Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Search Tool: Prehistoric monuments within 2km of SX5672079825

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!

About the database: In all listings clicking on the photo will open a page for the site with a larger photo. The listings are drawn mainly from scientific journals and will not include the most recently discovered minor sites. There is comprehensive coverage of stone circles, stone rows and menhirs. Listings for cists and cairn circles should cover most of the better known sites. There are only partial entries for round cairns, settlements, pounds and none for reaves. For listings of specific types of monument click on Resources in the menu above. Corrections, or any feedback or suggestions are very welcome, email:

NOTE: Clicking on the icons for each monument in the map will give the name of the monument. Where icons overlap they are replaced with an icon with a number - zooming in may separate them out.

Search for sites near-by OS Grid Reference (6 or 8 digit) SX
Langstone Moor Stone Circle

Langstone Moor Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55638 78204
NMR record: SX 57 NE 13
HER record: 4226
Megalithic Portal: 1062
PMD: Langstone Moor Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Langstone
Butler map: 30.10
DPD page: 14
Turner: G10
Notes: The Langstone standing stone and also the stone circle were used for target practice by American troops who were stationed nearby during the Second World War. Bullet holes can be seen on the Langstone standing stone and the circle was sadly smashed to smithereens. The Langstone Moor Stone circle had been restored in 1894 when all of the stones were re-erected in their original socket holes. Today only 3 stones remain intact with 10 having been destroyed and the rest overturned during World War Two. The debris of the former stones remain in place. Pre-war photos give a sense of how spectacular this site used to be. The original restored circle consisted of 16 stones in a 20.9m circle. The original survey by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee suggested that there might have originally been a secondary concentric circle consisting of elvan rather than granite stones although the evidence for this today is unclear (see Extract from the Second Report of the D.E.C.), see also HER MDV4226. Further coverage can be found on Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Prehistoric Langstone Moor. Lethbridge p14, diagram p13.
Nearby sites: SX55647820
Distance: 1.95km

Langstone Moor Stone Row

Langstone Moor Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55022 78851
NMR record: SX 57 NE 18
HER record: 4223
Megalithic Portal: 2016
The Stone Rows of GB: Langstone Moor
PMD: Langstone Moor I Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Langstone
Butler map: 30.12
DPD page: 14
Notes: "A single stone row stands on Launceston (Langstone). Moor circa 330 feet in length, probably longer when complete. There are now only 18 stones, the largest of which stands only 18 inches above ground. At the north end are the remains of a barrow, now reduced to little more than a rubble ring. At the south end is the standing stone known as the 'Langstone', from which the moor probably takes its name. The stone was re-erected in 1893 and stands to a height of 9 feet 3 inches." Lethbridge p14, diagram p13.
Nearby sites: SX55027885
Distance: 1.96km

Langstone Moor 2 Cist

Langstone Moor 2 Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Stone Row & Settlements
OS Map: SX 55736 78120
NMR record: SX 57 NE 43
HER record: 4593
Megalithic Portal: 45786
PMD: Near Langstone Moor Stone circle
ShortName: CT:Langstone 2
Butler map: 30.10.2
Grinsell: PET 39
Notes: Butler Langstone Moor 2 - Vol. 2. Map 30.10. 129 Grinsell PETER TAVY 39. The cist is now housed in the Plymouth City Museum.
Nearby sites: SX55747812
Distance: 1.96km

Limsboro Cairn

OS Map: SX 56567 80550
NMR record: SX 58 SE 19
HER record: 3299
Megalithic Portal: 45851
ShortName: CN:Limsboro
Butler map: 32.18
Grinsell: LYD 14
Notes: A prehistoric Tor cairn with a diameter of approximately 14.3m.
Nearby sites: SX56578055
Distance: 0.75km

Page last updated 30/06/17