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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: info@dartmoorwalks.org.uk.

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
Cosdon Beacon Platform Cairn Circle

Cosdon Beacon Platform Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63717 91719
NMR record: SX 69 SW 44
HER record: 6924
Megalithic Portal: 10325
Alternate name: Cosdon Beacon 5 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Cosdon 5
Butler map: 40.7.5
DPD page: 153
Grinsell: ST 1
Turner: E1
Notes: Cairn 13.5m diameter with signs of retaining circle. Crowned by modern stone heap. HER MDV6894. See also: NMR 444167. Lethbridge diagram p.152, photo bottom right p.153. Turner E1 (diagram p.59). Butler Cosdon Beacon 5 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.5. (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207).
Nearby sites: SX63729172
Distance: 1.85km

Cosdon Beacon Cairn

Cosdon Beacon Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63611 91502
NMR record: SX 69 SW 21
HER record: 6883
Megalithic Portal: 10325
Alternate name: Cosdon Beacon 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:Cosdon 1
Butler map: 40.7.1
DPD page: 153
Grinsell: ST 3
Notes: Cairn 27m diameter, height 1.8m, crowned by modern stone heap and OS trig pillar. Large hollows in the top, from robbing, would have protected beacon fires. Butler Cosdon Beacon 1 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.1. (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207).
Nearby sites: SX63619150
Distance: 1.61km

Cosdon Beacon Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63730 91654
NMR record: SX 69 SW 45
HER record: 6925
Megalithic Portal: 10325
PMD: Cosdon Summit N.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 4 Cist
ShortName: CT:Cosdon 4
Butler map: 40.7.4
Butler Vol 5: p.183 & Fig.125
DPD page: 153
Grinsell: ST 1b
Notes: "Cairn mound measures 7m in diam and stands up to 0.6m high. A central hollow, 2m by 1.8m by 1m deep, is faced on two sides with large slabs which may represent the cist described by falcon in 1905 as being 4ft long by 2ft wide. A ring of edge set stones around this cist is visible and may represent an internal kerb, which survives largely as a buried feature. Two stones set on edge on the e periphery of the mound may represent a second cist". The cist was originally noted by Falcon as being approximately 3 1/2ft to 4ft long and 2ft wide, aligned apparently NE-SW. The SW and NE sides were fairly recognizable. Lethbridge diagram p.152, photo bottom left p.153. Butler Cosdon Beacon 4 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.4 (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207).
Nearby sites: SX63739165
Distance: 1.79km

Cosdon Beacon Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63708 91593
NMR record: SX 69 SW 15
HER record: 6898
Megalithic Portal: 10325
PMD: Cosdon Summit S.
Alternate name: Cosdon Hill 3 Embanked Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Cosdon 3
Butler map: 40.7.3
Butler Vol 5: p.164 & Fig.105
DPD page: 152
Grinsell: ST 2
Turner: B14
Notes: "Ring cairn and cist on summit ridge of Cawsand Hill. Cairn forms part of a cemetery including at least 2 round cairns, 2 ring cairns and one platform cairn. Earthwork survives as a 2m wide and 0.4m high circular rubble bank, faced with close set stones around its outer edge and surrounds an internal area measuring 18m ew by 17m ns. A mound measuring 6m in diam and 0.2m high stands in the centre of the area enclosed by the circular bank and contains a stone cist with 2 slabs surviving." Turner B14(diagram p.59). Butler Cosdon Beacon 3 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.3 (diagram Vol. 5. p.164). NMR Cairn B. Possible cist?
Nearby sites: SX63719159
Distance: 1.72km

Cosdon Beacon East Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Cosdon Hill Triple Stone Row
OS Map: SX 63663 91492
NMR record: SX 69 SW 15
HER record: 6928
Megalithic Portal: 10325
Alternate name: Cosdon Beacon 2 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:Cosdon 2
Butler map: 40.7.2
DPD page: 152
Grinsell: ST 4
Turner: A6
Notes: Located 25m to east of Cosdon Beacon. A near circular bank 1.6m wide of double slab construction and about 21m across. HER MDV27452? Turner A6 (diagram p.59). NMR Cairn A. Butler Cosdon Beacon 2 Vol. 2. Map 40.7.2. (diagram of Cosdon Summit cairns on p.207).
Nearby sites: SX63669149
Distance: 1.61km

Little Hound Tor (or White Moor) Stone Circle

Little Hound Tor (or White Moor) Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Little Hound Tor Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 63285 89611
NMR record: SX 68 NW 2
HER record: 4374
Megalithic Portal: 528
PMD: White Moor Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:White Moor
DPD page: 154
Turner: G11
Notes: The circle is in good condition today but only 13 stones remained standing when the Dartmoor Exploration Committee re-erected 5 of the stones in 1896. The site is a fairly accurate circle of circumference 20.2m. A cairn lies close to the circle, a heather covered mound about 8.5m across. The White Moor stone lies 160m to the SE of the circle and it is thought to be contemporary with the circle but probably out of position having been re-erected at some point. It is now a boundary marker. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Bronze Age Landscape of Whitmoor
Nearby sites: SX63298961
Distance: 0.38km

White Hill Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 62800 90600
NMR record: SX 69 SW 18
HER record: 6887
Megalithic Portal: 36009
ShortName: ST:WhiteHill
Nearby sites: SX62809060
Distance: 0.73km

White Moor Cairn

OS Map: SX 63302 89534
NMR record: SX 68 NW 5
HER record: 4372
Megalithic Portal: 10327
Alternate name: White Moor Stone (NW of) Cairn
ShortName: CN:White Moor
Butler map: 40.5
Grinsell: ST 7
Notes:
Nearby sites: SX63308953
Distance: 0.46km

White Moor Stone Standing Stone

White Moor Stone Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Little Hound Tor Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 63359 89491
NMR record: SX 68 NW 6
HER record: 4391
Megalithic Portal: 10326
PMD: White Moor Stone
ShortName: SS:White Moor
Butler map: 40.5
Butler Vol 5: p.53
DPD page: 154
Notes: The White Moor stone lies 160m to the SE of the Little Hound Tor stone circle and it is thought to be contemporary with the circle but probably out of position having been re-erected at some point. It is now a boundary marker.
Nearby sites: SX63368949
Distance: 0.51km

Page last updated 30/06/17