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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
301Wigford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX54419644271MEA 748.1.19523733536Wigford Down S.
302Gutter Tor 2 CistSX57603668182SHE 1549.5.299399145650Gutter Tor summit
303Willings Walls 3 CistSX58278653393SHA 2451.6.3131402245651Willings Walls Warren
304Drizzlecombe 22 CistSX59033667254SHE 3449.19.22106334016933Drizzlecombe SW.
305Drizzlecombe 13 CistSX59156672155SHE 2549.19.131033339534Drizzlecombe N 13
306Langcombe Brook 8 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX60427671106SHA 450.3.8122513345659Langcombe Brook 8
307Langcombe Brook 1 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX60788668927SHA 850.3.111551193194Deadman's Bottom N 2
308Langcombe Brook 2 CistSX60782669008SHA 750.3.211651203194Deadman's Bottom N 1
309Calveslake Tor CistSX60874675519SHA 350.4126508545660Calveslake Tor
310Legis Tor E.2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX573946548110SHE 2249.2.298336534130Legis Tor W.
311Hen Tor N.2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX593726580111SHA 2649.22.2109347945661Hen Tor Warren 2
312Hen Tor N.4 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX596326577712SHA 2949.22.4111349245662Hen Tor Warren 4
313Great Gnats' Head 1 CistSX611746803413SHA 150.5.1127509145675Great Gnat's Head
314Grim's Grave Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX612456642214SHA 1350.3.3117508314930Grim's Grave
315Roundy Park CistSX639207966915LYD 4027.416593526041Roundy Park
316Soussons Plantation S. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX675167870016MAN 924.2.61160131266Soussons Plantation
317Doe Tor E. CistSX543838484617LYD 1232.2145325144223Doe Tor
318Skir Hill Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX651047068618LYD 10261.8159650745676Skir Hill
319Ter Hill N.W.1 CistSX628617117719LYD 9764.3.1163630345677Ter Hill N.
320Ter Hill N.W.2 CistSX628647096420LYD 9864.3.2164627945678Ter Hill S.
321Drizzlecombe 21 CistSX592276747821SHE 2449.19.21105336316934Drizzlecombe N.
322Royal Hill E.3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX620207209122LYD 8865.5.3184630934958Royal Hill SE.
323Royal Hill E.4 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX620827233423LYD 8965.5.4185630434960Royal Hill E.
324Royal Hill E.5 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX621087243424LYD 9065.5.5186630534959Royal Hill NE.
325Crock of Gold Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX612867307625LYD 8665.2177630814960The Crock of Gold
327Ringmoor Down 2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX565956576227SHE 2049.21.2107403034131Legis Lake
328Joan Ford's Newtake 1 Embanked Cairn Circle and CistSX631437216828LYD 9263.3.116162603295Joan Ford's Newtake
330Blakey Tor E. CistSX613127355830LYD 8565.4182624528869Blakey Tor E.
331Round Hill S.E.1 CistSX605247386031LYD 8065.3.1179625445679Blackabrook
332Round Hill S.E.2 CistSX605227386732LYD 8165.3.2180625345679Blackabrook NW.
333Round Hill S.E.3 CistSX605287387333LYD 8265.3.3181625245679Blackabrook E.
334Round Hill S.2 CistSX609167416034LYD 7665.1.5175624845680Roundhill SW 2
335Round Hill Summit 2 CistSX611647441335LYD 7965.1.2173625745681Round Hill E.
336Round Hill Summit 1 CistSX610467442836LYD 7865.1.1172621745682Round Hill Summit W.
337Lakehead Hill 8 CistSX647177717837LYD 5827.19.825587924377Lakehead Hill SE.
338Piles Hill S.W.15 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX645406026238HAR 853.11.1514142561108Lower Piles
339Stalldown N.9 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX632746323939COR 1354.18.9144429645688Stall Moor N.
340Hook Lake stone row Encircled Cairn and CistSX641146532740HAR 355.8149513752166Hook Lake Stone row
342Tristis Rock Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX637806016042HAR 654.17143425845689Tristis Rock
343Dendles Waste S. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX615356280443COR 1452.15138427645691Dendles Waste
344Goldsmith's Cross S. CistSX616846987244LYD 10064.5169508142708Fox Tor Mires S 5
345Eylesbarrow S.W. CistSX586956784545SHE 747.1190334145710Eylesburrow W.
346Meacombe CistSX725008690946A:CHA 1187823110518Meacombe Chambered Cairn
347Langcombe Brook 4 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX612516631347SHA 1850.3.4118512614929Langcombe Brook S.
348Willings Walls 2 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX582796524048SHA 2551.6.2130402145711Willings Walls Warren S.
349Legis Tor E.1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX574746554249SHE 2349.2.197342445857Legis Tor E.
350Hen Tor N.5 CistSX597086569250SHA 3049.22.5112351145712Hen Tor Warren 5
351Hen Tor N.3 CistSX595676580651SHA 2849.22.3110349045727Hen Tor Warren 3
352Hen Tor N.6 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX596066589352SHA 2749.22.6113350345728Hen Tor Warren 6
353Langcombe Brook 6 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX608666615553SHA 1950.3.6120512845729Langcombe Brook 6
354Outholme Newtake CistSX579936827854SHE 247.1089402445730Outcombe
355Langcombe Brook 10 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX609606673055SHA 1050.3.10124508645731Deadman's Bottom S 10
356Langcombe Brook 9 CistSX609846671456SHA 1150.3.9123512245732Deadman's Bottom S 9
357Langcombe Brook 11 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX612016698357SHA 1250.3.11125512545733Deadman's Bottom E.
358Houndtor Down Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX741067877258MAN 138.62739824187Hound Tor
359Blackslade Down CistSX734167551959WID 149.83743732071Blackslade Down
360Hamel Down S. CistSX710087834560WID 720.158751916636Hamel Down S.
361Leather Tor S. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX563256952461WAL 2545.1783343434457Cross Gate
362Bellever Tor 1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX640897647262LYD 5927.20.127588434876Bellever Tor W.
363Lakehead Hill 7 CistSX647207739563LYD 5727.19.724587511137Lakehead Hill E.
364Lakehead Hill 6 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX643637747564LYD 5627.19.623584224365Lakehead Hill Central
365White Tor E.4 CistSX546997869565PET 2731.22.441411835807White Tor E.
366Lakehead Hill 2 CistSX642617770166LYD 5227.19.22158414612Lakehead Hill NW.
367Lakehead Hill 9 CistSX646777838567LYD 5127.19.926595545734Lakehead Hill NE.
368Lakehead Hill 4 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX644997761168LYD 5427.19.42258702009Lakehead Hill Summit
369Money Pit Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX681817386569WID 2114.11564601369Money Pit
370lngra Tor CistSX558747209370WAL 945.1682498345735Ingra Tor
371Thornworthy CistSX667468434671CHA 335.2252661315453Thornworthy
372Stannon Newtake E. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX654648106872LYD 2935.21.151661637598Stannon Newtake
373Chittaford Down 3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX636877946373LYD 3927.18.319593252177Chittaford Down
374Archerton Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX638527887274LYD 4527.1820583937599Archerton Tennis Court
375Rowtor Brook 3 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX627527880875LYD 4227.17.317583837604Hollowcombe Bottom
376Stennen Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX625737790576LYD 4729.11.133584645736Powder Mills W.
377Stennen Hill 2 CistSX626157783877LYD 4929.11.234584745737Powder Mills E.
378Bellever Tor 3 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX639197606778LYD 6027.20.328588845738Black Newtake N.
379Bellever Tor 6 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX638937586979LYD 6227.20.629589034908Black Newtake Central
380Bellever Tor 8 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX638537573480LYD 6427.20.830595045744Black Newtake S.
381Bellever Tor 9 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX635857547081LYD 6527.20.931595237603Smith Hill
383Coombe Brook N.E. CistSX624466264583COR 1552.11134426945746Harrowthorn Plantation
384Ranny Brook N.3 CistSX621546354784COR 1152.9.3132427245747Ranny Brook settlement
385Goldsmith's Cross E.3 CistSX617417020485LYD 9464.5.3168634345748Goldsmith's Cross
386Gutter Tor 3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX576766713786SHE 949.5.3100401517511Gutter Tor N.
387Bellever Tor 10 CistSX640867569187LYD 6627.20.1032589145751Dunnabridge Newtake
388Butterdon Ridge N.E. CistSX657815934188UGB 1653.8.3139288745752Butterdon Hill
389Upper Spanish Lake 3 CistSX585496445089SHA 3151.5.3129249545753Lee Moor
390Ranny Brookhead CistSX626166354390COR 1252.10133427014987Ranny Brook Head
392Leeden Tor S.2 CistSX564307085992WAL 2345.13.280374645755Stanlake W.
393Down Tor S. CistSX580376929393WAL 2647.588342345757Down Tor S.
394Childe's Tomb Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX625777029994LYD 9664.41654890715211Childe's Tomb
395Cosdon Hill Stone Row Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX643319159795ST 540.66248906813Cosdon Stone Row
397Fernworthy 2 CistSX654918410097LYD 2335.15.249671935826Fernworthy
398Merrivale 7 CistSX554907477098WAL 544.8.775373810465Merrivale
399Shoveldown Rows 4 CistSX659938592499CHA 136.754618228953Shovel Down
400Grimslake Mire Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX7041881165100N.BOV 320.169874444533Hookney Down
401Brockhill Ford W. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX6780965702101DEA 257.181565234705Brockhill Ford
402Brown Heath CistSX6377866069102HAR 155.7.3147510245760Brown Heath
403Sharpitor N. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX5583970693103WAL 2145.127937691246Peek Hill
404Knackersmill Gulf N. CistSX6339065587104COR 81511318545759Stinger's Hill
405Langcombe Brook 7 CistSX6038066921105SHA 1650.3.7121513445765Langcombe Brook 7
406Glaze Meet CistSX6650660502106UGB 1156.3150565245761Lower Glasscombe
407Hingston Hill N.2 CistSX5838669565107WAL 2747.13.293349745766Down Tor N 2
408Hingston Hill N.1 CistSX5838869568108WAL 2847.13.192349852348Down Tor N 1
409Hingston Hill N.3 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX5839769562109WAL 2947.13.394349952347Down Tor N 3
410Langcombe Brook 5 CistSX6087866421110SHA 1750.3.5119512945767Langcombe Brook 5
411Blakey Tor W. CistSX6124073551111LYD 8465.4183624445772Blakey Tor W.
412Trowlesworthy Warren Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX5714664757112SHA 30a51.11282857045773Trowlesworthy Warren
413Goldsmith's Cross E.2 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX6180470321113LYD 9564.5.2167634242707Fox Tor Mires cairn
414Hentor Farm Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX5908965792114SHA 481274445774Hen Tor Meadow
415Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX6053178683115LYD 4129.1836593845775Crow Tor
417Raddick Hill Summit 3 CistSX5792971157117WAL 1546.6.387494745777Raddick Hill N.
418Yellowmeade 1 CistSX5635074465118WAL 744.1.172500245778Yellowmeade Farm NW.
419Cosdon Hill 4 Cairn Circle & CistSX6372191660119ST 1b40.7.464692510325 n/a
420Cosdon Hill 3 Embanked Cairn Circle and CistSX6370891593120ST 240.7.363689810325Cosdon Summit S.
421Higher Tor S.1 CistSX6111291352121LYD 140.1566688145779Winter Tor
422Hen Tor N.7 CistSX5982565892122SHA 2049.22.7114349145781Shavercombe Brook
423West Vitifer CistSX6757482806123CHA 425.1113661534980Chagford Common
424Shoveldown N.W.1 CistSX6438986247124GID 137.5.158439445782Stonetor Hill
425Lydford Tor E. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX6033078092125LYD 41a29.17351469042853Lydford Tor
426White Hill 10 CistSX5371784201126PET 1132.22.1046321645783White Hill NE.
427Nattor Down 5 CistSX5409082860127PET 1432.2.542322345784Nattor Down 5
428Barn Hill S. CistSX5331674552128WHI 344.10.3781468545785Barn Hill
429Langstone Moor 2 CistSX5573678120129PET 3930.10.239459345786Near Langstone Moor Stone circle
431Hen Tor N.1 CistSX592526572013149.22.11085531745790Hen Tor Warren 1
432Whitehorse Hill CistSX61735854821326636729778White Horse Hill
433Stalldown W.11 Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX6283362327133COR 11c54.18.111451323445791Stall Moor W.
434Sittaford Tor S. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX634798264113434.3472189445792Sittaford Tor
435Foxtor Mires W. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX607807048413564.61701296724008Whiteworks
436Pizwell Bridge Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX6711277513136WID 218.57598745793Pizwell Bridge
437Standon Hill W. Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX5473981371137PET 1532.17442015545794Standon Down
438Cullever Steps Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX6078791954138BEL 240.1465686717956Cullever Steps
439Merrivale 8 Embanked Cairn Circle and CistSX5535974744139WAL 144.8.8499710503Merrivale SW.
441Ditsworthy Circle Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX5834265726141B:SHE 3649.61014221145797Ditsworthy Circle
442Merrivale double row 2 centre Encircled Cairn and CistSX5544274779142WAL 444.8.273147963389Merrivale S row
443Royal Hill Summit CistSX612957279214365.5.71781839145798Royal Hill Summit
444Aller Brook E. CistSX678137168214460.111572016645799Aller Brook E.
445Holne Ridge N.3 CistSX666417113814560.26.31581299745800Holne Ridge N.
446Swincombe Ford Newtake 1 CistSX633307298814663.5.11625443142665Swincombe Ford Newtake
447Black Down W. Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX573989154014742.6696133245801Black Down
448Hemstone Rocks N.2 Ring Setting Cairn and CistSX6485283850148LYD 17a35.7.2672952522Hemstone Rocks
449Goldsmith's Cross E.1 CistSX618717039514964.5.11666177545806Fox Tor Mires E.
450Stonetor Brookhead E.2 CistSX652708563015037.2.2571302345807Stonetor Brook Head
451Homerton Hill N. CistSX561329065115143.15711288445808Homerton Hill
452Hickley Ridge 3 CistSX665906203015256.14.41551328345809Hickley Ridge W.
453Hickley Ridge 2 CistSX672246225015356.14.31546177245810Hickley Ridge Central
454Hickley Ridge 1 CistSX674026238115456.14.21536177345811Hickley Ridge E.
455Giant's Hill E CistSX59587667171557033345812 n/a
456Giant's Hill W CistSX59444667531565539645813Giants Hill
457Assycombe Hill Stone Row Encircled Cairn and CistSX6610282650157LYD 2635.1950653845814Assycombe Stone Row
458Round Hill S.3 CistSX6091074140158LYD 7565.1.6176624952683Roundhill SW 1
460Crockern Tor N.W. CistSX6141476055160375756945816Crockern Tor
461Penn Beacon 1 stone row Cairn Circle & CistSX5953262482161COR 352.14.113612909 n/a Penn Beacon 1
462Drizzlecombe 6 CistSX5918166953162SHE 33d49.19.6102337318464Giants Basin Foot
463Cosdon Hill 6 CistSX637409165316364 n/a n/a Cosdon Summit N.
1072Riddon Ridge S. CistSX6678076269LYD 6718.2.95986 n/a RHR Stone
1263Shoveldown Central Settlement Reported CistSX657648585736.45354531 n/a Shovel Down W.
1301Cosdon Hill N.3 CistSX6360493067ST 940.8.36918 n/a Skaigh
1303Cosdon Hill N.W. CistSX630409265940.1063639 n/a n/a
1427Raddick Hill Summit 1 Reported CistSX5782070980WAL 1746.6.1854951 n/a Raddick Hill 1
1428Raddick Hill Summit 2 Reported CistSX5783570986WAL 1646.6.2864950 n/a Raddick Hill 2
1560Great Gnats' Head 2 Reported CistSX6119068030SHA 1a50.5.25092 n/a n/a
1569Upper Spanish Lake 1 Reported CistSX5862664360SHA 3551.5.142216 n/a Lee Moor S1
1570Upper Spanish Lake 2 Reported CistSX5858664351SHA 3451.5.22418 n/a Lee Moor S2
3001Merrivale Newtake CistSX5551875832102721 n/a Merrivale Newtake
3040Kennon Hill S.1 Reported CistSX645348835761776 n/a Kennon Hill S.
3045Mardon Down (NE of Headless Cross) Reported CistSX774708790420076 n/a Mardon Down
3053Throwleigh Common Platform Cairn Circle and CistSX652148978613020 n/a Forder Brook
3063Sharpitor E.1 Cairn Circle & CistSX562837043645.3.151502 n/a Leather Tor N.
3075Littaford Tor E CistSX6184676717 n/a n/a Littaford Tor E.
3079Raddick Hill SE pound CistSX5771270827 n/a n/a Raddick Hill SE pound
4209Fur Tor Reported CistSX578308305066000 n/a n/a
4288Thornworthy 2 CistSX5902073552CHA 335.2252661315453Thornworthy
4292Butterdon South CistSX6557658524125710 n/a Butterdon South

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