Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
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Search Tool: Prehistoric monuments within 2km of SX65878895

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!

About the database: In all listings clicking on the photo will open a page for the site with a larger photo. The listings are drawn mainly from scientific journals and will not include the most recently discovered minor sites. There is comprehensive coverage of stone circles, stone rows and menhirs. Listings for cists and cairn circles should cover most of the better known sites. There are only partial entries for round cairns, settlements, pounds and none for reaves. For listings of specific types of monument click on Resources in the menu above. Corrections, or any feedback or suggestions are very welcome, email:

NOTE: Clicking on the icons for each monument in the map will give the name of the monument. Where icons overlap they are replaced with an icon with a number - zooming in may separate them out.

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

Buttern Hill Stone Circle

OS Map: SX 64949 88481
NMR record: SX 68 NW 11
HER record: 4371
Megalithic Portal: 724
PMD: Buttern Hill Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:ButternHill
DPD page: 147
Turner: G7
Notes: NNE of Scorhill about 2Km. "The remains of a Bronze Age stone circle situated on level ground overlooking the valley of the North Teign River and Whitemoor Marsh. The stone circle measures 24.8 metres in diameter and is denoted by five upright granite slabs standing up to 0.76 metres high. A further 12 recumbent stones lie where they have fallen." Also known as the Throwleigh circle. According to R.N. Worth, although not confirmed since, there was "a small cairn between five and six yards in from the southern edge" and also there is a companion circle a short distance on the slope westward, 60 feet in diameter consisting of four stones with a possible large central pillar, see T.D.A. Vol 24 (1894) p.303-4. For a photo of this site, see: Megalithic Portal: Buttern E - Stone Circle
Nearby sites: SX64958848
Distance: 1.03km

Buttern Hill Enclosed Settlement

OS Map: SX 65500 89000
NMR: No record found
HER record: 6140
Megalithic Portal: 25242
ShortName: ES:ButternHill
Nearby sites: SX65508900
Distance: 0.37km

Gidleigh - North Chambered Tomb

OS Map: SX 65870 88950
NMR record: SX 68 NE 73
HER record: 6212
Megalithic Portal: 45581
PMD: Gidleigh North Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn 2 Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Gidleigh N
Butler map: 38.7.2
Butler Vol 5: p.157
Grinsell: A:GID 1
Notes: "A chambered cairn located on an east facing slope of Buttern Hill. The cairn mound measures 26 metres long and 9 metres wide and stands up to 1 metre high. Several set stones at the western end of the mound represent the remains of a passage leading towards a chamber."
Nearby sites: SX65878895
Distance: 0km

Gidleigh - South Chambered Tomb

Gidleigh - South Chambered Tomb

OS Map: SX 65670 88550
NMR record: SX 68 NE 74
HER record: 6213
Megalithic Portal: 10040
PMD: Gidleigh South Chambered Cairn
Alternate name: Buttern Hill Chambered Cairn 1 Chambered Tomb
ShortName: NT:Gidleigh S
Butler map: 38.7.1
Butler Vol 5: p.157
DPD page: 147
Notes: "The remains of a Neolithic chambered cairn on Buttern Hill. The cairn survives as a mound standing up to 0.6 metres high. The chamber and associated entrance passage include seven orthostats, two of which form a portaled entrance. A leat runs to the west of the cairn."
Nearby sites: SX65678855
Distance: 0.45km

Scorhill Stone Circle

Scorhill Stone Circle

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65458 87399
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER record: 6122
Megalithic Portal: 540
PMD: Scorhill Stone Circle
ShortName: SC:Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
DPD page: 146
Turner: G6
Notes: One of the most impressive stone circles on Dartmoor and one of the few that has not been restored. The circle consists of 23 granite slabs up to 2.5m high with a further 11 recumbent stones. The circle is not the largest in terms of diameter but it is the most striking circle on Dartmoor with some of the largest standing stones. See also, Legendary Dartmoor: Scorhill Stone Circle and HER MDV6122
Nearby sites: SX65468740
Distance: 1.6km

Scorhill Stone Row

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65470 87200
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER: No record found
Megalithic Portal: 25238
PMD: Scorhill Stone Row
ShortName: SR:Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
Butler Vol 5: p.249 & Fig.112
DPD page: 146
Notes: N. Teign. Claimed by Butler. Not mentioned on NMR or HER.
Nearby sites: SX65478720
Distance: 1.8km

Scorhill Circle Standing Stone

Scorhill Circle Standing Stone

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Scorhill Stone Circle
OS Map: SX 65460 87380
NMR record: SX 68 NE 26
HER record: 6122
Megalithic Portal: 540
PMD: Scorhill Stone Circle
ShortName: SS:Scorhill
Butler map: 38.8
DPD page: 146
Notes: Largest stone in the Scorhill Circle. In strict terms this would not typically be classified as a "standing stone" as it is a member of the stone circle. It is the largest stone in a Dartmoor stone circle at 8 feet 2 inches tall.
Nearby sites: SX65468738
Distance: 1.62km

Scorhill Leat Platform Cairn Circle

OS Map: SX 65530 87260
NMR record: SX 68 NE 179
HER record: 6196
Megalithic Portal: 25238
Alternate name: Scorhill S.1 Platform Cairn Circle
ShortName: PC:Scor Leat
Butler map: 38.8.1
Turner: E25
Notes: "A platform circle; ring of kerb stones 4.5m internal diam, enclosing flat-topped cairn 0.45m high. Indication of a stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn (turner)." Entry added by PDW to correct/replace Butler 38.4.1
Nearby sites: SX65538726
Distance: 1.72km

Page last updated 30/06/17