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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX64466258

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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 SX64466258

Blatchford Brook Foot Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63500 63800
NMR record: SX 66 SW 10
HER record: 27894
Megalithic Portal: 14935
ShortName: ES:Blatchford
Nearby sites: SX63506380
Distance: 1.55km

Dry Lake North Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 63900 63600
NMR record: SX 66 SW 12
HER record: 4294
Megalithic Portal: 14934
ShortName: ES:DryLakeN
Nearby sites: SX63906360
Distance: 1.16km

Hillson's House Cairn

Hillson's House Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63668 62292
NMR record: SX 66 SW 19
HER record: 4302
Megalithic Portal: 45592
ShortName: CN:Hillson Hse
Butler map: 54.18.7
DPD page: 69
Grinsell: COR 22
Notes: Butler Cairn 7 (Vol 3 54.18). On the summit of Stalldown barrow is a large flat-toped cairn around 17.5m across. The cairn has been damaged by the construction of shelters within it - hence it is known as Hillson's House.
Nearby sites: SX63676229
Distance: 0.84km

Piles Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65334 60849
NMR record: SX 66 SE 51
HER record: 5763
Megalithic Portal: 10030
Alternate name: Piles Hill Summit Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Piles Hill
Butler map: 54.19
Butler Vol 5: p.162 & Fig.103
Grinsell: HAR 12
Turner: A53
Notes: Bell cairn of Wessex type. "Cairn on piles hill. An unusual monument, the equivalent of a bell barrow in stone. Cairn (diam 17.8m, heig 1.37m), berm(widt 3.05m), stone circle (diam 2.1m, heig 457mm)vis=12/4/1950 (os). Cairn with bell disc features. Slight hollow in the centre of the tump (mound), otherwise in good condition. No distinct outer bank could be found, but the berm and central tump were quite evident."
Nearby sites: SX65336085
Distance: 1.94km

Piles Hill Stone Row

Piles Hill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Piles Hill Double Stone Row & Cairns
OS Map: SX 65016 61113
NMR record: SX 66 SE 86
HER record: 5662
Megalithic Portal: 2080
The Stone Rows of GB: Piles Hill
PMD: Piles Hill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Piles Hill
Butler map: 54.19
DPD page: 74
Notes: "The double stone row formed by 139 stones, 7 of which lean; the others are either stumps with drill marks, cleanly snapped off stones, or recumbent posts, whole or split by drilling. Some 30 stones exceed 2.0m. in length with a maximum of 3.0m. A few take the form of slabs or boulders but the majority are of post-type up to 0.6m. square in section, with an angled top created by a single 'chamfer'. The rows in the main alignment are from 21.0m. to 30.0m. apart and within them the gaps between stones vary from 3.0m. to 30.0m. At each end the rows are close, 12.0m. to 17.0m. apart with fewer large gaps between stones". Lethbridge pp.74-6, diagram p.74.
Nearby sites: SX65026111
Distance: 1.57km

Stalldown Enclosed Settlement

Stalldown Enclosed Settlement

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63700 61200
NMR record: SX 66 SW 21
HER record: 4351
Megalithic Portal: 45322
ShortName: ES:Stalldown
Notes: "This settlement consists of 6 enclosures, mostly in poor condition, with 13 associated hut circles and 17 detached ones and extends over 5ha of a gentle to moderate, well drained, southeast facing slope at 270m above OD."
Nearby sites: SX63706120
Distance: 1.58km

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Stalldown Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63244 62423
NMR record: SX 66 SW 17
HER record: 4300
Megalithic Portal: 3474
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Alternate name: Stalldown stone row Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.1
DPD page: 68
Grinsell: COR 21
Turner: D26
Notes: Cairn in middle of length of stone row. "The northern part of the row is aligned precisely in the centre of the cairn circle, both of which would therefore seem part of the original design. The cairn is not visible from the south end of the southern extension of the row. This extension consists of four general alignments more of which focus on the cairn circle, and the northern end of the extension is tangential to the west side of the circle. These factors, and the larger size of the stones in the northern extension of the row, suggest two phases of construction." Butler Cairn 1 (Vol 3 54.18). Turner Type Diii 'Ring Setting with Central reduced to subsoil level or paved'.
Nearby sites: SX63246242
Distance: 1.23km

Stalldown Stone Row

Stalldown Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63223 62558
NMR record: SX 66 SW 17
HER record: 4277
Megalithic Portal: 531
The Stone Rows of GB: Stalldown
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
Alternate name: Stalldon Row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18
Butler Vol 5: p.20 & Fig.2
DPD page: 67
Notes: "Bronze Age stone row and cairn circle on stall down. The stone row runs north -south for about 850m ow which 500m has been restored. It is associated with three cairns (one either side) and a cairn circle. The stones are mostly 1m to 1.5m high with four over 2m". Lethbridge pp.67-68
Nearby sites: SX63226256
Distance: 1.24km

Stalldown Encircled Cairn

Stalldown Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63208 62489
NMR record: SX 66 SW 16
HER record: 4298
Megalithic Portal: 531
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 3 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.3
Grinsell: COR 19
Turner: F22
Notes: Cairn with double or multiple ring. Butler Cairn 3 just to the west of the stone row, Butler Cairn 4 is just to the east. A flat topped turf-covered cairn 9.0m in diameter and 0.7m high, in good condition. Settings of Stones in and around the structure suggests a complex cairn circle. The author counted 17 stones in the circle around this cairn. This is difficult to see in the photo as most are concealed under vegetatio, the stone row can be seen in the background. Also visible towards the centre of the circle is a rectangular pit which is probably evidence of excavation. Turner F22, Type Fii
Nearby sites: SX63216249
Distance: 1.25km

Stalldown Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Stalldown Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row [Photo Set 2]
OS Map: SX 63529 62310
NMR record: SX 66 SW 18
HER record: 4301
Megalithic Portal: 45819
Alternate name: Stalldown Summit 6 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Stalldown
Butler map: 54.18.6
Turner: A4
Notes: A circular turf-covered stone ring on the summit of Stalldown Barrow hill. It is 25.5m in diameter, comprising a bank of small stones, 2.0m to 3.0m wide and 0.2m to 0.7m high. There is a 5.0m gap in the south-west but no evidence of disturbance to the interior or of a surrounding ditch. Not far to the east is Hillson's House. Butler Cairn 6 (Vol 3 54.18).
Nearby sites: SX63536231
Distance: 0.97km

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (N) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63274 63239
NMR record: SX 66 SW 13
HER record: 4296
Megalithic Portal: 45688
PMD: Stall Moor N.
Alternate name: Stalldown N.9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Stalldown N
Butler map: 54.18.9
DPD page: 69
Grinsell: COR 13
Turner: E17
Barrow Report: 14 37 62
Notes: "A cist measuring 2 feet 3 inches wide at the south end, 1 foot 7 1/2 inches wide at the north and probably originally 3 feet 6 inches long. Both the coverstone and the north end stone are missing. The cist stands in a barrow which has a retaining circle, five stones of which are still erect, and one fallen. The largest stone is 3 feet 4 inches wide by 2 feet 7 inches high. The diameter of the retaining circle varies from 20 to 22 feet". Lethbridge p.69. diagram p.65 Cist 5. Butler Stalldown N. (Cairn 9) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.9 (diagram p.62).
Nearby sites: SX63276324
Distance: 1.36km

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stalldown (W) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 62833 62327
NMR record: SX 66 SW 75
HER record: 13234
Megalithic Portal: 45791
PMD: Stall Moor W.
Alternate name: Stalldown W.11 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Stalldown W
Butler map: 54.18.11
DPD page: 67
Grinsell: COR 11c
Turner: E30
Notes: "This small round cairn, diameter 5.7 to 6.4m, height 0.5m, is built of small boulders ... It contains a cist, the south side stone, 1.2m long, both end stones, 0.4m long ...On the south side of the cairn 3 large stones, 0.8m to 1.0m long and set on edge are the probable remains of a kerb". Lethbridge pp.65-67. diagram p.65 Cist 4, photo p.67. Butler Stalldown W. (Cairn 11) - Vol. 4. Map 54.18.11 (p.61-2 diagram p.62).
Nearby sites: SX62836233
Distance: 1.65km

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Stalldown Row Terminal Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Stalldown Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63176 61737
NMR record:
HER: No record found
Megalithic Portal: 531
PMD: Staldon Stone Row
ShortName: CC:StallTermin
Butler Vol 5: p.20 & Fig.2
Notes: Unconfirmed terminal cairn. Not listed on HER or NMR
Nearby sites: SX63186174
Distance: 1.53km

Three Barrows Cairn

Three Barrows Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65315 62601
NMR record: SX 66 SE 55
HER record: 5666
Megalithic Portal: 45593
PMD: Three Barrows NW
Alternate name: Three Barrows Central Cairn
ShortName: CN:3 Barrows
Butler map: 54.20
Butler Vol 5: p.53
Grinsell: BRE 6
Barrow Report: 1 56 63
Notes: "Three very large cairns known as the Three Barrows (see SX 66 SE 54, 56), one of which, being about 50 yards in diameter, and 8 feet high, is reputed to be perhaps the largest on Dartmoor". See also HER Southern cairn 5830 and HER Northern cairn 5746
Nearby sites: SX65326260
Distance: 0.86km

Three Barrows W. Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 64460 62580
NMR record: SX 66 SW 85
HER record: 4252
Megalithic Portal: 36352
ShortName: ES:3BarrowsW
Butler map: 54.20
Nearby sites: SX64466258
Distance: 0km

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