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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX58696926

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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.

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List of sites within 2km of SX58696926

Down Tor Cairn

Down Tor Cairn

OS Map: SX 58642 69315
NMR record: SX 56 NE 28
HER record: 3440
Megalithic Portal: 27903
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Summit 1 Cairn
ShortName: CN:DownTor
Butler map: 47.12.1
Grinsell: WAL 30
Notes: "cairn mound measures 15.5m in diam and stands up to 1.5m high. A t-shaped trench cutting into the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation, though the results of the investigation are not known. This cairn forms part of a ritual complex of monuments including 3 cairns, a stone alignment and enclosure". Approx 70 m NW of the cairn circle at the end of the Down Tor stone row.
Nearby sites: SX58646932
Distance: 0.08km

Down Tor Cist

Down Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 58037 69293
NMR record: SX 56 NE 14
HER record: 3423
Megalithic Portal: 45757
PMD: Down Tor S.
Alternate name: Down Tor S. Cist
ShortName: CT:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.5
DPD page: 28
Grinsell: WAL 26
Barrow Report: 67
Notes: Butler Down Tor S. Vol. 3. Map 47.5 (diagram p.67).
Nearby sites: SX58046929
Distance: 0.65km

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Eastern) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 58397 69562
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3499
Megalithic Portal: 52347
PMD: Down Tor N 3
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.3 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE E
Butler map: 47.13.3
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 29
Turner: E34
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Butler Hingston Hill N. 3. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.3 (diagram p.73 OS SX58396955). Grinsell WALKHAMPTON 29 (OS 58276949 approx - same as HER MDV3499). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.1.
Nearby sites: SX58406956
Distance: 0.42km

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Northern) Cist

OS Map: SX 58388 69568
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3498
Megalithic Portal: 52348
PMD: Down Tor N 1
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE N
Butler map: 47.13.1
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 28
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Butler Hingston Hill N. 1. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.1 (diagram p.73 OS SX58386956). Grinsell (OS SX58256951 approx same as HER record MDV3498). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.3.
Nearby sites: SX58396957
Distance: 0.43km

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

Down Tor N.E. (Western) Cist

OS Map: SX 58386 69565
NMR record: SX 56 NE 127
HER record: 3497
Megalithic Portal: 45766
PMD: Down Tor N 2
Alternate name: Hingston Hill N.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:DownTorNE W
Butler map: 47.13.2
DPD page: 27
Grinsell: WAL 27
Barrow Report: 73
Notes: Butler Hingston Hill N.2. - Vol. 3. Map 47.13.2 (diagram p.73, OS SX58376955). Grinsell (OS SX58246950 approx - same as the HER record MDV12715). Lethbridge p.27 Cist No.2.
Nearby sites: SX58396957
Distance: 0.43km

Drizzlecombe Cist

Drizzlecombe Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Drizzlecombe Ceremonial Complex (Photos 1)
OS Map: SX 59227 67478
NMR record: SX 56 NE 12
HER record: 3363
Megalithic Portal: 16934
PMD: Drizzlecombe N.
Alternate name: Drizzlecombe 21 Cist
ShortName: CT:Drizzle
Butler map: 49.19.21
DPD page: 41
Grinsell: SHE 24
Barrow Report: 26 34
Notes: Butler Vol. 3. Map 49.19.21 (pp.135-142, general plan of Drizzlecombe complex p.135, diagram p.141 Cist 21). Lethbridge p.38-41, diagram p.38 Cist C(3)
Nearby sites: SX59236748
Distance: 1.86km

Hingston Hill Enclosed Settlement

Hingston Hill Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 59118 69478
NMR record: SX 56 NE 30
HER record: 3435
Megalithic Portal: 27901
ShortName: ES:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.7
DPD page: 29
Notes: "Hingston hill pound, east of down tor, is a circular enclosure whose wall consists of large stones. Entrance is marked by a slab like stone which extends through the thickness of a wall. About 100m from the pound in a direction 15 s of e lies the centre of a cairn, c.18m in diameter at the base. The down tor stone row points to this cairn (Worth)". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27. Listed as Narrator Brookhead Enclosure on Megalithic Portal.

Nearby sites: SX59126948
Distance: 0.48km

Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn

Hingston Hill Chambered Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 59201 69453
NMR record: SX 56 NE 31
HER record: 3375
Megalithic Portal: 27900
PMD: Narrator Brookhead N.
Alternate name: Narrator Brookhead 1 Chambered Cairn
ShortName: CN:Hingston
Butler map: 47.7.1
Butler Vol 5: p.158
Grinsell: WAL 32
Notes: The large cairn to NW of Down Tor (Hingston Hill) stone row has been claimed to contain a cist or "elements of chambering" (Burnard via PMD). A stony round cairn located on the flatish sadle of Hingston Hill. The cairn mound measures 17 metres in diameter and stands up to 1.5 metres high. A hollow in the centre of the mound measures 4 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1.2 metres deep, and is probably the result of partial robbing or early excavation. The edges of the mound are steep-sided, indicating the existence of a kerb, which now survives mainly as a buried feature. A quarry ditch surrounds the mound, visible as a 1.5 metre wide band of rushes on the northern side of the mound, the result of increased moisture in the buried ditch. This cairn is in direct line with the two terminal stones at either end of a stone alignment to the south-west.
Nearby sites: SX59206945
Distance: 0.54km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58702 69276
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3502
Megalithic Portal: 1901
PMD: Down Tor Standing Stone
ShortName: SS:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 29
Notes: "A stone alignment and cairn, situated on a saddle 620 metres east of Down Tor. The alignment is orientated east-north-east to west-south-west, running for 316 metres and containing at least 174 stones, with the tallest at either end. The westernmost stone stands 2.8 metre high, the easternmost stone stands 1.6 metres high, and the remainder vary between 1 metre and 0.2 metres in height. The westernmost stone, and an unknown number of others, were re-erected by Baring-Gould and Burnard in 1890."
Nearby sites: SX58706928
Distance: 0.02km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Stone Row

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58697 69267
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3502
Megalithic Portal: 1901
The Stone Rows of GB: Hingston Hill
PMD: Down Tor Stone Row
Alternate name: Hingston Hill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 28
Barrow Report: 66
Notes: "A stone alignment and cairn, situated on a saddle 620 metres east of Down Tor. The alignment is orientated east-north-east to west-south-west, running for 316 metres and containing at least 174 stones, with the tallest at either end. The westernmost stone stands 2.8 metre high, the easternmost stone stands 1.6 metres high, and the remainder vary between 1 metre and 0.2 metres in height. The westernmost stone, and an unknown number of others, were re-erected by Baring-Gould and Burnard in 1894. The cairn lies 4 metres west of the western end of the alignment. The cairn mound measures 8 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high. It is surrounded by a kerb made up of 24 orthostats, standing between 0.3 and 1 metre high, forming a ring with a diameter of 11.5 metres. A hollow in the centre of the mound suggests partial early excavation or robbing. Two tin prospecting pits lie immediately against the edge of the kerb. The alignment is in direct line with another cairn to the north-east (438589)". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27. See also: Sea Views at Hingston Hill
Nearby sites: SX58706927
Distance: 0.01km

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Hingston Hill (Down Tor) Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Down Tor Stone Row and Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 58693 69270
NMR record: SX 56 NE 29
HER record: 3439
Megalithic Portal: 541
PMD: Down Tor Cairn Circle
Alternate name: Hingston Hill stone row Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Down Tor
Butler map: 47.12
DPD page: 28
Grinsell: WAL 31
Turner: F6
Barrow Report: 14
Notes: "The cairn circle consists of 26 upright stones and possibly two more now recumbent; it has an internal diameter of 11.5m. Within the circle is a cairn of 8.5m diameter and 0.6m height with a small depression in the centre which may be the site of a cist". Lethbridge pp.27-29, diagram p.27.
Nearby sites: SX58696927
Distance: 0.01km

Leeden Cist

Leeden Cist

OS Map: SX 58695 67845
NMR record: SX 56 NE 26
HER record: 3341
Megalithic Portal: 45710
PMD: Eylesburrow W.
Alternate name: Eylesbarrow S.W. Cist
ShortName: CT:Leeden
Butler map: 47.11
DPD page: 30
Grinsell: SHE 7
Barrow Report: 48
Notes: Butler Eylesbarrow S.W - Vol. 3. Map 47.11 (diagram p.70).
Nearby sites: SX58706785
Distance: 1.41km

Outholme Newtake Cist

Outholme Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: Yellowmead and Drizzlecombe
OS Map: SX 57993 68278
NMR record: SX 56 NE 32
HER record: 4024
Megalithic Portal: 45730
PMD: Outcombe
ShortName: CT:OutholmeNew
Butler map: 47.10
DPD page: 30
Grinsell: SHE 2
Barrow Report: 52
Notes: "Located in an isolated pocket of closely cropped grass and surounded by tinners pits. Only three slabs survive in place surrounding a hollow and forming the sides of the cist. The fourth side is missing as is the capstone and any trace of a mound." Lethbridge Outcombe (note different spelling) Cist p.30. Butler Vol. 3. Map 47.10 (diagram p.70).
Nearby sites: SX57996828
Distance: 1.2km

Yellowmead Stone Row

Yellowmead Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57482 67842
NMR record: SX 56 NE 18
HER record: 3338
Megalithic Portal: 2202
The Stone Rows of GB: Yellowmead Down
PMD: Yellowmead Stone Row
Alternate name: Yellowmead Down Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Yellowmead
Butler map: 47.14
DPD page: 31
Barrow Report: 41
Notes: "A group of four concentric stone circles of which the innermost one is considered to be a cairn circle. Three stones were standing in 1921 when all the fallen stones were raised during restoration. There also appears to have been a stone row leading away from the stone circles." and "The double row as planned by Worth except that one stone is now missing. It is 6.9m long with mostly small line slabs, set on edge. They are about 0.3m long and 0.3m high, the intervals between stones and between the rows being 0.8m".
Nearby sites: SX57486784
Distance: 1.87km

Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn

Yellowmead Down Encircled Cairn

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57535 67861
NMR record: SX 56 NE 19
HER record: 4025
Megalithic Portal: 31040
Alternate name: Yellowmead Down 1 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Yellowmead1
Butler map: 47.14.1
DPD page: 31
Grinsell: SHE 5
Turner: F21
Barrow Report: 41
Notes: Cairn around 50 meters north-east of the Yellowmead stone circles, consisting of an earth and stone mound approximately 4 meters in diameter and up to 0.3 meters high. Four stones of a retaining kerb on its west and south sides. Turner F21.
Nearby sites: SX57546786
Distance: 1.81km

Yellowmead Fourfold Cairn Circle

Yellowmead Fourfold Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Yellowmead 4-fold Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57488 67846
NMR record: SX 56 NE 18
HER record: 3338
Megalithic Portal: 1371
PMD: Yellowmead Stone Circles
Alternate name: Yellowmead fourfold circle Cairn Circle
ShortName: CC:Fourfold
Butler map: 47.14
DPD page: 31
Grinsell: SHE 4
Turner: G30
Barrow Report: 41
Notes: "A group of four concentric stone circles of which the innermost one is considered to be a cairn circle. Three stones were standing in 1921 when all the fallen stones were raised during restoration. There also appears to have been a stone row leading away from the stone circles." See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Yellowmead Stone Circle.
Nearby sites: SX57496785
Distance: 1.85km

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