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Prehistoric sites within 2km of SX62657519

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!



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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.

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 SX62657519

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: 1.73km

Bellever Tor (SW) Encircled Cairn

OS Map: SX 64140 76270
NMR record: SX 67 NW 44
HER record: 5885
Megalithic Portal: 3056
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 2 Encircled Cairn
ShortName: EC:Bellever SW
Butler map: 27.20.2
Grinsell: LYD 59a
Turner: F18
Notes: "cairn, it does not appear to have been excavated, although there is a slight disturbance at the top centre where large granite stones are bared. At the north west extreme are two stones, the positions of which indicate this being part of the retaining circle, no others remain. Height 0.8m, diameter 5.0m." Turner F18
Nearby sites: SX64147627
Distance: 1.84km

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Bellever Tor 1 (W) (Newtake) Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64089 76472
NMR record: SX 67 NW 43
HER record: 5884
Megalithic Portal: 34876
PMD: Bellever Tor W.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 1 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Bellever 1
Butler map: 27.20.1
DPD page: 119
Grinsell: LYD 59
Turner: E26
Barrow Report: 54
Notes: Further coverage see the Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 (uppermost cist) and photo top p.119. Dixon #62. Bar Rep 54. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 1) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.1 (diagram pp.52-3).
Nearby sites: SX64097647
Distance: 1.93km

Black Newtake (b) Stone Ring Cairn Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63860 76030
NMR record: SX 67 NW 47
HER record: 5889
Megalithic Portal: 45841
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 5 Stone Ring Cairn Circle
ShortName: RC:BlackNew b
Butler map: 27.20.5
DPD page: 119
Grinsell: LYD 61
Turner: A50
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: "Cairn visible as unbroken circular bank 11.5 metres in external diameter with a bank 2.4 to 3.7 metres wide by 0.75 metres high enclosing a flat platform circa 6 metres diameter and 0.5 metres above ground surface. Some small stones appear in the north and east margins, and several larger stones are visible on the platform." Lethbridge diagram p.119 (Cairn near Cist 1) - no photo.
Nearby sites: SX63867603
Distance: 1.47km

Black Newtake (C) No. 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Black Newtake (C) No. 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63893 75869
NMR record: SX 67 NW 49
HER record: 5890
Megalithic Portal: 34908
PMD: Black Newtake Central
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 6 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:BlackNew C3
Butler map: 27.20.6
DPD page: 120
Grinsell: LYD 62
Turner: D4
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge diagram p.119 Cist 2 and photo top p.120. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.6 (Cairn 6 diagram pp.52-3).
Nearby sites: SX63897587
Distance: 1.41km

Black Newtake (E) No. 5 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63853 75733
NMR record: SX 67 NW 51
HER record: 5950
Megalithic Portal: 45744
PMD: Black Newtake S.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 8 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:BlackNew E5
Butler map: 27.20.8
Grinsell: LYD 64
Turner: D7
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: "Turf and gorse covered cairn. Approximately 6 metres in diameter with a maximum height of 0.35 metres. A depression in the top possibly marks the site of a cist with one large leaning or recumbent stone detectable under the turf at the east end" "Small orthostatic circle, diameter 6.5 metres, with central cist. Only one stone remains. Part of group with similar thin rectangular slabs, now eroded". Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.8 (Cairn 8 diagram pp.52-3).
Nearby sites: SX63857573
Distance: 1.32km

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Black Newtake (N) No. 1 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63935 76057
NMR record: SX 67 NW 46
HER record: 5888
Megalithic Portal: 45738
PMD: Black Newtake N.
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 3 Ring Setting Cairn and Cist
ShortName: CT:BlackNew N1
Butler map: 27.20.3
DPD page: 119
Grinsell: LYD 60
Turner: D5
Barrow Report: 57
Notes: Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge Cist 1 diagram p.119 and photo top p.119. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 3) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.3 (diagram pp.52-3).
Nearby sites: SX63947606
Distance: 1.56km

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: 1.5km

Dunnabridge Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Dunnabridge Common Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 63585 75470
NMR record: SX 67 NW 54
HER record: 5952
Megalithic Portal: 37603
PMD: Smith Hill
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 9 Platform Cairn Circle and Cist
ShortName: CT:Dunnabridge
Butler map: 27.20.9
DPD page: 120
Grinsell: LYD 65
Turner: E37
Barrow Report: 58
Notes: Lethbridge Cist 3 diagram p.119 and photo bottom p.120. Butler Bellever Tor (Cairn 9) - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.9 (diagram p52-3).
Nearby sites: SX63597547
Distance: 0.98km

Dunnabridge Pound Farm Newtake Cist

Dunnabridge Pound Farm Newtake Cist

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Lakehead Hill
OS Map: SX 64086 75691
NMR record: SX 67 NW 52
HER record: 5891
Megalithic Portal: 45751
PMD: Dunnabridge Newtake
Alternate name: Bellever Tor 10 Cist
ShortName: CT:DunPound Fm
Butler map: 27.20.10
Butler Vol 5: p.60 & Fig.39
DPD page: 121
Grinsell: LYD 66
Barrow Report: 59
Notes: Only one side of this cist remains. Further coverage on Lakehead Hill page. Lethbridge Cist 4 diagram p.119 and photo top p.121. Butler Bellever Tor - Vol. 2. Map 27.20.10 (Cairn 10 diagram pp.52-3).
Nearby sites: SX64097569
Distance: 1.52km

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: 0km

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: 1.68km

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: 1.77km

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