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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX61927836

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 SX61927836

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: 1.64km

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: 1.35km

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Archerton S.W. (Rowtor Brook) Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

OS Map: SX 62752 78808
NMR record: SX 67 NW 8
HER record: 5838
Megalithic Portal: 37604
PMD: Hollowcombe Bottom
Alternate name: Rowtor Brook 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:ArchertonSW
Butler map: 27.17.3
Butler Vol 5: p.55 & Fig.33
DPD page: 112
Grinsell: LYD 42
Turner: D24
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: "The cist lies within three concentric circles of stones at 10, 15 and 24 feet diameters, the inner ring being of large stones, the middle ring of smaller stones and the outer ring of even smaller stones. The cist measures internally 0.8m by 0.6m and 0.9m deep. Half of its capstone lies across its north end." For more information see: Prowse TDA 1891 and HER record. Lethbridge Hollowcombe Bottom, diagram and photo p.112. Butler Rowtor Brook 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.17 (diagram Vol. 5. p.55).
Nearby sites: SX62757881
Distance: 0.94km

Archerton Tennis Ground Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Archerton Tennis Ground Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 63852 78872
NMR record: SX 67 NW 9
HER record: 5839
Megalithic Portal: 37599
PMD: Archerton Tennis Court
Alternate name: Archerton Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Arch Tennis
Butler map: 27.18
DPD page: 114
Grinsell: LYD 45
Turner: E49
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Lethbridge diagram p.112, photo top p.114. Butler Archerton - Vol. 2. Map 27.18.
Nearby sites: SX63857887
Distance: 2km

Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Beardown Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60330 78092
NMR record: SX 67 NW 101
HER record: 14690
Megalithic Portal: 42853
PMD: Lydford Tor
Alternate name: Lydford Tor E. Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Beardown
Butler map: 29.17
Butler Vol 5: p.197 & Fig.140
DPD page: 109
Grinsell: LYD 41a
Turner: E27
Notes: "The cairn, 4.5 metres by 5.6 metres and 0.4 metres high has spread over the remains of a contiguous kerb 4.6 metres in diameter." ... "Three of the cist slabs lean inwards at the top, the fourth, east slab remains upright. The bottom of the cist contains several slabs. The coverstone is visible to the north west partially buried in the cairn." Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo top p.109. Butler Lydford Tor E Vol. 5. Map 29.17 (diagram Vol 5. p.197).
Nearby sites: SX60337809
Distance: 1.61km

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 63502 79203
NMR record: SX 67 NW 4
HER record: 5832
Megalithic Portal: 42726
PMD: Archerton
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 1 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.1
Butler Vol 5: p.170 & Fig.109
Grinsell: LYD 38
Turner: E14
Notes: "Remains of a cairn, visible as a turf covered stony mound. The NE quadrant is robbed out but around the rest of the periphery are parts of a kerb of small boulders, some set on edge, giving a diameter of 6.5m NW-SE. Maximum height 0.6m in the SW quadrant, but elsewhere the interior is badly robbed." Butler says there is a possible end slab of a cist.
Nearby sites: SX63507920
Distance: 1.79km

Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Crow Tor Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

OS Map: SX 60531 78683
NMR record: SX 67 NW 73
HER record: 12954
Megalithic Portal: 45775
PMD: Crow Tor
ShortName: CT:Crow Tor
Butler map: 29.18
Butler Vol 5: p.196 & Fig.139
DPD page: 109
Grinsell: LYD 41
Turner: E39
Notes: "A kerbed cairn and cist. The cairn consists of a stony, turf-covered mound, and measures 4.5m in diameter and 0.45m in height. There are traces of a retaining kerb of leaning, granite slabs to the northeast and south. The cist is set slightly to the north of the centre of the cairn. It is trapezoidal in shape, and measures 0.65m and 0.95m in length, 0.8m in width, and 0.5m in depth. The cover-stone, which is 0.9m long, 0.5m wide and 0.2m thick, is displaced and lies just to the south east of the cist." Lethbridge diagram p.107, photo bottom p.109. Butler Vol. 2. Map 29.18 (p.63, photo on p.124, diagram Vol. 5. p.196).
Nearby sites: SX60537868
Distance: 1.43km

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: 0km

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: 0.79km

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: 0.87km

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: 1.09km

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