both at Megalithic Portal (especially Anne Tate who did an amazing job to link listings) and at ACE Archaeology for collaborative work over the years to synchronise and correct listings across the various websites which now interlink. A culmination of years of work the final merger of cairn records took 3 months of cross referencing in 2017 the result being a snapshot of the records at that time. This data has in turn been refined since by field work and research. The round house data was supplied by Sandy Gerrard. Grid references are in order of accuracy: from Google Earth satellite, if visible and found, from a Garmin GPS reading, if visited by the author and from the literature otherwise. Individual site pages will state the source of the grid reference and provide satellite imagery. If a site listing lacks a photo it has not yet been visited by the author in which case the grid reference is from the literature.

Currently the database only includes sites which can be represented by a grid reference. Reaves are not included as they require GIS shape technology which is beyond the current capability of this system. To see the sources for the records, look at the tables on the resources menu. The database listings can also be viewed on a Google map and downloaded as GPS datasets for Garmin devices.

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 site. You can zoom in and out and drag the map around.

List of sites within 2km of SX553718

Black Tor (Stanlake) Stone Row

Black Tor (Stanlake) Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56988 71381
NMR record: SX 57 SE 35
HER record: 4994
Megalithic Portal: 1771
The Stone Rows of GB: Black Tor Stanlake
PMD: Black Tor Stanlake Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Stanlake
Butler map: 45.14
DPD page: 24
Notes: "A Bronze Age Stone Row lies just inside, and is partly buried by, a substantial field boundary. The row extends from SX57217155 to SX57007137, some 294m long and includes at least 57 visible stones. Its north-eastern end is denoted by a substantial blocking stone and its lower south-western end by three funerary cairns. The row can be seen as three distinct parts forming the whole. The northern part includes 39 stones, the central group of 8 stones is separated from the northern row by a 66.2m wide gap whilst the southern group is on a slightly different alignment to the others. The row is unusual in that the blocking stone is at the upper end and a cairn lies at the lower end." Lethbridge diagram and photo p.24.
Nearby sites: SX56997138
Distance: 1.74km

Ingra Tor Cist

Ingra Tor Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55874 72093
NMR record: SX 57 SE 50
HER record: 4983
Megalithic Portal: 45735
PMD: Ingra Tor
Alternate name: lngra Tor Cist
ShortName: CT:Ingra Tor
Butler map: 45.16
DPD page: 19
Grinsell: WAL 9
Barrow Report: 56
Notes: Butler Vol. 3. Map 45.16 (diagram p.51)
Nearby sites: SX55877209
Distance: 0.64km

Leeden Hill Standing Stone

Leeden Hill Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56015 71286
NMR record: SX 57 SE 95
HER record: 28499
Megalithic Portal: 45567
PMD: Leeden Hill Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Leeden Hill
Butler map: 45.
Notes: Possibly a prehistoric standing stone but may also be a much later marker since there are at least three similar stones in a line towards Ingra Tor set out at wide intervals as if to mark a boundary
Nearby sites: SX56027129
Distance: 0.88km

Leeden Tor Stone Row

Leeden Tor Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56522 71474
NMR record: SX 57 SE 104
HER record: 50223
Megalithic Portal: 2020
The Stone Rows of GB: Leeden Tor
PMD: Leeden Tor Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Leeden Tor
Butler map: 45.15
DPD page: 23
Notes: "BA cairn and stone row. The scrappy remains of a single stone row now 165m long descend from a badly battered cairn on the south-east slopes of Leeden Tor. The cairn is about 6m across with a large central pit and partial retaining circle. At least 14 stones remain in a line, four only still earthfast and the rest either flat or buried. Stone pits record the loss of some of the stones". Lethbridge p23, diagram p.24. See also: Sea Views at Leeden Tor
Nearby sites: SX56527147
Distance: 1.26km

Routrundle North Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55380 71850
NMR record: SX 57 SE 52
HER record: 105688
Megalithic Portal: 45577
ShortName: ES:Routrundl N
Notes: Routrundle North Pound: "Broadly oval enclosure, 58 by 48 metres diameter. Part of the south-west perimeter is represented by a stony scarp 0.5 metres high, elsewhere it comprises a stone spread of similar height upon which is a modern field wall."
Nearby sites: SX55387185
Distance: 0.09km

Routrundle south Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55250 71720
NMR record: SX 57 SE 53
HER record: 3775
Megalithic Portal: 45578
ShortName: ES:Routrundl S
Notes: Routrundle South Pound: "A roughly oval field with diameters of 58.0 metres by 64.0 metres and a modern perimeter wall 1.5 metres high. There are no obvious footings of a previous wall but the plan and size (0.25 hectares) suggest that it is the fossilization of a prehistoric enclosure similar to that 250 metres to the north-east."
Nearby sites: SX55257172
Distance: 0.09km

Sharpitor (N) or Peek Hill Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Sharpitor (N) or Peek Hill Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55839 70693
NMR record: SX 57 SE 48
HER record: 3769
Megalithic Portal: 1246
PMD: Peek Hill
Alternate name: Sharpitor N. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Peek Hill
Butler map: 45.12
DPD page: 22
Grinsell: WAL 21
Turner: E41
Barrow Report: 72
Notes: Bar Rep. 72 (TDA Vol 88 p.222). Butler Sharpitor N. - Vol. 3. Map 45.12 (diagram p.45 & photo p.84).
Nearby sites: SX55847069
Distance: 1.23km

Sharpitor E. Stone Row

Sharpitor E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56171 70819
NMR record: SX 57 SE 46
HER record: 4991
Megalithic Portal: 2117
The Stone Rows of GB: Sharpitor North East
PMD: Sharpitor E Stone Row
Alternate name: Sharpitor NE Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Sharpitor E
Butler map: 45.13
DPD page: 21
Notes: Described by Worth as "Sharpitor, foot of eastern slope". Listed by Butler as Sharpitor N.E. (which can be confused with another alleged row). "A stone row, with a cairn at the west end at SX 56147078, extends almost due west for 26.0m. to SX 56167078. The cairn, mutilated and amorphous, is now approximately 6.7m in diameter and 0.3m. high at its maximum. There are nine stones in the row, including three pairs, with an additional stone which seems to be displaced, all between 0.1m. and 0.3m. high. The east end of the row is terminated by a reave (SX 67 SE 91) which has cut across and evidently destroyed any westward extension." Lethbridge pp.20-22.
Nearby sites: SX56177082
Distance: 1.31km

Sharpitor N.W. 1 Stone Row

Sharpitor N.W. 1 Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55665 70617
NMR record: SX 57 SE 49
HER record: 3762
Megalithic Portal: 2118
The Stone Rows of GB: Sharpitor North West 1
PMD: Sharpitor Summit N Stone Row
Alternate name: Sharpitor NW 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Sharp NW1
Butler map: 45.12.1
DPD page: 21
Barrow Report: 66
Notes: "The double stone row is in poor shape. Both terminals have survived fixing its length at 113m from the blocking stone to the centre of the cairn. The cairn (4.5 x 0.3) has lost its retaining circle and has been dug into in the centre. The other end of the row is well defined by a pair of larger slabs in the line of the rows followed by a central cross-set blocking stone 1.2m long that has been tipped backwards and is partly overgrown. The stones seemed to have increased in size nearer the cairn. Unusually the highest point on the ground is not at the cairn end but near the centre of the rows as they cross the summit of the ridge". Lethbridge pp.20-22. See also: Sea Views at Sharpitor NW 1
Nearby sites: SX55677062
Distance: 1.24km

Sharpitor N.W. 2 Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55687 70600
NMR record: SX 57 SE 118
HER record: 3761
Megalithic Portal: 2119
The Stone Rows of GB: Sharpitor North West 2
PMD: Sharpitor Summit S Stone Row
Alternate name: Sharpitor NW 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Sharp NW2
Butler map: 45.12.2
DPD page: 21
Notes: "A BA single stone row oriented NE - SW at a very slight angle to the north-east end of the adjacent double stone row. The large scale survey dated 1980 shows a total of thirty stones whilst in 1994 it was reported that only about 10 stones can be identified with certainty and half of these are either buried or just showing. The row is partially obscured by moorland grass and the area is heavily disturbed by grazing animals and walkers tracks. The extent of the row is unclear and there is no ground evidence of an associated cairn or a blocking stone. Heavy wear and tear of the fragile peat cover has caused many natural moorland stones to be exposed on the line of the row". Lethbridge pp.20-22. See also: Sea Views at Sharpitor NW 2
Nearby sites: SX55697060
Distance: 1.26km

Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Cairn Circle

Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55056 70751
NMR record: SX 57 SE 72
HER record: 5011
Megalithic Portal: 52566
PMD: Sharpitor W Stone Row
Alternate name: Sharpitor W. stone row Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Sharpitor W
Butler map: 45.11
DPD page: 20
Grinsell: WAL 18
Notes: "The cairn lies on a gentle sw slope ne of horseyeatt farm, with a stone row see sx57se/141 running sw from it. The cairn is about 7m in diameter and 0.6m height, partly turf-covered, with a central hollow. The visible set stones within the cairn suggest two or three underlying concentric stone circles. These stones have a maximum height of 0.2m and are predominantly set with their long axes tangential to the circle". Lethbridge pp.19-20, diagram p.19.
Nearby sites: SX55067075
Distance: 1.08km

Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Stone Row

Sharpitor W. (Peek Hill) Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 55058 70748
NMR record: SX 57 SE 72
HER record: 12831
Megalithic Portal: 2120
The Stone Rows of GB: Sharpitor West
PMD: Sharpitor W Stone Row
Alternate name: Sharpitor W Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Sharpitor W
Butler map: 45.11
DPD page: 20
Notes: Butler: Sharpitor W, Worth: Peek Hill. Near Horseyeat Farm. "BA stone row and cairn. The 132m long row has 47 upright stones and the low cairn is 8.4m in diameter. Both monuments lie under dense bracken cover; gorse vegetation has obscured part of the row". Lethbridge pp.19-20, diagram p.19, photo p.20 Horseyeat Farm stone row. See also: Sea Views at Sharpitor West
Nearby sites: SX55067075
Distance: 1.08km

Stanlake Cist

Stanlake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56430 70859
NMR record: SX 57 SE 45
HER record: 3746
Megalithic Portal: 45755
PMD: Stanlake W.
Alternate name: Leeden Tor S.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Stanlake
Butler map: 45.13.2
Grinsell: WAL 23
Barrow Report: 66
Notes: Butler Leeden Tor S. 2 - Vol. 3. Map 45.13 (diagram p.47).
Nearby sites: SX56437086
Distance: 1.47km

Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement

Walkhampton Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Walkhampton and Yes Tor Bottom Settlements
OS Map: SX 56740 72860
NMR record: SX 57 SE 41
HER record: 4964
Megalithic Portal: 45325
ShortName: ES:Walkhampton
Notes: "Hut circles 550m s of foggintor quarries. A very fine settlement, set within a well built and substantial enclosure wall, enclosing an area of some 1.0ha. Five hut circles occur within the enclosure varying between 6-10m in diam ... Outside the enclosure to the w are five further huts of similar dimensions - again one of these shows sign of alteration. Under moorland grass." The site was excavated in 1897 by Burnard and Baring-Gould.
Nearby sites: SX56747286
Distance: 1.79km

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