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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX 66100 82640

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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.

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List of sites within 2km of SX 66100 82640

Assycombe Standing Stone

Assycombe Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66101 82649
HER: MDV6537
Megalithic Portal: 1738
PMD: Assycombe Standing Stone
ShortName: SS Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
DPD page: 135
Notes: Bronze Age stone row and cairn, Assycombe. The double stone row is 120m long terminating in the cairn at the North-East end. The South-West end is blocked by a stone 2.0m high. The largest stone, 2m high, lies at the E end and was re-erected re-erected by Baring-Gould in 1892 or 1893. The cairn is 8.4m in diameter and 0.6m high.
Nearby sites: SX 66101 82649
Distance: 0.01km

Assycombe Stone Row

Assycombe Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66095 82641
HER: MDV6537
Megalithic Portal: 1738
The Stone Rows of GB: Assycombe Stone Row
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
ShortName: SR Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
DPD page: 135
Notes: "Bronze Age stone row and cairn, Assycombe. The double stone row is 120m long terminating in the cairn at the North-East end. The South-West end is blocked by a stone 2.0m high, re-erected there by Baring-Gould. The cairn is 8.4m in diameter and 0.6m high. Scheduled." Also from Burnard's 1892 field notes: The row, which starts from a ruined cairn, consists of 84 standing stones, and extends 800 feet E. and W., running in two rows down the hill towards Assycombe. It terminates towards the W. in a stone lying prone, 5' 9" long. 2'' wide. The avenue is from 5' to 6' wide, inner measurement. The stones composing the row are 18" high, and down to 6".
Nearby sites: SX 66095 82641
Distance: 0.01km

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Assycombe Hill Encircled Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Assycombe Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 66102 82650
HER: MDV6538
Megalithic Portal: 45814
PMD: Assycombe Stone Row
Alternate name: Assycombe Hill Stone Row Encircled Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT Assycombe
Butler map: 35.19
Butler Vol 5: p.232 & Fig.164
DPD page: 135
Grinsell: LYD 26
Turner: F16
Notes: The cairn at the E end is in line with the N of the two rows. It measures 8.4m in diameter and is 0.6m high. It contains a large quantity of stone; two stones in the centre, set at right angles to each other around a hollow, suggest the remains of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX 66102 82650
Distance: 0.01km

East Lowton Settlement

OS Map: SX 666 837
HER: MDV107002
Megalithic Portal: 34966
ShortName: ST:EastLowton
Nearby sites: SX 666 837
Distance: 1.17km

Fernworthy Stone Circle

Fernworthy Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65486 84126
HER: MDV6534
Megalithic Portal: 530
PMD: Fernworthy Stone Circle
ShortName: SC Fernworth
DPD page: 138
Turner: G13
Notes: The Fernworthy circle is part of a group of ceremonial monuments including 3 stone rows and 5 cairns that may once have rivalled Merrivale and Shovel Down as ceremonial centres. The site is in a small clearing in Fernworthy Forrest off the path to Teignhead Farm. The circle is remarkably intact with all but 2 stones still in their original places ... It is 20m in diameter and consists of 27 small stones. The stone rows and cairns probably came later and surround the site. The circle was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1897. They found that the interior of the circle was covered in a layer of charcoal suggesting that it had been the scene of very many fires - perhaps funeral pyres or feasts. See also Legendary Dartmoor: Dartmoor's Fernworthy Stone. DNP Post 3D.
Nearby sites: SX 65486 84126
Distance: 1.61km

Fernworthy Ceremonial Complex

Fernworthy Ceremonial Complex

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 6548 8412
HER: MDV6534
Megalithic Portal: 35937
PMD: Fernworthy
ShortName: CX Fernwthy
DPD page: 138
Notes: Lethbridge p.138
Nearby sites: SX 6548 8412
Distance: 1.60km

Fernworthy Settlement

OS Map: SX 648 837
HER: MDV6731
Megalithic Portal: 10485
ShortName: ST:Fernworthy
Nearby sites: SX 648 837
Distance: 1.68km

Fernworthy Cist

Fernworthy Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65491 84100
HER: MDV6719
Megalithic Portal: 35826
PMD: Fernworthy
Alternate name: Fernworthy 2 Cist
ShortName: CT Fernworth
Butler map: 35.15.2
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.13
DPD page: 138
Grinsell: LYD 23
Notes: The remains of this cist are in the 6m diameter barrow at the N end of the Fernworthy S.E. stone row. The cist in the centre is represented by two stones set at right angles, 0.4m tall internally. Excavated by the Dartmoor Excavation Committee in 1898. A lot of burnt bone was found. DNP Post 6D. Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.15.2 (diagram Vol. 5. p.36 - row 2). Newman Barrow B.
Nearby sites: SX 65491 84100
Distance: 1.58km

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Fernworthy (SW) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65483 84101
HER: MDV14885
Megalithic Portal: 35827
Alternate name: Fernworthy 3 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC FernworthyS
Butler map: 35.15.3
Butler Vol 5: p.36 & Fig.14
Grinsell: LYD 21
Turner: F25
Notes: Newman Barrow A. Small turf-covered cairn at the northern end of the western double stone row south of Fernworthy stone circle forming part of the Froggymead ceremonial complex. It measures 6.5 metres in diameter and has a central hollow resulting from excavation in 1898. Two rings of orthostats, 7m and 5m diameter, around cairn 4.5m diameter and 0.2m high (Turner). It once had a retaining circle of small stones but only three were visible in 2013. DNP Post 2D. Turner F25.
Nearby sites: SX 65483 84101
Distance: 1.59km

Fernworthy Barrow C Cairn

OS Map: SX 65485 84047
HER: MDV14887
Megalithic Portal: 35829
Alternate name: Fernworthy 4 Cairn
ShortName: CN:FernworthyC
Butler map: 35.15.4
Grinsell: LYD 22
Notes: Newman Barrow C.Cairn forming part of the cermonial complex at Froggymeade. Sitated at the southern end of the eastern stone row to the south of Fernworthy stone circle. It was excavated in 1898 but had previously been disturbed. Only one small flint flake was found.
Nearby sites: SX 65485 84047
Distance: 1.54km

Fernworthy E. Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65561 84090
HER: MDV6560
Megalithic Portal: 3234
Alternate name: Fernworthy 5 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:FernworthyE
Butler map: 35.15.5
DPD page: 138
Grinsell: LYD 24
Turner: F4
Notes: Newman Barrow D. "5.8m diameter. Has 3 stones spaced on the east side. A beaker, flint knife, dress fastener and a piece of bronze were discovered when the cairn was excavated in 1898". The crushed beaker. When reconstructed it became one of Dartmoor's most important Bronze Age finds and is now on display in Plymouth City Museum along with the other artifacts retrieved. DNP Post 7D.
Nearby sites: SX 65561 84090
Distance: 1.55km

Fernworthy N. Cairn

Fernworthy N. Cairn

OS Map: SX 65539 84333
HER: MDV6563
Megalithic Portal: 35828
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 1
PMD: Fernworthy N Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN FernworthyN
Butler map: 35.15.1
Grinsell: LYD 20
Notes: Newman Barrow E. Remains of a small cairn at the northern terminus of the double stone row north of the Fernworthy stone circle. The cairn has been damaged by past tree planting and the feature can be hard to identify as the remains are low to the ground and spread far beyond its original form. Radcliffe quotes Butler and also refers to HER/SMR number 6556 or 6562. "The 1898 plan shows a mound with a stone alongside as its northern terminus, probably a cairn, 1, with a retaining circle. This stone is still visible together with another at an angle, perhaps one side of a cist ..." (Butler Vol 2 pp. 164-5)
Nearby sites: SX 65539 84333
Distance: 1.78km

Fernworthy N. Stone Row

Fernworthy N. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65538 84336
HER: MDV6562
Megalithic Portal: 1933
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 1
PMD: Fernworthy B Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 1 Stone Row
ShortName: SR Fernwthy N
Butler map: 35.15.1
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 1. "To the N of Fernworthy stone circle is a double stone row. At its N end are the disturbed remains of a barrow. The row survives well for 125m although beyond this (to the N) it has been heavily disturbed by forestry activity as far as the barrow. The plan of 1898, made prior to afforestation, shows the N end of the double row as already `buried or lost'. The surviving part of the double row contains paired, low stones 0.8m to 1.4m apart, averaging 0.3m high, although many are flush with the ground. The tallest stones are at the S end. The alignment of the row is tangential to the circle (SX 68 SE 56). The barrow at the N end of the row measures 6m in diameter, although it is very amorphous due to tree planting. there is a large proportion of stone in the centre of the low mound, as well as some amorphous scarping and one large upright slab." DNP Post 8D
Nearby sites: SX 65538 84336
Distance: 1.79km

Fernworthy S.E. Stone Row

Fernworthy S.E. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 6549 8407
HER: MDV6556
Megalithic Portal: 10484
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 2
PMD: Fernworthy C Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 2 Stone Row
ShortName: SR Fernwthy SE
Butler map: 35.15.2
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 2. "Centred at SX 65518404 is a cairn. 45m to the N at SX 65508409 is a barrow containing the remains of a cist. Between the two are the very fragmented remains of an alleged double stone row running N to S parallel to another row (SX 68 SE 59) which leads towards Fernworthy Stone Circle. The row, barrow and cairn have all been comprehensively damaged by afforestation and the digging of the adjacent drainage channels. Seven stones survive of an alignment but there is little evidence that it was a double row. The barrow at the N end of the row measures up to 6m in diameter and is 0.4m high, although its shape is obscured by drainage channels. The cist in the centre is represented by two stones set at right angles, 0.4m tall internally. The cairn at the S end of the row measures 7.3m N to S by 8.5m and is 0.5m high. There is a large amount of surface stone on and around it." DNP Post 5D.
Nearby sites: SX 6549 8407
Distance: 1.55km

Fernworthy S.W. Stone Row

Fernworthy S.W. Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Fernworthy Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65479 84105
HER: MDV14886
Megalithic Portal: 1934
The Stone Rows of GB: Fernworthy 3
PMD: Fernworthy A Stone Row
Alternate name: Fernworthy 3 Stone Row
ShortName: SR Fernwthy SW
Butler map: 35.15.3
DPD page: 138
Notes: Butler Row 3. "A disturbed double stone row is centred SX 65488408. It is 21m long and is oriented N to S. At the N end is a cairn (SX 68 SE 58) offset slightly W of the alignment of the row. Beyond this to the N is Fernworthy Stone Circle (SX 68 SE 56). The S end of the row is not very well preserved. The plan of 1898 depicts it terminating at a stone in the face of a wall, although the wall has since been removed. The stones in the row average 0.5m to 0.6m tall and lie in an area of amorphous modern earthworks up to 0.3m deep." DNP Post 1D.
Nearby sites: SX 65479 84105
Distance: 1.59km

Heath Stone Standing Stone

Heath Stone Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 6712 8375
HER: MDV6650
Megalithic Portal: 14933
ShortName: SS Heath Stone
Butler map: 25.
Notes: The original Heath Stone was a boundary stone which was referred to in the Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor in 1240 and some very early maps. According to Butler (Vol. 2 Map 25 p.32) the stone carved with a biblical inscription in 1970 that is currently known as the Heath Stone is unlikely to have been the original Heath Stone as it is in a useless position to be of any use as a boundary stone. The stone was not included in maps from the 18th century and then reappeared in a different location. It is doubtful that the current stone is the original or that it is prehistoric. Crossing suggests that the large standing stone in the Hurston Ridge stone row is the actual Heath Stone. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: The Dartmoor Heathstone
Nearby sites: SX 6712 8375
Distance: 1.51km

Hemstone Rocks Platform Cairn Circle

Hemstone Rocks Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64856 83806
HER: MDV6730
Megalithic Portal: 45619
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.3 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.3
Grinsell: LYD 17b
Turner: E12
Notes: Next to Turner ring cairn D9. "Remains of a cairn 8.0 metres diameter and up to 0.2 metres high to the north of the hut settlement. There are two pits cut into it, probably the result of work carried out by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1901." DNP Site 9F.
Nearby sites: SX 64856 83806
Distance: 1.71km

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Hemstone Rocks Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 64852 83850
HER: MDV6729
Megalithic Portal: 52522
PMD: Hemstone Rocks
Alternate name: Hemstone Rocks N.2 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT Hemstone
Butler map: 35.7.2
Grinsell: LYD 17a
Turner: D9
Notes: There are 3 cairns in the vicinity and they are according to Newman [2013] impossible to match up with the old reports. These cairns were excavated by Baring-Gould in 1900. A flint flake was found in the cist. There is also a rectangular pit in this cairn which could be from the 1900 excavation. See also: MDV48854. DNP Site 8F. Butler Hemstone Rocks N. 1 - Vol. 2. Map 35.7. Central cist. Next to Turner Platform Circle E12.
Nearby sites: SX 64852 83850
Distance: 1.74km

Hurston Ridge Standing Stone

Hurston Ridge Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 67268 82444
HER: MDV6541
Megalithic Portal: 8345
PMD: Hurston Ridge Standing Stone
ShortName: SS HurstonRidg
Butler map: 25.9
DPD page: 136
Notes: Hurston Ridge is one of the best examples of a double stone now on Dartmoor. At the south end is a cairn 22feet in diameter. The space between the rows widens intentionally as it approaches the cairn. The first stone from the south in the eastern row is the largest stone and stands 5 feet 10 inches high. Crossing suggests this may have been the original Heath Stone. A cinerary urn, in fragments except for the rim, was discovered in the cairn in 1900. Restored, the urn, 18 3/4 inches high, 16 inches in diameter at the rim and 8 inches in diameter at the base was revealed as an unusually large and handsome bipartite Overhanging rim or crowned urn of Middle Bronze Age type.
Nearby sites: SX 67268 82444
Distance: 1.18km

Hurston Ridge Settlement

Hurston Ridge Settlement

OS Map: SX 674 825
HER: MDV6668
Megalithic Portal: 34979
ShortName: ST HurstonRidg
Butler map: 25.9
Nearby sites: SX 674 825
Distance: 1.31km

Hurston Ridge Stone Row

Hurston Ridge Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Hurston Ridge Double Stone Row
OS Map: SX 67260 82437
HER: MDV6541
Megalithic Portal: 8345
The Stone Rows of GB: Hurston Ridge
PMD: Hurston Ridge Stone Row
ShortName: SR Hurston
Butler map: 25.9
Butler Vol 5: p.228 & Fig.161
DPD page: 136
Notes: .Worth: Watern Hill. "A stone alignment which includes two parallel lines of upright stones leading downslope for 143 metres from a round cairn. The lower end of the alignment is denoted by a blocking stone. Midway along the alignment a length of later enclosure walling crosses the row. The cairn at the upper end of the alignment measures 5.9 metres in diameter and stands up to a height of 0.6 metres. A large slab denoting the north eastern edge of the cairn may represent a second blocking stone of the associated alignment. A cinerary urn was found in the cairn." A number of the stones were restored to their original sockets in 1894. A broken hand axe was discovered in the pit in which one of the stones had stood near to the menhir next to the cairn.
Nearby sites: SX 67260 82437
Distance: 1.18km

King's Oven (Water Hill) Cairn

King's Oven (Water Hill) Cairn

OS Map: SX 67158 81299
HER: MDV6674
Megalithic Portal: 34690
PMD: Water Hill Possible Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Water Hill 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN Kings Oven
Butler map: 26.5.1
Butler Vol 5: p.156 & Fig.95
Grinsell: CHA 6
Notes: Situated at SX 67158129 on the rounded summit of Water Hill is the remains of a substantial round cairn 18.0 metres in diameter and up to 1.4 metres high in the east and 0.9 metres in the west. The whole of the central area of the cairn has been robbed to construct a superimposed modern boundary cairn 4.0 metres in diam and 2.1 metres high. This has given a 'dished' appearance to the cairn proper. Several large slabs averging 0.8 metres by 0.7 metres scattered around the base of the boundary cairn may be the remains of a destroyed cist.

The southern flat topped cairn measures 18 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres in height and is surmounted by a modern stone pile. A large slab situated to the south of this pile may have been part of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX 67158 81299
Distance: 1.71km

Lowton Brook W. Settlement

OS Map: SX 663 834
HER: MDV104672
Megalithic Portal: 24262
ShortName: ST:LowtonBrW
Nearby sites: SX 663 834
Distance: 0.79km

Metherall Settlement

OS Map: SX 668 840
HER: MDV6624
Megalithic Portal: 15138
ShortName: ST:Metherall
Barrow Report: 56
Nearby sites: SX 668 840
Distance: 1.53km

South Teignhead  / White Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle

South Teignhead / White Ridge Stone Ring Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 64168 82656
HER: MDV6754
Megalithic Portal: 35830
PMD: Teignhead Henge
Alternate name: South Teignhead Pound Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC White Ridge
Butler map: 35.18
Turner: A5
Notes: A small circular 'pound' about 0.5km SE of Grey Wethers. It measures 75ft (N-S) by 66ft; the bank composed of small stone and earth is 6-8ft wide and 3ft high. An entrance on the W has one door jamb standing.
Nearby sites: SX 64168 82656
Distance: 1.93km

Stannon Little Newtake Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Stannon Little Newtake Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 65464 81068
HER: MDV6616
Megalithic Portal: 37598
PMD: Stannon Newtake
Alternate name: Stannon Newtake E. Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT Stannon New
Butler map: 35.21.1
DPD page: 124
Grinsell: LYD 29
Turner: D16
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: "Cairn survives as a 4.5 metre diameter mound up to 0.5 metres high. The western edge is denoted by a kerb of edge set slabs up to 1.15 metres high. The eastern edge is beneath a later boundary bank. A cist in the centre is a rectangular pit 1.2 metres by 0.5 metres denoted by edge set slabs". Butler Stannon Newtake E. - Vol. 2. Map 35.21 (diagram p.168).


Nearby sites: SX 65464 81068
Distance: 1.70km

Stannon Newtake Stone Row

OS Map: SX 65348 81091
HER: MDV54555
Megalithic Portal: 2144
The Stone Rows of GB: Stannon Newtake
PMD: Stannon Newtake Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Stannon New
Butler map: 35.21
Notes: Possible extension of the White Ridge Stone Row. "Standing stones, possibly a stone row. Forty-six feet S. of the cairn (SX 68 SE 23) are two standing stones, two and a half feet high, their broad planes facing the monument. These, and two others in line, suggest the remains of a stone row, destroyed for materials for an ancient hedge. If a row, it does not point to the centre of the cairn. "
Nearby sites: SX 65348 81091
Distance: 1.72km

Thornworthy Cist

Thornworthy Cist

OS Map: SX 66746 84346
HER: MDV6613
Megalithic Portal: 15453
PMD: Thornworthy
ShortName: CT Thornworthy
Butler map: 35.22
Butler Vol 5: p.64 & Fig.42
DPD page: 137
Grinsell: CHA 3
Turner: E39
Barrow Report: 16 21 56
Notes: Butler Vol. 2. Map 35.22 (p.169, photo on p.136, diagram Vol. 5. p.64).Originally there was a second slightly smaller cist. This was removed after the excavation and re-erected at Torquay Museum. It is now at the High Moorland Visitor Centre at Princetown. See also: Thornworthy 2 Cist
Nearby sites: SX 66746 84346
Distance: 1.82km

West Vitifer Cist

West Vitifer Cist

OS Map: SX 67573 82799
HER: MDV6615
Megalithic Portal: 34980
PMD: Chagford Common
ShortName: CT WestVitifer
Butler map: 25.11
Grinsell: CHA 4
Barrow Report: 16
Notes: "Possible location of a Bronze Age cist, although when subject to field investigation in November 2002 the site was not found" "The cairn was partially excavated in 1897 by the Barrow Committee of the Devonshire Association. This working revealed a ring of slabs surrounding a cist which had not been previously examined. In the cist there was a complete Bronze Age beaker together with charcoal but no trace of a burial." Cairn survives, restored urn thought to be in Plymouth museum. See: Sixteenth Barrow Report 1897. Butler Vol. 2. Map 25.11 ( p.32).

The author visited this site on 10 May 2024. I took photos of a possible candidate but I was unconvinced I had located the site so a wide search was undertaken of the vicinity within approx. 100 m. My initial conclusion is that the site cannot be located. However, as a desktop exercise on 23/05/24 I'm inclined to think I had actually located it. It is the dip behind the stone which appears on the RHS of the photo. This coincides within a very short distance with the location I had previously determined using satellite and also to the location given in the scheduled monument SX 67571 82800.
Nearby sites: SX 67573 82799
Distance: 1.48km

White Ridge Standing Stone

White Ridge Standing Stone

OS Map: SX 64162 82653
HER: MDV6771
Megalithic Portal: 51338
PMD: South Teignhead
Alternate name: South Teignhead Standing Stone
ShortName: SS White Ridge
Butler map: 35.18
Notes: Possible recumbent standing stone. "A small circular 'pound' about 350 yards (sic) SE of Grey Wethers. It measures 75ft (N-S) by 66ft; the bank composed of small stone and earth is 6-8ft wide and 3ft high. An entrance on the W has one door jamb standing; this was excavated but nothing was found except a very fine flat stone on the subsoil which measured 9ft long by 3-4ft wide. Trial pits were dug inside the enclosure without success." TDA Vol. 34 pp.164 (1902)
Nearby sites: SX 64162 82653
Distance: 1.94km

White Ridge Stone Row

White Ridge Stone Row

OS Map: SX 65420 81661
HER: MDV6642
Megalithic Portal: 4145
The Stone Rows of GB: White Ridge
PMD: White Ridge Stone Row
ShortName: SR White Ridge
Butler map: 35.20
DPD page: 125
Notes: "A double stone row, 620 ft in length from the centre of a cairn at the north end, running nearly due south and slightly downhill. Well preserved at the north end for a short distance but becoming more dilapidated as it approaches the newtake wall at the south end". Lethbridge diagram p.124 and photo top p.125.
Nearby sites: SX 65420 81661
Distance: 1.19km

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