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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX61857672

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 SX61857672

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: 0km

Arch Tor Platform Cairn Circle

Arch Tor Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63168 77843
NMR record: SX 67 NW 85
HER record: 21510
Megalithic Portal: 45618
ShortName: PC:Arch Tor
Butler map: 27.6
Turner: E11
Notes: "A round cairn which survives as an 8.7 metre diameter mound standing up to 0.9 metres high. Large edge set stones on the north western edge of the mound may suggest the presence of a kerb which survives elsewhere as a buried feature."
Nearby sites: SX63177784
Distance: 1.73km

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: 1.96km

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: 0.81km

Higher White Tor Stone Row

OS Map: SX 61917 78362
NMR record: SX 67 NW 6
HER record: 5834
Megalithic Portal: 2192
The Stone Rows of GB: Higher White Tor
PMD: Higher White Tor Stone Row
ShortName: SR:HigherWhito
Butler map: 29.16
DPD page: 110
Notes: "A Late Neolithic stone alignment on Higher White Tor, surviving as two parallel rows of stones aligned roughly north-south. The alignment is 95.4 metres long and contains twelve upright stones and 24 recumbent ones." Lethbridge diagram and photo p.110.
Nearby sites: SX61927836
Distance: 1.64km

Muddilake Newtake Cist

OS Map: SX 62654 75194
NMR record: SX 67 NW 56
HER record: 5893
Megalithic Portal: 45745
PMD: Muddilake Newtake
ShortName: CT:Muddilake
Grinsell: LYD 105
Turner: A21
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: NMR states "A hut circle, not a cairn circle". This is almost certainly not a cist. "The measurements do not conform to those of Prowse but nothing else can be seen in the vicinity. It is most unlikely that these stones represent the remains of a cist, but are a natural occurrence." (see also duplicate HER record 5894 and SiteID=2547). This "cist" entry was listed by Dixon, however, it seems a dubious entry. This is not listed by Butler, the relevant map is Vol. 2. Map 29.9.
Nearby sites: SX62657519
Distance: 1.73km

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Stennen Hill No. 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 62573 77905
NMR record: SX 67 NW 15
HER record: 5846
Megalithic Portal: 45736
PMD: Powder Mills W.
Alternate name: Stennen Hill 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Stennen 1
Butler map: 29.11.1
Butler Vol 5: p.199 & Fig.142
DPD page: 111
Grinsell: LYD 47
Turner: E13
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: "Cist lies approximately in the centre of a subcircular cairn measuring 7 by 6.5m the longer axis and cist aligned nne to ssw. It is stony but almost turf-covered with 2 large kerbstones, including burnards `menhir' remaining in situ in the nw. The cist is flush with the cairn top, which is flattish and stands only 0.2m high on the nw but up to 0.7m high on the se, downhill side. This may be the cairn's original form; built into the slope as a flat platform with the cist visible (nmr citing pattison)". See also HER. Lethbridge photo top p.111. Butler Stennen Hill 1 - Vol. 2. Map 29.11 (diagram Vol. 5. p.199).
Nearby sites: SX62577791
Distance: 1.39km

Stennen Hill No. 3 Cist

OS Map: SX 62610 77830
NMR record: SX 67 NW 16
HER record: 5847
Megalithic Portal: 45737
PMD: Powder Mills E.
Alternate name: Stennen Hill 2 Cist
ShortName: CT:Stennen 2
Butler map: 29.11.2
Butler Vol 5: p.200 & Fig.143
DPD page: 111
Grinsell: LYD 49
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: "cist is oriented nw. - se. And is open with the south west side stone and the end stone buried beneath the turf. Internal dimensions 1.3m by 0.85m depth 0.5m. The mound, which is slight with a height of 0.3m is much disturbed. Judging by the remains of the retaining circle of which six stones can be seen the diameter of the mound was 4.5m. Condition of the cist is fair, of mound poor." Only one large stone remains in the mound of a cairn. Lethbridge photo top p.111. Butler Stennen Hill 2 - Vol. 2. Map 29.11 (diagram Vol. 5. p.200).
Nearby sites: SX62617783
Distance: 1.35km

Wistman's wood Settlement

OS Map: SX 61250 77500
NMR record: SX 67 NW 81
HER record: 66036
Megalithic Portal: 42854
ShortName: ST:Wistmans
Nearby sites: SX61257750
Distance: 0.98km

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