Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Resource: Search for Sites Nearby

Search Tool: Prehistoric monuments within 2km of SX70109079

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
Spinsters Rock Chambered Tomb

Spinsters Rock Chambered Tomb

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Site: Spinsters' Rock
OS Map: SX 70098 90789
NMR record: SX 79 SW 1
HER record: 8440
Megalithic Portal: 149
PMD: Spinsters Rock
ShortName: NT:Spinsters
Butler Vol 5: p.155
DPD page: 150
Grinsell: A:DREW 1
Notes: Chambered tomb restored in 1862. No evidence to confirm or deny the existence of an original mound survives. The remains of the chamber consist of three granite orthostats 6 to 9 1/2 feet high which support a large capstone 14 1/2 feet long by 10 feet wide. No trace of any mound survives. It is associated with the nearby stones thought to have been circles and alignments (SX 69 SE 25) (see Shilstone Common & Spinster's Rock page).
Nearby sites: SX70109079
Distance: 0km

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