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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX627810

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Search for sites near-by OS Grid Reference (6 or 8 digit) SX

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 SX627810

Broadun Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63540 79930
NMR record: SX 68 SW 11
HER record: 5946
Megalithic Portal: 26043
ShortName: ES:Broadun
Notes: "An enclosed settlement, maximum dimensions 300m NE/SW by 250m NW/SE, giving an area of 6ha. Enclosure cut through on SE by a leat, but wall still visible. Inside are 36 huts, and a further 3 outside. Condition of huts mainly poor. Average internal diameter is 3.7m: the largest is 13m by 10.5m, the smallest 2.5m. The enclosure wall appears contemporary with or later than the huts. The interior of the enclosure appears to have been cleared." See also HER entry 6800
Nearby sites: SX63547993
Distance: 1.36km

Broadun Ring Enclosed Settlement

Broadun Ring Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63734 80207
NMR record: SX 68 SW 9
HER record: 6746
Megalithic Portal: 26048
ShortName: ES:BroadunRing
Nearby sites: SX63738021
Distance: 1.3km

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63502 79203
NMR record: SX 67 NW 4
HER record: 5832
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Archerton
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.1
Butler Vol 5: p.170 & Fig.109
Grinsell: LYD 38
Turner: E14
Notes: "Remains of a cairn, visible as a turf covered stony mound. The NE quadrant is robbed out but around the rest of the periphery are parts of a kerb of small boulders, some set on edge, giving a diameter of 6.5m NW-SE. Maximum height 0.6m in the SW quadrant, but elsewhere the interior is badly robbed." Butler says there is a possible end slab of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX63507920
Distance: 1.97km

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63687 79463
NMR record: SX 67 NW 3
HER record: 5932
Megalithic Portal: 52177
PMD: Chittaford Down
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.100
DPD page: 112
Grinsell: LYD 39
Turner: E28
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: "A cist about 350 yards north of Archerton House. It has an irregular shape no coverstone and stands in the centre of a 14ft. diameter ruined cairn. There are traces of an enclosing ring of stones. Excavation in 1900 recovered wood charcoal and a worked flint flake from a small pit within the cist. Under the eastern side stone an archer's polished stone wrist guard was found". Lethbridge diagram and photo bottom p.112. Butler Chittaford Down 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.18 (diagram Vol. 5. p.160).
Nearby sites: SX63697946
Distance: 1.83km

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

Roundy Park, Postbridge Cist

OS Map: SX 63920 79669
NMR record: SX 67 NW 2
HER record: 5935
Megalithic Portal: 26041
PMD: Roundy Park
Alternate name: Roundy Park Cist
ShortName: CT:Roundy Park
Butler map: 27.4
Butler Vol 5: p.22 & Fig.3
DPD page: 113
Grinsell: LYD 40
Barrow Report: 21
Notes: One of the largest cists on Dartmoor. Discovered in August 1893 by Robert Burnard, who was responsible for the restoration of the grave. Lethbrdige diagram p.112, photo p.113. Butler Vol. 2. Map 27.4 (diagram of location p.41, diagram of site Vol. 5 p.22)
Nearby sites: SX63927967
Distance: 1.8km

Sittaford Stone Circle

Sittaford Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 63017 82814
NMR record:
HER record: 110432
Megalithic Portal: 35327
PMD: Sittaford Tor
ShortName: SC:Sittaford
Notes: Discovered by Alan Endacott in 2007 as described in Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter No. 117 January 2014. Circle consists of 30 recumbent stones and has a diameter of 32m. It is about 1km from the Grey Wethers which are to the ENE. It is on the same arc as the previously known circles in northeastern Dartmoor.
Nearby sites: SX63028281
Distance: 1.84km

Sittaford Tor Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 63480 82630
NMR record: SX 68 SW 110
HER record: 21894
Megalithic Portal: 45792
PMD: Sittaford Tor
Alternate name: Sittaford Tor S. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:Sittaford
Butler map: 34.3
Butler Vol 5: p.183 & Fig.126
DPD page: 125
Turner: D25
Notes: "Cairn 5 metres in diameter, 0.75 metres high. Surrounded by two rings of kerb stones up to 0.75 metres high. Many stones forming the outer ring are recumbent. Mound material up to 0.2 metres high. Inner kerb is 2.8 metres diameter and the outer is 5 metres diameter. Slab in centre may be an intact cist. Grass and rushes. Animal poaching on western side of cairn.". "This mutilated kerbed cairn is situated on a peat-covered moorland slope below Sittaford Tor at 488m OD. It measures about 5m in diameter and comprises a probably (hidden) central cist set within twin concentric kerbs of granite slabs." Lethbridge photo bottom p.125. Butler Sittaford Tor S (Cairn 3) Vol. 2. Map 34.3 (p.112, also Butler Vol. 5. diagram p.183).
Nearby sites: SX63488263
Distance: 1.81km

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