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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX641725

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!



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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 SX641725

Fox Tor Newtake, North Cist

Fox Tor Newtake, North Cist

OS Map: SX 62861 71177
NMR record: SX 67 SW 33
HER record: 6303
Megalithic Portal: 45677
PMD: Ter Hill N.
Alternate name: Ter Hill N.W.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:FoxTorNew N
Butler map: 64.3.1
DPD page: 93
Grinsell: LYD 97
Barrow Report: 24 56
Notes: "The cist is 0.6m deep and 1.2m long, the NW end is 0.4m wide and SE end 0.6m wide; the NW end-slab, said by Burnard (1905)to be wedged in the bottom cannot be seen. The coverstone, resting on the NE side, is 1.6m by 1.3m at its extremeties". Lethbridge diagram (Cist A) and photo p.93. Butler Ter Hill N.W. 1 - Vol. 4. Map 64.3 (diagram p. 219).
Nearby sites: SX62867118
Distance: 1.81km

Fox Tor Newtake, South Cist

Fox Tor Newtake, South Cist

OS Map: SX 62864 70964
NMR record: SX 67 SW 32
HER record: 6279
Megalithic Portal: 45678
PMD: Ter Hill S.
Alternate name: Ter Hill N.W.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:FoxTorNew S
Butler map: 64.3.2
DPD page: 94
Grinsell: LYD 98
Barrow Report: 24 56
Notes: "The turf-covered cairn is, at maximum, 3.9m in diameter and 0.3m in height. The cist, oriented NW/SE, is approximately 1.3m by 0.55m, and 0.75m deep, and now almost hidden by the SW side stone which has fallen inwards. The NE end stone is not evident but an 0.7m high upright granite post retains part of the mound on this NE side. There is no trace of the coverstone". Lethbridge diagram p.93 (Cist B), top photos p.94. Butler Ter Hill N.W. 2 - Vol. 4. Map 64.3 (diagram p.219).
Nearby sites: SX62867096
Distance: 1.98km

Joan Ford's Newtake Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63033 72172
NMR record: SX 67 SW 26
HER record: 6261
Megalithic Portal: 3296
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake 2 Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Joan Fords
Butler map: 63.3.2
Grinsell: LYD 91
Turner: G22
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: "A stone circle with six identifiable erect or leaning stones. One forms the E post of the gateway, the west post, 7ft high, stands outside the circumference. It is because of its small diameter, without doubt a retaining circle; any internal features such as a central hollow or possible kistvean have been obliterated by the wall builders." Turner Stone Circle G22. Bar Rep 30.
Nearby sites: SX63037217
Distance: 1.12km

Joan Ford's Newtake Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Joan Ford's Newtake Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63143 72168
NMR record: SX 67 SW 27
HER record: 6260
Megalithic Portal: 3295
PMD: Joan Ford's Newtake
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake 1 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Joan Fords
Butler map: 63.3.1
DPD page: 99
Grinsell: LYD 92
Turner: B7
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: "A low kerb within the disturbed fringes of the mound is 8.7m in diameter with more or less continuous upright slabs and boulders 0.3m to 0.6m high. A dry stone newtake wall crosses the N side and overlies part of the kerb. A well-preserved cist, oriented NW-SE, is internally 1.0m long, 0.5m to 0.65m wide and up to 0.7m deep. The coverstone leans against the SE side of the cist and measures 1.35m by 1.0m by 0.2." Lethbridge diagram p.99, photo bottom p.99. Butler Joan Ford's Newtake 1 - Vol. 4. Map 63.3 (diagram p.214).
Nearby sites: SX63147217
Distance: 1.02km

Joan Ford's Newtake Stone Row

Joan Ford's Newtake Stone Row

OS Map: SX 63183 71987
NMR record: SX 67 SW 66
HER record: 6375
Megalithic Portal: 1985
The Stone Rows of GB: Joan Fords Newtake
PMD: Joan Ford's Newtake
ShortName: SR:Joan Fords
Notes: Stone Rows of great Britain states: "A probable single stone row measuring 7.27m long, including at least three large-sized upright orthostats and two recumbent slabs situated on a gentle south east facing slope. The stones stand up to between 1.55m and 1.23m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the east. The row is orientated ENE to NSW and has restricted views of several skyline cairns and surrounding landscape."
Nearby sites: SX63187199
Distance: 1.05km

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Royal Hill, North Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62108 72434
NMR record: SX 67 SW 35
HER record: 6305
Megalithic Portal: 34959
PMD: Royal Hill NE.
Alternate name: Royal Hill E.5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:RoyalHill 5
Butler map: 65.5.5
DPD page: 98
Grinsell: LYD 90
Turner: D21
Barrow Report: 27 47
Notes: "The circle is 3.1m in overall diameter, comprising nine contiguous thick slabs, up to 0.9m long and from 0.3m to 0.7m high... There is virtually no cairn material but the interior has been levelled up to a height of 0.1m on the E, downhill side. A central cist oriented WNW to ESE is represented by two side stones which protrude 0.15m above ground. They are 1.2m and 0.9m long and both about 0.2m thick and 0.4m deep. The longer, northern one leans inwards and touches the other at the W end; at the E the stones are 0.8m apart separated by two flat (packing ?) stones each about 0.35m across. An overgrown and embedded slab against the circle W if the cist may have been an end stone." Lethbridge diagram p.97 Cist C, photo p.98. Butler Royal Hill E. 5 (Cairn 5 - diagram p.233)- Vol. 4. Map 65.5. Central cist.
Nearby sites: SX62117243
Distance: 1.99km

Sherberton Stone Row

OS Map: SX 63936 73193
NMR: No record found
HER record: 6426
Megalithic Portal: 6333470
The Stone Rows of GB: Sherberton Row
PMD: Sherberton Stone Row
Alternate name: Sherberton Row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Sherberton
Butler Vol 5: p.211 & Fig.148
DPD page: 100
Notes: The Sherberton double row was discovered in 1997. It is an unimpressive double row of small stones a short distance north-west of the Sherberton Circle. For a plan see Butler Vol. 5 p. 210-12. Lethbridge pp.99-100, diagram p.99 and p.100.
Nearby sites: SX63947319
Distance: 0.71km

Sherberton Stone Circle

Sherberton Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 63946 73187
NMR record: SX 67 SW 23
HER record: 6290
Megalithic Portal: 1252
PMD: Sherberton Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Sherberton
DPD page: 101
Turner: G5
Notes: Remains of a 97 ft diameter stone circle with a stone wall passing through its western side. "Nine of the original stones are still standing, plus one larger stone which is incorporated in the remains of the old wall which bisects the western extremity of the circle. This stone appears to have been removed from the original circumference, and its height is 1.4m. The remaining nine stones range in height from 0.3m to 0.75m. The original circle appears to have been c. 30m across, although no stones appear to the west of the old wall. The length of the 2 fallen stones at the southern end is 2.6m and 2.4m". For a photo of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Sherberton circle. Lethbridge p.101, diagram p.99 and p.100.
Nearby sites: SX63957319
Distance: 0.71km

Swincombe Ford Newtake 1 Cist

Swincombe Ford Newtake 1 Cist

OS Map: SX 63330 72988
NMR record: SX 67 SW 126
HER record: 54431
Megalithic Portal: 42665
PMD: Swincombe Ford Newtake
ShortName: CT:Swincombe 1
Butler map: 63.5.1
DPD page: 99
Notes: Butler Vol. 4. Map 63.5 (diagram p.215). "A robbed cist within a cairn on a gently sloping NE-facing moorland hillside. A stoney cairn 6.0m N-S by 5.5m E-W and 0.3m high contains the cist, approximately 0.8m wide, 0.3m deep and of indeterminate length and orientation. The capstone, 1.4m by 1.3m largely obscures the cist, with only the ?NE end stone being visible." Lethbridge diagram p.99 photo top of p.99.
Nearby sites: SX63337299
Distance: 0.91km

Tor Royal (newtake) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 62939 72246
NMR record: SX 67 SW 220
HER record: 18388
Megalithic Portal: 45831
Alternate name: Joan Ford's Newtake N.3 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Tor Royal
Butler map: 63.3
Turner: A18
Notes: "Disturbed ring cairn consisting of a stone ring 8.0 meters in diameter internally with bank 1.0 meter wide and 0.2 meters high."
Nearby sites: SX62947225
Distance: 1.19km

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