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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX65695714

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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 SX65695714

Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb

Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 66012 58573
NMR record: SX 65 NE 4
HER record: 2886
Megalithic Portal: 31698
PMD: Butterdon Long Cairn
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill chambered cairn Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.15
Butler Vol 5: p.155
Grinsell: A:UGB 2
Notes: "The mound is situated on a slight south-east slope at 1050 ft O.D. It is 25 metres long, orientated north-south, is 16.0 metres wide and 0.9 metre high at the north end and 10.0 metres wide and 0.7 metre high at the south end. There are no visible side ditches. The construction is of earth and small stones but extensive pillaging and/or excavation has exposed a number of large upright and some displaced stones. The mound is certainly a long barrow."
Nearby sites: SX66015857
Distance: 1.47km

Butterdon Hill Stone Row

Butterdon Hill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65629 58814
NMR record: SX 65 NE 17
HER record: 2988
Megalithic Portal: 556
The Stone Rows of GB: Butterdon Hill
PMD: Butterdon Stone Row
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill Row Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8
DPD page: 77
Notes: "The northern part of the Butterdon stone row has been surveyed from Hangershell Rocks cairn at SX 65645941 to Hobajons Cross at SX 65506045." and "For the 1050m of this part the majority of the several hundred stones are from 0.1m to 0.4m high and form an irregular line. There is a gap of 70.0m on the north side of Hangershell but otherwise the row is fairly continuous. The area is not entirely free of natural surface stones and while some can be immediately discounted occasionally there is a short double or triple row where all the stones are alike and these which formed the original row cannot now be determined. Barely two dozen stones are 0.5m high or higher, Hobajons Cross at 1.2m being the highest. It is possible that this was at some stage a terminal stone since it appears to have cup marks on the south face and the extension onwards, to the Longstone, is on an entirely different alignment." Lethbridge Row 1 diagram p.77.
Nearby sites: SX65635881
Distance: 1.67km

Butterdon Hill Cairn

Butterdon Hill Cairn

OS Map: SX 65601 58766
NMR record: SX 65 NE 26
HER record: 2895
Megalithic Portal: 10002
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill Summit 5 Cairn
ShortName: CN:Butterdon H
Butler map: 53.9.5
Butler Vol 5: p.160
Grinsell: HAR 17
Notes: "The northernmost of several cairns near the summit of Butterdon Hill lies approximately 200 feet south-south-east (sic) from the retaining circle at the end of the stone row (SX 65 NE 17). There are clear remains of a marginal wall on the eastern circumference
of this cairn; whether it is an original feature is not known but there is no apparent reason why it should have been added later. A large cairn, 27 metres in diameter, 3.3 metres high. The barrow has an apparent berm, but this may not have been an original
characteristic."

Nearby sites: SX65605877
Distance: 1.63km

Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn

Butterdon Hill Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Erme East stone rows
OS Map: SX 65634 58816
NMR record: SX 65 NE 66
HER record: 2897
Megalithic Portal: 722
PMD: Butterdon Row
Alternate name: Butterdon Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Butterdon
Butler map: 53.8.1
DPD page: 78
Grinsell: HAR 16
Turner: F8
Notes: A low cairn within a retaining circle of stones is situated at SX65635881, at the south end of the Butterdon stone row (SX 65 NE 17), with which it is associated. The circle is 11 metres in diameter, and consists of twelve stones, all now recumbent, although when Worth wrote in 1941, one was erect and three were leaning. Some of the stones are unusually large. The cairn is 9 metres in diameter by 0.3 metre high, with a hollow in the centre. Radcliffe reports: Mike Brown says the row "terminates in a small kistvaen" at its southern end. Hemery says the cist "has been removed". Lethbridge p.78 Row 1 diagram p.77.
Nearby sites: SX65635882
Distance: 1.68km

Cantrell Stone Row

Cantrell Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb
OS Map: SX 65688 57135
NMR record: SX 65 NE 44
HER record: 2889
Megalithic Portal: 1798
The Stone Rows of GB: Cantrell
PMD: Cantrell Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Cantrell
Butler map: 53.12
DPD page: 80
Notes: "A double stone row, with a cairn at the north-east end, lies near the moor gate at Cantrell, Ugborough Moor. The southern row consists of nine stones, one of which is almost buried and one has fallen. The length of the row from the centre of the cairn is 153 feet and the alignment is N44o 20' E. The rows are from 7 to 12 feet apart and the stones are about 5 feet 6 inches apart, centre to centre. The cairn has a diameter of 22 feet and encloses what may be the remains of a cist".
Nearby sites: SX65695714
Distance: 0km

Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb

Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb
OS Map: SX 65963 58195
NMR record: SX 65 NE 34
HER record: 2885
Megalithic Portal: 31700
PMD: Cuckoo Ball Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Cuckoo Ball chambered cairn Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Cuckoo Ball
Butler map: 53.15
Butler Vol 5: p.155
DPD page: 80
Grinsell: A:UGB 1
Barrow Report: 30
Notes: "The remains of a long cairn and burial chamber on a hill-slope at Cuckoo Ball. The cairn, which was probably robbed for newtake walls to the west and north, is 23 metres long by 12 metres wide, aligned north/south, and is 0.7 metre high at the north. The burial chamber is at the north end."
Nearby sites: SX65965820
Distance: 1.09km

Eastern beacon (S) Platform Cairn Circle

Eastern beacon (S) Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 66755 58770
NMR record: SX 65 NE 5
HER record: 3106
Megalithic Portal: 17583
Alternate name: Ugborough Beacon 4 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:E Beacon S
Butler map: 53.16.6
Grinsell: UGB 20
Turner: E52
Barrow Report: 62
Notes: Flat top turf-covered cairn. 20.5m. diameter, 1.7m. high. Possible remains of retaining circle. Large hollow in centre
Nearby sites: SX66765877
Distance: 1.95km

Weatherdon Hill Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65160 58890
NMR record: SX 65 NE 63
HER record: 13165
Megalithic Portal: 45835
Alternate name: Wetherdon Hill 20 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Weatherdon
Butler map: 53.9.20
Grinsell: HAR 14a
Turner: A28
Notes: "Weatherdon hill (4): diameter approx.5.6m ht. Approx 0.15m. Alt. C.335-340m." "Mr. L. V. Grinsell noted a small cairn-circle or ring-cairn a short distance south of cairn 2 on weatherdon hill."
Nearby sites: SX65165889
Distance: 1.83km

Page last updated 03/08/21