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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX60407540

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!



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

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.

NOTE: Clicking on the icons for each monument in the map will give the name of the site. You can zoom in and out and drag the map around.

List of sites within 2km of SX60407540

Littaford Tor E Cist

Littaford Tor E Cist

OS Map: SX 61846 76717
NMR record:
HER record: -1
PMD: Littaford Tor E.
ShortName: CT:Littaford2
Notes: Radcliffe: "Long axis approx W-E . Stones visible on N ,E and S sides and some stone could be felt under grass on W side. Approx. 1m x 0.5m x 0.5m depth internally. No obvious sign of cairn mound. No obvious stonecutting in vicinity. TAP Greeves (pers. comm.) "
Nearby sites: SX61857672
Distance: 1.96km

Beardown Farm Cist

OS Map: SX 60400 75400
NMR record: SX 67 NW 86
HER record: 5974
Megalithic Portal: 45789
PMD: Beardown Farm
ShortName: CT:Beardown Fm
Grinsell: LYD 46
Notes: The site is believed to have been destroyed many years ago Bray 1879 (included in listing as 130 in Grinsell list). Area is covered in Butler Vol 2 Map 29. "The remains of a cist surrounded by a rough pavement was examined by Mr Bray in September 1832 'two or three minutes walk north east of Beardown House' (at SX 604 754). Three stones of a four foot long cist stood six inches above ground level. A small piece of coarse pottery was found inside."
Nearby sites: SX60407540
Distance: 0km

Blackabrook, East Cist

Blackabrook, East Cist

OS Map: SX 60528 73873
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6252
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook E.
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:Blackabrk E
Butler map: 65.3.3
DPD page: 104
Grinsell: LYD 82
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: "A well defined cist which has two stones supporting the slabs in the SE corner. The chamber measures 0.95m by 0.85m and about 0.4m deep. A turf-covered stony spread around the cist may be part of a robbed cairn." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(C), photo bottom p.104. Butler Round Hill S.E. 3 - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1).
Nearby sites: SX60537387
Distance: 1.54km

Blackabrook, South Cist

Blackabrook, South Cist

OS Map: SX 60524 73860
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6254
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Blackabrk S
Butler map: 65.3.1
DPD page: 103
Grinsell: LYD 80
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: "This cist with its displaced capstone lies on the edge of the river bank. Vestiges of the small surrounding cairn are now hidden under the turf. The chamber of the cist measures 1.25m by 0.55m and about 0.5m deep; the capstone is 1.5m long, 1.1m wide and 0.15m thick. The south stone has fallen outwards." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(A), photo p.103. Butler Round Hill S.E. 2. - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1).
Nearby sites: SX60527386
Distance: 1.54km

Blackabrook, West Cist

Blackabrook, West Cist

OS Map: SX 60522 73867
NMR record: SX 67 SW 18
HER record: 6253
Megalithic Portal: 45679
PMD: Blackabrook NW.
Alternate name: Round Hill S.E.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Blackabrk W
Butler map: 65.3.2
DPD page: 104
Grinsell: LYD 81
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: "The reed-filled cist is approximately 1.0m by 0.7m and about 0.2m deep. Peat has accumulated around the sides of the slabs but a few stones evident on the SW side may be part of a robbed cairn." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Black Brook Cist(B), photo p.104. Butler Round Hill S.E. 1 - Vol. 4. Map 65.3 (diagram of cists alongside the Blackbrook pp.230-1).
Nearby sites: SX60527387
Distance: 1.53km

Crockern Tor Cist

Crockern Tor Cist

OS Map: SX 61414 76055
NMR record: SX 67 NW 151
HER record: 57569
Megalithic Portal: 45816
PMD: Crockern Tor
Alternate name: Crockern Tor N.W. Cist
ShortName: CT:CrockernTor
Butler Vol 5: p.32 & Fig.11
DPD page: 110
Notes: "Remains of a small cairn with cist on a moderate W slope in open grassland at SX 61407604 overlooking the West Dart in Crockern Newtake. It has been robbed heavily, leaving only one cist slab and fragments of the cairn material. The slab is restangular in side view and in section, firmly embedded on edge, measuring 1.2m long 0.48m high and 0.15m thick. It is aligned NW to SE." Butler Vol 5 p. 32. Lethbridge diagram and photo p.110.
Nearby sites: SX61417604
Distance: 1.2km

Holmingbeam Cup Stone

Holmingbeam Cup Stone

OS Map: SX 59488 75233
NMR record: SX 57 NE 64
HER record: 12807
Megalithic Portal: 10606
ShortName: CS:Holmingbeam
DPD page: 107
Notes: "Mortar stone of uncertain date incorporated into the eastern boundary wall of Long Plantation. It was formerly, erroneously, recorded as a cup-marked stone." The stone is upside down in wall by road side and has the figure 18 painted on it. Lethbridge diagram and photo p.107
Nearby sites: SX59497523
Distance: 0.93km

Roundhill SW (N) Cist

Roundhill SW (N) Cist

OS Map: SX 60916 74160
NMR record: SX 67 SW 15
HER record: 6248
Megalithic Portal: 45680
PMD: Roundhill SW 2
Alternate name: Round Hill S.2 Cist
ShortName: CT:RoundhillS2
Butler map: 65.1.5
DPD page: 106
Grinsell: LYD 76
Barrow Report: 31
Notes: Northern of a pair of cists. Butler Round Hill S. 3. (Cairn 6) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9 general plan of diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). LYDFORD 75. "A turf-covered cairn, slightly spread on the northern side, measuring 5.0 meters by 4.8 meters and 0.5 meters in height. An almost centrally placed upright slab, 0.6 meters long and 0.13 meters wide and a large slab at the foot of the mound could both be part of a disturbed cist. There is no evidence of a kerb". Lethbridge diagram p.103, photo bottom p.106.
Nearby sites: SX60927416
Distance: 1.34km

Roundhill SW (S) Cist

Roundhill SW (S) Cist

OS Map: SX 60910 74140
NMR record: SX 67 SW 15
HER record: 6249
Megalithic Portal: 52683
PMD: Roundhill SW 1
Alternate name: Round Hill S.3 Cist
ShortName: CT:RoundhillS3
Butler map: 65.1.6
DPD page: 106
Grinsell: LYD 75
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Southern of a pair of cists. "Small turf-covered cairn with an open cist in the centre. Diameter of cairn 4.0m. Height 0.5m. The cist is practically buried under the turf now. Internal dimensions 0.85m x 0.5m. The capstone is 1.1m x 0.8m rests on the north side of the cairn. Condition of cairn and cist - fairly good. Orientation of the long axis of the cist is WNW-ESE." Lethbridge diagram p.103, photo top p.106. Butler Round Hill S. 2. (Cairn 5) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9 general plan of diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228).
Nearby sites: SX60917414
Distance: 1.36km

Roundhill, East of Summit Cist

Roundhill, East of Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61164 74413
NMR record: SX 67 SW 12
HER record: 6257
Megalithic Portal: 45681
PMD: Round Hill E.
Alternate name: Round Hill Summit 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Roundhill 2
Butler map: 65.1.2
DPD page: 105
Grinsell: LYD 79
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: "A well preserved cist, situated on a slight east-facing slope just off the crest of a rounded hilltop. It stands in isolation on a generally stone-free area of rough moorland pasture. The side slabs are each 1.2m long and up to 0.3m thick and the end slabs are 0.55m long, 0.15m wide and 0.4m long, 0.1m wide respectively. The coverstone is up to 1.6m long, 0.9m wide and 0.2m thick. There are no surface indications of either a cairn or mound around the cist." Lethbridge p.103 diagram Cist(B), photo bottom p.105. Butler Round Hill Summit 2 (Cist 2) - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9, diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228).
Nearby sites: SX61167441
Distance: 1.25km

Roundhill, Near Summit Cist

Roundhill, Near Summit Cist

OS Map: SX 61046 74428
NMR record: SX 67 SW 3
HER record: 6217
Megalithic Portal: 45682
PMD: Round Hill Summit W.
Alternate name: Round Hill Summit 1 Cist
ShortName: CT:Roundhill 1
Butler map: 65.1.1
DPD page: 105
Grinsell: LYD 78
Barrow Report: 31 44
Notes: Butler Round Hill Summit 1 - Vol. 4. Map 65.1 (p.227-9, diagram of Round Hill cairns p.228). Lethbridge p.103 diagram Cist(A), photo top p.105.
Nearby sites: SX61057443
Distance: 1.17km

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