Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
HomeWalksSites Access Resources
Dartmoor Site: Butter Brook Standing Stone

Butter Brook Standing Stone

Butter Brook Standing Stone

Photo taken on 30-09-2011

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 64747 59301
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV13095
Megalithic Portal: 45565
PMD: Butterbrook Standing Stone
Alternate name: Butterbrook
Short Name: SS Butter Br
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 2.03 x 1.77
Lidar: SX 64747 59301
Nearest Bus Stop: Ivybridge BP Garage (Stop B) (3.4 km) [Route: 38]
Nearby sites: SX 64747 59301


The stone is easy to approach from the dry ground to the south but just beyond the stone to the north is marshland. A standing-stone, possibly prehistoric, near Butter Brook (near Harford) is 2.03m long and has a standing height of 1.77m. The stone is located towards the north of the eastern side of the plantation around Butterbrook reservoir. [Entry no. 70 in An archaeological check-list for Harford, Devon Archaeological Society/DCRA publications no. 11 (1982)]


These are selected references with an emphasis on out of copyright sources linked as PDFs. For more detailed references try any linked HER or PMD record above.

Google Satellite Map

Page last updated 18/02/24