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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX682738

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 SX682738

Corndon Tor Cairn

OS Map: SX 68588 74227
NMR record: SX 67 SE 7
HER record: 6387
Megalithic Portal: 22982
Alternate name: Corndon Tor 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:CorndonTor
Butler map: 15.4.1
Barrow Report: 56 62
Notes: "Cairn on the summit of Corndon Tor, to the north of the main outcrop, comprising a large stony mound, constructed from moorstone with a truncated cone profile and no turf cover. Remains of a possible second cairn are located to the south on the outcrop."
Nearby sites: SX68597423
Distance: 0.58km

Yar Tor Stone Row

Yar Tor Stone Row

OS Map: SX 68177 73857
NMR record: SX 67 SE 10
HER record: 6459
Megalithic Portal: 2199
The Stone Rows of GB: Yar Tor
PMD: Yar Tor Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Yar Tor
Butler map: 14.11
DPD page: 122
Barrow Report: 56
Notes: "The remains of a probable triple stone row with a cairn and cist at its south end and a barrow at its north. The row comprises stones set 2m apart and standing to a height of 0.3m. Some are concealed beneath the turf. The cairn measures 11m in diameter and 0.3m high with a central cist surrounded by a kerb. The barrow is 6m in diameter and 1m high". Lethbridge Corndon Triple Row pp.122-3. See also: Sea Views at Yar Tor
Nearby sites: SX68187386
Distance: 0.06km

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Yar Tor (Money Pit) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 68181 73865
NMR record: SX 67 SE 10
HER record: 6460
Megalithic Portal: 1369
PMD: Money Pit
Alternate name: Money Pit Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Money Pit
Butler map: 14.11
Butler Vol 5: p.23 & Fig.4
DPD page: 122
Grinsell: WID 21
Turner: E51
Barrow Report: 56 62
Notes: "The south cairn is a very spread and slight earthwork with a centrally placed cist. Only the north and west side slabs of the cist remain in situ though a misplaced slab lies to one side of the chamber. Eleven slabs forming a kerb of approximately 3m surrounding the cist remain in situ. Several additional stones survive, protruding just above the surface of the flattened cairn, which are likely to be evidence of an outer circle with a diameter of approximately 11m". Lethbridge diagram p.122 and photo bottom p.122. Butler Money Pit - Vol. 1. Map 14.11 (photo on p.92, diagram pp.125-6).
Nearby sites: SX68187387
Distance: 0.07km

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: 0.89km

Yar Tor Summit Cairn

OS Map: SX 67865 73943
NMR record: SX 67 SE 15
HER record: 6434
Megalithic Portal: 11065
Alternate name: Yar Tor summit Cairn
ShortName: CN:Yar Tor Sum
Butler map: 14.8
Grinsell: WID 20
Barrow Report: 56
Notes: "Large cairn (approximately 18.0 metres) built on the summit of Yar Tor; the stones have been rearranged to form a shelter. This cairn is aligned with a reave; part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system."
Nearby sites: SX67877394
Distance: 0.36km

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