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Table of Dartmoor Cists

Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo: Royal Hill, South Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

The table below lists over 160 cists included in the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks database. For convenience of comparison with Dixon's list of cists the table is ordered by the "Dixon" number as extended by Grinsell. The numbers from 130 onwards merely represent the order that additional entries have been added. For a more detailed discussion and a listing including photos and notes see the main page on cists. Click on the table headers to get listings ordered on that column. Clicking on the Site Name will open a site page with a large photo where one is available and the location in Google Maps in satellite mode. Clicking on OS links will list nearby sites and clicking on the NMR or HER number will open the relevant record in a new window. The last column is to the relevant record on Bill Radcliffe's Prehistoric Monuments Of Dartmoor (PMD) website which includes excellent bibliography. The column MP is for coverage on the Megalithic Portal. In Vol. 5 of Butler's Atlas of Antiquities there is a table of cists which is the Butler Cist ID (BID).

This listing was extended in 2017 with the construction of a list of over 1600 records of cists and cairns for the Prehistoric Dartmoor Map. These records included the 5 Volume listings by Jeremy Butler and as a consequence it was necessary to use and extend Butler's naming which is different to the naming originally used on this website. The records below use this "Alt-name" system but the site pages retain the original naming if there was one. For example the Ter Hill N.W.1 Cist below opens to the PDW site page for the Fox Tor Newtake, North Cist. The new cairn records were given a field Cist Class, the records below are those where it has the value Yes or True. Currenly (Feb 2018) there are 167 of these records. There are a further 176 "Reported Cist" records which are dubious (Cist Class No or Maybe), the table on the following link lists all 343 reported cist records.

Reported Cists

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PDW Alt Name OSX Dixon Grinsell Butler BID HER MP PMD
285South Teignhead Platform Cairn CircleSX 64084 8282735.17MDV2090845611South Teignhead
286Hart Tor N. Platform Cairn CircleSX 58192 72708WAL 1046.184MDV1431036761Devil's Bridge
301Wigford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 54419 644271MEA 748.1.195MDV23733536Wigford Down S.
302Gutter Tor 2 CistSX 57603 668182SHE 1549.5.299MDV399145650Gutter Tor summit
303Willings Walls 3 CistSX 58278 653393SHA 2451.6.3131MDV402245651Willings Walls Warren
304Drizzlecombe 22 CistSX 59033 667254SHE 3449.19.22106MDV334016933Drizzlecombe SW.
305Drizzlecombe 13 CistSX 59156 672155SHE 2549.19.13103MDV3339534Drizzlecombe N 13
306Langcombe Brook 8 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 60427 671106SHA 450.3.8122MDV513345659Langcombe Brook 8
307Langcombe Brook 1 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 60788 668927SHA 850.3.1115MDV51193194Deadman's Bottom N 2
308Langcombe Brook 2 CistSX 60782 669008SHA 750.3.2116MDV51203194Deadman's Bottom N 1
309Calveslake Tor CistSX 60874 675519SHA 350.4126MDV508545660Calveslake Tor
310Legis Tor E.2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 57394 6548110SHE 2249.2.298MDV336534130Legis Tor W.
311Hen Tor N.2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 59372 6580111SHA 2649.22.2109MDV347945661Hen Tor Warren 2
312Hen Tor N.4 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 59632 6577712SHA 2949.22.4111MDV349245662Hen Tor Warren 4
313Great Gnats' Head 1 CistSX 61174 6803413SHA 150.5.1127MDV509145675Great Gnat's Head
314Grims Grave Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 61245 6642214SHA 1350.3.3117MDV508314930Grim's Grave
315Roundy Park CistSX 63920 7966915LYD 4027.416MDV593526041Roundy Park
316Soussons Plantation S. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 67516 7870016MAN 924.2.611MDV60131266Soussons Plantation
317Doe Tor E. CistSX 54383 8484617LYD 1232.2145MDV325144223Doe Tor
318Skir Hill Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 65104 7068618LYD 10261.8159MDV650745676Skir Hill
319Ter Hill N.W.1 CistSX 62861 7117719LYD 9764.3.1163MDV630345677Ter Hill N.
320Ter Hill N.W.2 CistSX 62864 7096420LYD 9864.3.2164MDV627945678Ter Hill S.
321Drizzlecombe 21 CistSX 59227 6747821SHE 2449.19.21105MDV336316934Drizzlecombe N.
322Royal Hill E.3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 62020 7209122LYD 8865.5.3184MDV630934958Royal Hill SE.
323Royal Hill E.4 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 62082 7233423LYD 8965.5.4185MDV630434960Royal Hill E.
324Royal Hill E.5 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 62108 7243424LYD 9065.5.5186MDV630534959Royal Hill NE.
325Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 61286 7307625LYD 8665.2177MDV630814960The Crock of Gold
327Ringmoor Down 2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 56595 6576227SHE 2049.21.2107MDV403034131Legis Lake
328Joan Ford's Newtake 1 Embanked Cairn Circle and CistSX 63143 7216828LYD 9263.3.1161MDV62603295Joan Ford's Newtake
330Blakey Tor E. CistSX 61312 7355830LYD 8565.4182MDV624528869Blakey Tor E.
331Round Hill S.E.1 CistSX 60524 7386031LYD 8065.3.1179MDV625445679Blackabrook
332Round Hill S.E.2 CistSX 60522 7386732LYD 8165.3.2180MDV625345679Blackabrook NW.
333Round Hill S.E.3 CistSX 60528 7387333LYD 8265.3.3181MDV625245679Blackabrook E.
334Round Hill S.2 CistSX 60916 7416034LYD 7665.1.5175MDV624845680Roundhill SW 2
335Round Hill Summit 2 CistSX 61164 7441335LYD 7965.1.2173MDV625745681Round Hill E.
336Round Hill Summit 1 CistSX 61046 7442836LYD 7865.1.1172MDV621745682Round Hill Summit W.
337Lakehead Hill 8 CistSX 64717 7717837LYD 5827.19.825MDV587924377Lakehead Hill SE.
338Piles Hill S.W.15 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 64540 6026238HAR 853.11.15141MDV42561108Lower Piles
339Stalldown N.9 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 63274 6323939COR 1354.18.9144MDV429645688Stall Moor N.
340Hook Lake stone row Encircled Cairn and CistSX 64114 6532740HAR 355.8149MDV513752166Hook Lake Stone row
342Tristis Rock Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 6378 601642HAR 654.17143MDV425845689Tristis Rock
343Dendles Waste S. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 61535 6280443COR 1452.15138MDV427645691Dendles Waste
344Goldsmith's Cross S. CistSX 61684 6987244LYD 10064.5169MDV508142708Fox Tor Mires S 5
345Eylesbarrow S.W. CistSX 58695 6784545SHE 747.1190MDV334145710Eylesburrow W.
346Meacombe CistSX 72500 8690946A:CHA 1187MDV823110518Meacombe Chambered Cairn
347Langcombe Brook 4 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 61251 6631347SHA 1850.3.4118MDV512614929Langcombe Brook S.
348Willings Walls 2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 58279 6524048SHA 2551.6.2130MDV402145711Willings Walls Warren S.
349Legis Tor E.1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 57474 6554249SHE 2349.2.197MDV342445857Legis Tor E.
350Hen Tor N.5 CistSX 59708 6569250SHA 3049.22.5112MDV351145712Hen Tor Warren 5
351Hen Tor N.3 CistSX 59567 6580651SHA 2849.22.3110MDV349045727Hen Tor Warren 3
352Hen Tor N.6 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 59606 6589352SHA 2749.22.6113MDV350345728Hen Tor Warren 6
353Langcombe Brook 6 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 60866 6615553SHA 1950.3.6120MDV512845729Langcombe Brook 6
354Outholme Newtake CistSX 57993 6827854SHE 247.1089MDV402445730Outcombe
355Langcombe Brook 10 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 6096 667355SHA 1050.3.10124MDV508645731Deadman's Bottom S 10
356Langcombe Brook 9 CistSX 60984 6671456SHA 1150.3.9123MDV512245732Deadman's Bottom S 9
357Langcombe Brook 11 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 61201 6698357SHA 1250.3.11125MDV512545733Deadman's Bottom E.
358Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 74106 7877258MAN 138.62MDV739824187Hound Tor
359Blackslade Down CistSX 73416 7551959WID 149.83MDV743732071Blackslade Down
360Hamel Down S. CistSX 71008 7834560WID 720.158MDV751916636Hamel Down S.
361Leather Tor S. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 56325 6952461WAL 2545.1783MDV343434457Cross Gate
362Bellever Tor 1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 64089 7647262LYD 5927.20.127MDV588434876Bellever Tor W.
363Lakehead Hill 7 CistSX 64720 7739563LYD 5727.19.724MDV587511137Lakehead Hill E.
364Lakehead Hill 6 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 64363 7747564LYD 5627.19.623MDV584224365Lakehead Hill Central
365White Tor E.4 CistSX 54699 7869565PET 2731.22.441MDV411835807White Tor E.
366Lakehead Hill 2 CistSX 64261 7770166LYD 5227.19.221MDV58414612Lakehead Hill NW.
367Lakehead Hill 9 CistSX 64677 7838567LYD 5127.19.926MDV595545734Lakehead Hill NE.
368Lakehead Hill 4 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 64499 7761168LYD 5427.19.422MDV58702009Lakehead Hill Summit
369Money Pit Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 68181 7386569WID 2114.115MDV64601369Money Pit
370lngra Tor CistSX 55874 7209370WAL 945.1682MDV498345735Ingra Tor
371Thornworthy CistSX 66746 8434671CHA 335.2252MDV661315453Thornworthy
372Stannon Newtake E. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 65464 8106872LYD 2935.21.151MDV661637598Stannon Newtake
373Chittaford Down 3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 63687 7946373LYD 3927.18.319MDV593252177Chittaford Down
374Archerton Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 63852 7887274LYD 4527.1820MDV583937599Archerton Tennis Court
375Rowtor Brook 3 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 62752 7880875LYD 4227.17.317MDV583837604Hollowcombe Bottom
376Stennen Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 62573 7790576LYD 4729.11.133MDV584645736Powder Mills W.
377Stennen Hill 2 CistSX 62615 7783877LYD 4929.11.234MDV584745737Powder Mills E.
378Bellever Tor 3 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 63919 7606778LYD 6027.20.328MDV588845738Black Newtake N.
379Bellever Tor 6 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 63893 7586979LYD 6227.20.629MDV589034908Black Newtake Central
380Bellever Tor 8 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 63853 7573480LYD 6427.20.830MDV595045744Black Newtake S.
381Bellever Tor 9 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 63585 7547081LYD 6527.20.931MDV595237603Smith Hill
383Coombe Brook N.E. CistSX 62446 6264583COR 1552.11134MDV426945746Harrowthorn Plantation
384Ranny Brook N.3 CistSX 62154 6354784COR 1152.9.3132MDV427245747Ranny Brook settlement
385Goldsmiths Cross E.3 CistSX 61741 7020485LYD 9464.5.3168MDV634345748Goldsmith's Cross
386Gutter Tor 3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 57676 6713786SHE 949.5.3100MDV401517511Gutter Tor N.
387Bellever Tor 10 CistSX 64086 7569187LYD 6627.20.1032MDV589145751Dunnabridge Newtake
388Butterdon Ridge N.E. CistSX 65781 5934188UGB 1653.8.3139MDV288745752Butterdon Hill
389Upper Spanish Lake 3 CistSX 58549 6445089SHA 3151.5.3129MDV249545753Lee Moor
390Ranny Brookhead CistSX 62616 6354390COR 1252.10133MDV427014987Ranny Brook Head
392Leeden Tor S.2 CistSX 56430 7085992WAL 2345.13.280MDV374645755Stanlake W.
393Down Tor S. CistSX 58037 6929393WAL 2647.588MDV342345757Down Tor S.
394Childes Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 62577 7029994LYD 9664.4165MDV4890715211Childe's Tomb
395Cosdon Hill Stone Row Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 64331 9159795ST 540.662MDV48906813Cosdon Stone Row
397Fernworthy 2 CistSX 65491 8410097LYD 2335.15.249MDV671935826Fernworthy
398Merrivale 7 CistSX 55490 7477098WAL 544.8.775MDV373810465Merrivale
399Shoveldown Rows 4 CistSX 65993 8592499CHA 136.754MDV618228953Shovel Down
400Grimslake Mire Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 70418 81165100N.BOV 320.169MDV874444533Hookney Down
401Brockhill Ford W. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 67809 65702101DEA 257.18156MDV5234705Brockhill Ford
402Brown Heath CistSX 63778 66069102HAR 155.7.3147MDV510245760Brown Heath
403Sharpitor N. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 55839 70693103WAL 2145.1279MDV37691246Peek Hill
404Knackersmill Gulf N. CistSX 63390 65587104COR 8151MDV1318545759Stinger's Hill
405Langcombe Brook 7 CistSX 60380 66921105SHA 1650.3.7121MDV513445765Langcombe Brook 7
406Glaze Meet CistSX 66506 60502106UGB 1156.3150MDV565245761Lower Glasscombe
407Hingston Hill N.2 CistSX 58386 69565107WAL 2747.13.293MDV349745766Down Tor N 2
408Hingston Hill N.1 CistSX 58388 69568108WAL 2847.13.192MDV349852348Down Tor N 1
409Hingston Hill N.3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 58397 69562109WAL 2947.13.394MDV349952347Down Tor N 3
410Langcombe Brook 5 CistSX 60878 66421110SHA 1750.3.5119MDV512945767Langcombe Brook 5
411Blakey Tor W. CistSX 61240 73551111LYD 8465.4183MDV624445772Blakey Tor W.
412Trowlesworthy Warren Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 57146 64757112SHA 30a51.1128MDV2857045773Trowlesworthy Warren
413Goldsmith's Cross E.2 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 61804 70321113LYD 9564.5.2167MDV634242707Fox Tor Mires cairn
414Hentor Farm Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 59089 65792114SHA 48MDV1274445774Hen Tor Meadow
415Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 60531 78683115LYD 4129.1836MDV593845775Crow Tor
417Raddick Hill Summit 3 CistSX 57929 71157117WAL 1546.6.387MDV494745777Raddick Hill N.
418Yellowmeade 1 CistSX 56350 74465118WAL 744.1.172MDV500245778Yellowmeade Farm NW.
419Cosdon Hill 4 Cairn Circle & CistSX 63730 91654119ST 1b40.7.464MDV692510325 n/a
420Cosdon Hill 3 Embanked Cairn Circle and CistSX 63708 91593120ST 240.7.363MDV689810325Cosdon Summit S.
421Higher Tor S.1 CistSX 61112 91352121LYD 140.1566MDV688145779Winter Tor
422Hen Tor N.7 CistSX 59825 65892122SHA 2049.22.7114MDV349145781Shavercombe Brook
423West Vitifer CistSX 67573 82799123CHA 425.1113MDV661534980Chagford Common
424Shoveldown N.W.1 CistSX 64389 86247124GID 137.5.158MDV439445782Stonetor Hill
425Lydford Tor E. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 60330 78092125LYD 41a29.1735MDV1469042853Lydford Tor
426White Hill 10 CistSX 53717 84201126PET 1132.22.1046MDV321645783White Hill NE.
427Nattor Down 5 CistSX 5409 8286127PET 1432.2.542MDV322345784Nattor Down 5
428Barn Hill S. CistSX 53318 74558128WHI 344.10.378MDV1468545785Barn Hill
429Langstone Moor 2 CistSX 55736 78120129PET 3930.10.239MDV459345786Near Langstone Moor Stone circle
431Hen Tor N.1 CistSX 59252 6572013149.22.1108MDV5531745790Hen Tor Warren 1
432Whitehorse Hill CistSX 61735 85482132MDV6636729778White Horse Hill
433Stalldown W.11 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 62833 62327133COR 11c54.18.11145MDV1323445791Stall Moor W.
434Sittaford Tor S. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 63479 8264113434.347MDV2189445792Sittaford Tor
435Foxtor Mires W. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 60780 7048413564.6170MDV1296724008Whiteworks
436Pizwell Bridge Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 67112 77513136WID 218.57MDV598745793Pizwell Bridge
437Standon Hill W. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 54739 81371137PET 1532.1744MDV2015545794Standon Down
438Cullever Steps Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 60787 91954138BEL 240.1465MDV686717956Cullever Steps
439Merrivale 8 Embanked Cairn Circle and CistSX 55360 74747139WAL 144.8.8MDV499710503Merrivale SW.
441Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 58342 65726141B:SHE 3649.6101MDV4221145797Ditsworthy Circle
442Merrivale double row 2 centre Encircled Cairn and CistSX 55442 74779142WAL 444.8.273MDV147963389Merrivale S row
443Royal Hill Summit CistSX 61295 7279214365.5.7178MDV1839145798Royal Hill Summit
444Aller Brook E. CistSX 67813 7168214460.11157MDV2016645799Aller Brook E.
445Holne Ridge N.3 CistSX 66641 7113814560.26.3158MDV1299745800Holne Ridge N.
446Swincombe Ford Newtake 1 CistSX 63330 7298814663.5.1162MDV5443142665Swincombe Ford Newtake
447Black Down W. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 57398 9154014742.669MDV6133245801Black Down
448Hemstone Rocks N.2 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX 64852 83850148LYD 17a35.7.2MDV672952522Hemstone Rocks
449Goldsmiths Cross E.1 CistSX 61871 7039514964.5.1166MDV6177545806Fox Tor Mires E.
450Stonetor Brookhead E.2 CistSX 6527 856315037.2.257MDV1302345807Stonetor Brook Head
451Homerton Hill N. CistSX 56132 9065115143.1571MDV1288445808Homerton Hill
452Hickley Ridge 3 CistSX 6659 620315256.14.4155MDV1328345809Hickley Ridge W.
453Hickley Ridge 2 CistSX 67224 6225015356.14.3154MDV6177245810Hickley Ridge Central
454Hickley Ridge 1 CistSX 67402 6238115456.14.2153MDV6177345811Hickley Ridge E.
455Giants Hill E CistSX 59587 66717155MDV7033345812 n/a
456Giants Hill W CistSX 59444 66753156MDV5539645813Giants Hill
457Assycombe Hill Stone Row Encircled Cairn and CistSX 66102 82650157LYD 2635.1950MDV653845814Assycombe Stone Row
458Round Hill S.3 CistSX 60910 74140158LYD 7565.1.6176MDV624952683Roundhill SW 1
460Crockern Tor N.W. CistSX 61414 7605516037MDV5756945816Crockern Tor
461Penn Beacon 1 stone row Cairn Circle & CistSX 59532 62482161COR 352.14.1136MDV12909 n/a Penn Beacon 1
462Drizzlecombe 6 CistSX 59181 66953162SHE 33d49.19.6102MDV337318464Giants Basin Foot
463Cosdon Hill 6 CistSX 63740 9165316364 n/a n/a Cosdon Summit N.
1072Riddon Ridge S. CistSX 66780 76269LYD 6718.2.9MDV5986 n/a RHR Stone
1301Cosdon Hill N.3 CistSX 63604 93067ST 940.8.3MDV6918 n/a Skaigh
1303Cosdon Hill N.W. CistSX 63040 9265940.10MDV63639 n/a n/a
1427Raddick Hill Summit 1 Reported CistSX 5782 7098WAL 1746.6.185MDV4951 n/a Raddick Hill 1
1428Raddick Hill Summit 2 Reported CistSX 57835 70986WAL 1646.6.286MDV4950 n/a Raddick Hill 2
1560Great Gnats' Head 2 Reported CistSX 6119 6803SHA 1a50.5.2MDV5092 n/a n/a
1569Upper Spanish Lake 1 Reported CistSX 58626 64360SHA 3551.5.1MDV42216 n/a Lee Moor S1
1570Upper Spanish Lake 2 Reported CistSX 58586 64351SHA 3451.5.2MDV2418 n/a Lee Moor S2
3001Merrivale Newtake CistSX 55518 75832MDV102721 n/a Merrivale Newtake
3040Kennon Hill S.1 Reported CistSX 64534 88357MDV61776 n/a Kennon Hill S.
3045Mardon Down (NE of Headless Cross) Reported CistSX 77470 87904MDV20076 n/a Mardon Down
3053Throwleigh Common Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX 65214 89786MDV13020 n/a Forder Brook
3063Sharpitor E.1 Cairn Circle & CistSX 56283 7043645.3.1MDV51502 n/a Leather Tor N.
3075Littaford Tor E CistSX 61846 76717MDV-1 n/a Littaford Tor E.
3079Raddick Hill SE pound CistSX 57712 70827MDV-1 n/a Raddick Hill SE pound
4209Fur Tor Reported CistSX 5783 8305MDV66000 n/a n/a
4288Thornworthy 2 CistSX 59015 73471CHA 335.2252MDV661315453Thornworthy
4292Butterdon South CistSX 65576 58524MDV125710 n/a Butterdon South

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