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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX656727

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!



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 SX656727

Holne Ridge Stone Row

Holne Ridge Stone Row

OS Map: SX 66741 71080
NMR record: SX 67 SE 60
HER record: 61453
Megalithic Portal: 27341
The Stone Rows of GB: Holne Ridge
PMD: Holne Ridge Stone Row
Alternate name: Holne Ridge North Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Holne Ridge
Butler map: 60.26
DPD page: 90
Notes: "One or two cairns and a short probably unfinished stone row lie in the north west facing hollow above Horse Ford on the O Brook. The cairn described by Authority 2 lies at the south end of the site with the surviving stones of the stone row to the north. As so few stones survive the exact form and extent of the rows is impossible to determine but there may have been as many as three parallel rows approximately 1.0 metre apart. Overlying or abutting the east row at SX 6672 7109 is a low turf covered mound 3.0 metes in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It is not clear whether this feature forms part of the monument or if it is associated with the shallow turf cuttings to the east."
Nearby sites: SX66747108
Distance: 1.98km

Holne Ridge N. Cist

Holne Ridge N. Cist

OS Map: SX 66641 71138
NMR record: SX 67 SE 110
HER record: 12997
Megalithic Portal: 45800
PMD: Holne Ridge N.
Alternate name: Holne Ridge N.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:HolneRidg 3
Butler map: 60.26.3
DPD page: 91
Notes: Butler Cist 3 Vol. 4. Map 60.26 (diagram p.195). "A probable but unusual cist is on steep well drained, NW facing slope. It utilizes the south east side of a massive slab, 1.6m long, 0.4m thick and 0.7m high, with smaller slabs 0.6m to 0.9m long and 0.2m thick, which barely project above ground level". NW of of Holne Ridge stone row. Lethbridge p.90-91, diagram p.90, photo bottom p.91
Nearby sites: SX66647114
Distance: 1.87km

Huccaby Rings Inner Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 65820 73810
NMR record: SX 67 SE 21
HER record: 6405
Megalithic Portal: 4616
ShortName: ES:HuccabyInn
Nearby sites: SX65827381
Distance: 1.13km

Huccaby Rings Outer Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 65540 74440
NMR record: SX 67 SE 20
HER record: 6397
Megalithic Portal: 4614
ShortName: ES:HuccabyOut
Nearby sites: SX65547444
Distance: 1.74km

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: 1.73km

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: 1.72km

Yar Tor Prehistoric Homestead Round House

OS Map: SX 67400 73400
NMR record: SX 67 SE 17
HER record: 26473
Megalithic Portal: 22983
ShortName: HC:YarTor
Nearby sites: SX67407340
Distance: 1.93km

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