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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.

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List of sites within 2km of SX568696

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: 1.79km

Down Tor Cairn

Down Tor Cairn

OS Map: SX 58642 69315
NMR record: SX 56 NE 28
HER record: 3440
Megalithic Portal: 27903
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Summit 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:DownTor
Butler map: 47.12.1
Grinsell: WAL 30
Notes: "cairn mound measures 15.5m in diam and stands up to 1.5m high. A t-shaped trench cutting into the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation, though the results of the investigation are not known. This cairn forms part of a ritual complex of monuments including 3 cairns, a stone alignment and enclosure". Approx 70 m NW of the cairn circle at the end of the Down Tor stone row.
Nearby sites: SX58646932
Distance: 1.86km

Down Tor Cist

Down Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 58037 69293
NMR record: SX 56 NE 14
HER record: 3423
Megalithic Portal: 45757
PMD: Down Tor S.
Alternate name: Down Tor S. Cist
ShortName: CT:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.5
DPD page: 28
Grinsell: WAL 26
Barrow Report: 67
Notes: Butler Down Tor S. Vol. 3. Map 47.5 (diagram p.67).
Nearby sites: SX58046929
Distance: 1.28km

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58397 69562
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3499
Megalithic Portal: 52347
PMD: Down Tor N 3
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE E
Butler map: 47.13.3
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 29
Turner: E34
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Butler Hingston Hill N. 3. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.3 (diagram p.73 OS SX58396955). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 29 (OS 58276949 approx - same as HER MDV3499). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.1.
Nearby sites: SX58406956
Distance: 1.6km

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

OS Map: SX 58388 69568
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3498
Megalithic Portal: 52348
PMD: Down Tor N 1
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE N
Butler map: 47.13.1
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 28
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Butler Hingston Hill N. 1. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.1 (diagram p.73 OS SX58386956). Grinsell (OS SX58256951 approx same as HER record MDV3498). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.3.
Nearby sites: SX58396957
Distance: 1.59km

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

OS Map: SX 58386 69565
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3497
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 2
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE W
Butler map: 47.13.2
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 27
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Butler Hingston Hill N.2. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.2 (diagram p.73, OS SX58376955). Grinsell (OS SX58246950 approx - same as the HER record MDV12715). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.2.
Nearby sites: SX58396957
Distance: 1.59km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58702 69276
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3502
Megalithic Portal: 1901
PMD: Down Tor Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 29
Notes: "A stone alignment and cairn, situated on a saddle 620 metres east of Down Tor. The alignment is orientated east-north-east to west-south-west, running for 316 metres and containing at least 174 stones, with the tallest at either end. The westernmost stone stands 2.8 metre high, the easternmost stone stands 1.6 metres high, and the remainder vary between 1 metre and 0.2 metres in height. The westernmost stone, and an unknown number of others, were re-erected by Baring-Gould and Burnard in 1890."
Nearby sites: SX58706928
Distance: 1.93km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Stone Row

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58697 69267
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3502
Megalithic Portal: 1901
The Stone Rows of GB: Hingston Hill
PMD: Down Tor Stone Row
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 28
Barrow Report: 66
Notes: "A stone alignment and cairn, situated on a saddle 620 metres east of Down Tor. The alignment is orientated east-north-east to west-south-west, running for 316 metres and containing at least 174 stones, with the tallest at either end. The westernmost stone stands 2.8 metre high, the easternmost stone stands 1.6 metres high, and the remainder vary between 1 metre and 0.2 metres in height. The westernmost stone, and an unknown number of others, were re-erected by Baring-Gould and Burnard in 1894. The cairn lies 4 metres west of the western end of the alignment. The cairn mound measures 8 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high. It is surrounded by a kerb made up of 24 orthostats, standing between 0.3 and 1 metre high, forming a ring with a diameter of 11.5 metres. A hollow in the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation or robbing. Two tin prospecting pits lie immediately against the edge of the kerb. The alignment is in direct line with another cairn to the north-east (438589)". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27. See also: Sea Views at Hingston Hill
Nearby sites: SX58706927
Distance: 1.93km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58693 69270
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3439
Megalithic Portal: 541
PMD: Down Tor Cairn Circle
Alternate name: Hingston Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 28
Grinsell: WAL 31
Turner: F6
Barrow Report: 14
Notes: "The cairn circle consists of 26 upright stones and possibly two more now recumbent; it has an internal diameter of 11.5m. Within the circle is a cairn of 8.5m diameter and 0.6m height with a small depression in the centre which may be the site of a cist". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27.
Nearby sites: SX58696927
Distance: 1.92km

Leather Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 56325 69524
NMR record: SX 56 NE 8
HER record: 3434
Megalithic Portal: 34457
PMD: Cross Gate
Alternate name: Leather Tor S. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Leather Tor
Butler map: 45.17
DPD page: 23
Grinsell: WAL 25
Turner: E20
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: "A cist, consisting of two side stones and an end stone, contained within a barrow surrounded by a 16ft 6 ins diameter Kerb circle." Butler Leather Tor S. - Vol. 3. Map 45.17 (diagram p.52).
Nearby sites: SX56336952
Distance: 0.48km

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: 1.86km

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: 1.89km

Outholme Newtake Cist

Outholme Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Yellowmead and Drizzlecombe
OS Map: SX 57993 68278
NMR record: SX 56 NE 32
HER record: 4024
Megalithic Portal: 45730
PMD: Outcombe
ShortName: CT:OutholmeNew
Butler map: 47.10
DPD page: 30
Grinsell: SHE 2
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: "Located in an isolated pocket of closely cropped grass and surounded by tinners pits. Only three slabs survive in place surrounding a hollow and forming the sides of the cist. The fourth side is missing as is the capstone and any trace of a mound." Lethbridge Outcombe (note different spelling) Cist p.30. Butler Vol. 3. Map 47.10 (diagram p.70).
Nearby sites: SX57996828
Distance: 1.78km

Raddick Hill Cist

Raddick Hill Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 57929 71157
NMR record: SX 57 SE 22
HER record: 4947
Megalithic Portal: 45777
PMD: Raddick Hill N.
Alternate name: Raddick Hill Summit 3 Cist
ShortName: CT:RaddickHill
Butler map: 46.6.3
DPD page: 26
Barrow Report: 18 31
Notes: One of a group of 4 cairns. Excavated by Burnard in 1899 - a small piece of corroded bronze, possibly a knife, was found. This almost perfect cist is now obscured by vegetation. Butler Raddick Hill Summit 3 - Vol. 3. Map 46.6. Grinsell Raddick Hill WALKHAMPTON 15 (listed as 14 but in the listings doubt is expressed between 14 and 15 - 15 matches the NMR account for bronze being found).
Nearby sites: SX57937116
Distance: 1.93km

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: 1.45km

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: 1.37km

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: 1.52km

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: 1.49km

Stan Lake Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Sharpitor area Stone Rows and Cists
OS Map: SX 56896 70285
NMR record: SX 57 SE 117
HER record: 4996
Megalithic Portal: 45649
ShortName: PC:Stan Lake
Turner: E29
Notes: "much disturbed". Alleged cairn circle. NMR record states "At SX 56897029, a felled conifer currently obscures much of what appears to be a hut circle rather than a cairn, situated on a south-east slope near a valley bottom. (Identification as a cairn may have originated with H. Breton)." Idenitified as a round house in the HER. This record is marked as a duplicate as it replicates PWD record SiteID=8769.
Nearby sites: SX56907029
Distance: 0.7km

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: 1.31km

Yellowmead Stone Row

Yellowmead Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57482 67842
NMR record: SX 56 NE 18
HER record: 3338
Megalithic Portal: 2202
The Stone Rows of GB: Yellowmead Down
PMD: Yellowmead Stone Row
Alternate name: Yellowmead Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Yellowmead
Butler map: 47.14
DPD page: 31
Barrow Report: 41
Notes: "A group of four concentric stone circles of which the innermost one is considered to be a cairn circle. Three stones were standing in 1921 when all the fallen stones were raised during restoration. There also appears to have been a stone row leading away from the stone circles." and "The double row as planned by Worth except that one stone is now missing. It is 6.9m long with mostly small line slabs, set on edge. They are about 0.3m long and 0.3m high, the intervals between stones and between the rows being 0.8m".
Nearby sites: SX57486784
Distance: 1.89km

Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn

Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57535 67861
NMR record: SX 56 NE 19
HER record: 4025
Megalithic Portal: 31040
Alternate name: Yellowmead Down 1 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Yellowmead1
Butler map: 47.14.1
DPD page: 31
Grinsell: SHE 5
Turner: F21
Barrow Report: 41
Notes: Cairn around 50 meters north-east of the Yellowmead stone circles, consisting of an earth and stone mound approximately 4 meters in diameter and up to 0.3 meters high. Four stones of a retaining kerb on its west and south sides. Turner F21.
Nearby sites: SX57546786
Distance: 1.89km

Yellowmead Fourfold Cairn Circle

Yellowmead Fourfold Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57488 67846
NMR record: SX 56 NE 18
HER record: 3338
Megalithic Portal: 1371
PMD: Yellowmead Stone Circles
Alternate name: Yellowmead fourfold circle Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Fourfold
Butler map: 47.14
DPD page: 31
Grinsell: SHE 4
Turner: G30
Barrow Report: 41
Notes: "A group of four concentric stone circles of which the innermost one is considered to be a cairn circle. Three stones were standing in 1921 when all the fallen stones were raised during restoration. There also appears to have been a stone row leading away from the stone circles." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Yellowmead Stone Circle.
Nearby sites: SX57496785
Distance: 1.88km

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