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Dartmoor

Sites in this group:

Addicombe Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Aish Ridge Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Aller Brook Cist
3 posts
Archerton, Newtake Ring Cairn
36 posts
Assycombe Hill Stone Row / Alignment
14 posts
Beardown Man Standing Stone / Menhir
33 posts
Bellever Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Bellever Tor West Cist
3 posts
Biller's Pound Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
13 posts
Birch Tor Cairn(s)
8 posts
Blackslade Down Cist
11 posts
Black Hill Stone Row / Alignment
16 posts
Black Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
10 posts
Black Newtake Cairn circle
9 posts
Black Tor Rocking Stone
17 posts
Black Tor Stone Row / Alignment
7 posts
Blakey Tor Cist
2 posts
Blatchford Bottom 2 Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
18 posts
Bowerman's Nose Natural Rock Feature
22 posts
Brent Tor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
71 posts
Brisworthy Stone Circle Stone Circle
3 posts
Broad Down Cairn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Brockhill Foot West Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Brockhill Ford West Cairn(s)
1 post
Bude Farm Sticklepath Standing Stone / Menhir
22 posts
Burford Down Stone Row / Alignment
8 posts
Burford Down cairn and cist Cairn(s)
24 posts
Butterdon Stone Row / Alignment
20 posts
Butterdon Hill Cairn(s)
6 posts
Butterdon Hill cairn circle Cairn circle
7 posts
Butterdon Hill Chambered Tomb Chambered Tomb
4 posts
Butterdon Hill (north) cairn Round Cairn
2 posts
3 sites
Buttern Hill
6 posts
Butter Brook Ford Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Calveslake Tor Cairn(s)
5 posts
Cantrell Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Cator Common North Cairn Cairn(s)
3 posts
Chagford Common Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
20 posts
Challacombe Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
7 posts
Childe's Tomb Cist
10 posts
Chittaford Cairn and Cist Cist
11 posts
Chittaford Down Cist
1 post
Coffin Stone Natural Rock Feature
12 posts
Collard Tor Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Conies Down Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
2 posts
Coombebrook North East Cairn(s)
2 posts
Corndon Tor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
29 posts
Corndon Tor Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
Corn Ridge Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
16 posts
Corringdon Ball Long Barrow Long Barrow
17 posts
Corringdon Ball Stone Row Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
4 posts
Cosdon Beacon Cairn(s)
37 posts
Cosdon Hill Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Cox Tor Cairn(s)
13 posts
Cranbrook Castle Hillfort
3 posts
Crow Tor Cist
12 posts
Cuckoo Ball Chambered Tomb
3 posts
Cuckoo Rock Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Cullever Steps Cairn circle
15 posts
Cut Hill Stone Row / Alignment
2 posts
Dendles Waste Cist
8 posts
Devil's Gully Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Dewerstone Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Ditsworthy Cairn Circle Cairn circle
8 posts
Ditsworthy Warren Cist
2 posts
Doe Tor Cist
15 posts
Down Ridge Stone Circle
78 posts
Down Tor Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Down Tor South Cist
6 posts
Dunnabridge Pound Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
The Dun Stone Natural Rock Feature
1 post
Eastern White Barrow Cairn(s)
15 posts
East Bovey Head Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
12 posts
East Hill Hillfort
2 posts
Emmets Post Cairn(s)
11 posts
Enclosure east of Down Tor Enclosure
5 posts
Erme Pound Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
18 posts
Eylesbarrow Cairn(s)
11 posts
Eylesbarrow South West Cist
59 posts
Fernworthy Stone Circle
13 posts
Fernworthy stone row (North) Stone Row / Alignment
8 posts
Fernworthy Stone Row (South) Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Foale's Arrishes Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
22 posts
Fordsland Ledge Cairn(s)
2 posts
Fox Tor Mire Cist
13 posts
Giant's Grave (Dartmoor) Long Barrow
5 posts
Glasscombe Ball Cairn(s)
1 post
Glasscombe Ball North Stone Row / Alignment
13 posts
Glasscombe Corner Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Glaze Meet Cairn(s)
4 posts
Great Gnat's Head Cairn(s)
2 posts
Great Western Reave Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
70 posts
The Greywethers Stone Circle
14 posts
Grim's Grave Ring Cairn
11 posts
Grims Lake Mire Cist
3 posts
Gripper's Hill Cairn(s)
2 posts
Gutter Tor Natural Rock Feature
6 posts
Gutter Tor cairns Cairn(s)
13 posts
Gutter Tor Cist Cist
3 posts
Gutter Tor settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Hamel Down Cairn(s)
6 posts
Harbourne Head Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Harbourne Head cairns Cairn(s)
17 posts
Harford Moor Cist
2 posts
Harrowthorn Plantation North Cairn(s)
48 posts
Hart Tor Stone Row / Alignment
4 posts
Heap of Sinners Cairn(s)
2 posts
Heath Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
18 posts
Hembury Castle Hillfort
4 posts
Higher Hartor Tor Round Cairn
7 posts
Higher Tor Round Cairn
14 posts
High Willhays Cairn(s)
8 posts
Hillson's House Cairn(s)
3 posts
Hingston Hill North Cist
3 posts
Holne Moor Cist
2 posts
Holne Moor Triple Row Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Hook Lake Enclosure
4 posts
Hook Lake Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Horseyeatt Stone Row / Alignment
26 posts
Hound Tor Cist
2 posts
Hucken Tor Natural Rock Feature
11 posts
Hunter's Tor Hillfort
2 posts
Huntingdon Warren Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
20 posts
Hurston Ridge Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Hurston Ridge Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Ingra Tor Cist
4 posts
Joan Ford's Newtake Cist
8 posts
Kes Tor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
King's Barrow Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Kraps Ring Enclosure
55 posts
Lakehead Hill Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Langstone Moor Cairn(s)
3 posts
Langstone Moor Enclosure
29 posts
Langstone Moor Stone Circle Stone Circle
13 posts
Langstone Moor Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
11 posts
Laughter Tor Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Leather Tor South Cist
2 posts
Leeden Tor South Cist
6 posts
Legis Tor Cist Cist
1 post
Littaford Tor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Little Mis Tor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
6 posts
Longstone Hill Cairn(s)
3 posts
Long Plantation Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Mardle Valley Cairn(s)
1 post
3 sites
Mardon Down
15 posts
Meacombe Burial Chamber Burial Chamber
11 posts
Merrivale Bridge Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
55 posts
Merrivale Stone Circle Stone Circle
9 posts
Metherall Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
29 posts
Nine Stones Cairn(s)
2 posts
Outcombe Cist
7 posts
Oxenham Arms Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Pecked Circle Stone Circle
Peek Hill Cairn(s)
2 posts
Penn Beacon Cairn(s)
10 posts
Piles Hill Cairn(s)
14 posts
Piles Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Piles Hill Stone Row / Alignment
123 posts
The Plague Market At Merrivale Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
10 posts
1 site
Plym Steps Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
17 posts
Prestonbury Castle Hillfort
1 post
Puggie Stone Natural Rock Feature
4 posts
Pupers Hill Cairn(s)
16 posts
Raddick Hill Cairn(s)
4 posts
Ranny Brook Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
1 site
Riddon Ridge Round Cairn
Rider's Rings Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
60 posts
Ringmoor Cairn Circle and Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Ringmoor Down cairns Cairn(s)
4 posts
Ringmoor Down Cist Cist
10 posts
Rippon Tor Cairn(s)
1 post
Roos Tor Northeast Cairn(s)
18 posts
1 site
Roundy Park Cairn(s)
11 posts
Round cairn east of Down Tor Cairn(s)
8 posts
Round Hill Cairn(s)
4 posts
Rowtor Bog Cairns Cairn(s)
3 sites
Royal Hill
5 sites
Saddlesborough
81 posts
Scorhill Stone Circle
12 posts
Shapley Common Platform Cairn
6 posts
Shapley Tor Cairn(s)
15 posts
Sharpitor Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
15 posts
Sharpitor cairns Cairn(s)
2 posts
Sharpitor Nutcrackers Rocking Stone
7 posts
Sharp Tor Cairn(s)
1 post
Shaugh Moor Stone Row / Alignment
3 posts
Shell Top Cairn(s)
9 posts
Shell Top South West Enclosure
32 posts
Sherberton Stone Circle Stone Circle
3 posts
Shovel Down Stone Circle
70 posts
Shovel Down & The Long Stone Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
3 posts
Sittaford Tor hut circles Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Skir Hill Cairn(s)
7 posts
Snowdon Cairn(s)
2 posts
Sourton Tors Circle Stone Circle
37 posts
Soussons Common Cairn Circle Cairn circle
2 posts
Soussons Down Cairn(s)
1 post
Spanish Lake Cist
51 posts
The Spinsters' Rock Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
8 posts
Spurrell's Cross Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
10 posts
Stalldown South-East Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
54 posts
1 site
Stalldown Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
6 sites
Stall Moor
2 posts
Stannon Newtake Cist
3 posts
Stennen Hill Cist
2 posts
Swincombe Ford Newtake Cairn(s)
3 posts
Ter Hill Cist
13 posts
Thornworthy Down Cist
10 posts
Three Barrows Cairn(s)
4 posts
Tolmen Stone Holed Stone
7 posts
Top Tor Cairn(s)
1 site
Tory Brookhead Cairn(s)
5 sites
Trowlesworthy
1 post
Tunhill Rocks Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
25 posts
Vixen Tor Cist
6 posts
Watchet Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
1 post
1 site
Water Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Weatherdon Hill Cairn(s)
21 posts
Western Beacon Cairn(s)
4 posts
Western White Barrow Cairn(s)
2 posts
West Vitifer Cairn(s)
7 posts
Whitehorse Hill Cist
21 posts
White Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
57 posts
White Moor Stone Circle Stone Circle
7 posts
White Tor East Cist
17 posts
White Tor Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
White Tor Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Whittenknowles Rocks Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
12 posts
Wigford Down Cairn(s)
2 posts
Wigford Down Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Willings Walls Reave Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Willings Wall Warren Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Wistman's Wood
11 posts
Wittaburrow Cairn(s)
21 posts
Yar Tor Stone Row / Alignment
6 posts
Yar Tor Hut Circle Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Yar Tor summit cairn Cairn(s)
3 posts
Yellowmeade Cist
63 posts
Yellowmead Multiple Stone Circle Stone Circle
5 posts
Yellowmead SE cairn Cairn(s)
28 posts
Yes Tor Cairn(s)
2 posts
Yes Tor Bottom Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Sites of disputed antiquity:
5 posts
Ringmoor Kerbed Cairn Kerbed Cairn
3 posts
Ryder's Hill Cairn(s)
4 posts
St Leonard's Well Sacred Well

News

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First stone circle for over a century is discovered on Dartmoor


THE first stone circle for more than a century has been discovered on Dartmoor.

The set – at least 4,000 years old – is the highest circle in southern England and the second-largest on Dartmoor.

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scubi63 Posted by scubi63
10th May 2015ce
Edited 10th May 2015ce

Brown bears 'roamed Dartmoor'

A fur pelt found in an ancient burial chamber suggests that bears once roamed Dartmoor, it has been claimed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29067027
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
8th September 2014ce

Megalithomania Dartmoor Tour - Wednesday 16th May


http://www.megalithomania.co.uk/tours.html

Dartmoor Stone Circles and Avenues with author Peter Knight: Wednesday 16th May 2012, 8am - 6pm... continues...
Megalithomania Posted by Megalithomania
4th May 2012ce
Edited 7th May 2012ce

Preservation group up for award


From Western Morning News Feb 26th 2011

Nomination for project to save cairns on moor

A project to improve the condition of prehistoric cairns on Dartmoor has been nominated for a national award... continues...
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
27th February 2011ce

Festival of British Archaeology Events


Several events on and in the Dartmoor area as part of the continues...
Chance Posted by Chance
5th July 2010ce

Do Dartmoor's ancient stones have link to Stonehenge?


LITTERED across the hills of Dartmoor in Devon, southern England, around 80 rows and circles of stones stand sentinel in the wild landscape. Now, striking similarities between one of these monuments and Stonehenge, 180 kilometres to the east, suggest they may be the work of the same people... continues...
moss Posted by moss
14th April 2010ce
Edited 15th April 2010ce

Ancient settlement found on Dartmoor


When the water levels at a Devon reservoir were lowered it revealed an unexpected prehistoric surprise. A previously unrecorded complex was discovered in the mud at the bottom of Tottiford Reservoir near Hennock on Dartmoor. The complex, which is believed to be 4,000 years old, is made up of stone rows, burial cairns and a stone circle... continues...
Pilgrim Posted by Pilgrim
8th January 2010ce

'Atlantis' is Discovered in Devon


An ancient British inland Atlantis dating back millennia has been discovered on a remote moor.
The remains - including a mini-Stonehenge - were found when an old reservoir was drained in Dartmoor, Devon.

The find includes remains of ancient walled buildings, burial mounds and a stone circle 27m (89ft) across... continues...
moss Posted by moss
22nd October 2009ce

Unearthing bronze-age Dartmoor


The Guardian has gone absolutely mad on archaeology articles this morning........

A dig in Devon reveals how life was lived 3,500 years ago: from cookery to DIY

The nearest proper road is a couple of miles away. The toilet is an energetic yomp down a steep slope and through the conifers... continues...
moss Posted by moss
28th August 2009ce
Edited 28th August 2009ce

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Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks


Excellent website featuring lots of lovely lists to help get one far from the madding crowds upon Dartmoor.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
1st April 2016ce

Dartmoor Preservation Association


Web site for the Dartmoor preservation association who own three areas of land within the Dartmoor National Park, which together include examples of most of Dartmoor's important features, landscapes and habitats.
Chance Posted by Chance
10th July 2010ce
Edited 10th July 2010ce

Dartmoor Archive


A cornucopia of photographs dating back 150 years, lots of photos of Ancient sites on Dartmoor taken before modern day destruction/erosion.
wickerman Posted by wickerman
9th February 2010ce
Edited 9th February 2010ce

Dartmoor Archive


Archive photos of Dartmoor.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th November 2006ce

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Trowlesworthy Stone Row East (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

Eleven months ago Eric and I came to Dartmoor for just one long day of stoning with a list of places that I wanted to see, I would have had time to see them all as well but Eric insisted on having something to eat, right in the middle of the day, half way through the list. How rude.
To Direct you.....
Coming south from Brisworthy to Cadover bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge turn left onto dusty track and follow it all the way to the end. It ends right next to the quarry, there is a restored medieval cross near by. It should have been easy to get there from here, but I didn't have my compass with me and the famous Dartmoor fog covered everything, visibility was down to about a couple of hundred yards. In truth I wasn't holding out much hope of finding the stone circle we'd come so far to see. My map was, as it turns out, too old and outdated, the shape of the Clay works quarry had changed shape, a lake disappeared. We guessed our way round the quarry, which is large to say the least, you've never seen such a sight of utter devastation, and prepared to climb the hill, but just then out of the mist I saw a line to my left, as we moved on the mist cleared enough to realise we were just about to go the wrong way, our destination was but a few hundred yards to our left. So we went that way.
Crossing a stream or two presented not but a little problem and suddenly we were at the south end of the stone row. Success.
There are two parallel stone rows, the south end has a kind of rounded boat shaped quality to it, the stones go up hill from there towards the stone circle, a reave? Leat? cuts through it, jumped, further up hill a large stone lies across the rows, passed by, the rows just kind of end right next to the stone circle. I wonder if it is known whether they are both of the same exact date, or did one come before the other?
postman Posted by postman
2nd June 2019ce

Trowlesworthy Warren (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I cant believe we found it, quite easily too despite no compass, despite the fog, or prior knowledge of what to look for. Eight stones remain of this stone circle, also known as the Pulpit. The circle stone that is closest to the circle is the tallest, and most leany, Burl say it is four foot two, but if you stand in the dip where sheep fidget it's almost five foot five. It also has a gnarled and twisted form, and a big streak of raptor poo on one side.
We pick a stone and sit for a while, the mist is, I think, beginning to clear, revealing a lot more stone work to the north and the west, I regard the map and see that there are settlements almost all around, and blow me down another stone row and a possible stone circle. We'll have to have a longer look round.
Time for some elevation, I attach the camera to the tripod and extend it all the way and hoik it up into the air with camera on ten second countdown, trying again and again to get the right angle, this is the first time Eric's seen this, he laughed at me. How rude.
It is a great little stone circle, but to make the long drive down well and truly worth it, we'll have to go and see a couple more stone circles elsewhere, right after I've had a look at that other stone row.
postman Posted by postman
2nd June 2019ce

Trowlesworthy Stone Row West (Stone Row / Alignment) — Fieldnotes

Another stream cross and we approach, I'm not sure what, there's a very suspect bump, and some stones that look like they are in a row.
Shall I leave it there?

I only came to free my mind of the rattle word Trowlesworthy, but a quick look at the map and it is abundantly clear that there is much more than a stone circle up on this moor. We've had a wander round some of the settlement immediately north of the circle and now we've crossed back over the stream to have a look at the other stone row. The stones, they are in a row, and it's more or less straight, and also more or less point to the stone circle, but in an unconnected kind of way. The stone row starts with a tall terminal stone at the west, passes by the suspect bump, and terminates with another tall terminal stone. Next to the eastern tall terminal stone is a lovely little cairn circle. I'm sure more than a couple of stones are missing and those that are left are barely breaking the land surface, but the mist has all but cleared and the cuteness factor is now apparent.
The suspect bump tends to overshadow the stone row slightly, I got a little excited to see the ditches either side of it, could it be a burial mound of some kind, Eric asked, Looking at the map once more reveals their true nature. Pillow mounds, I must confess, besides knowing they are medieval, the wrong kind of ancient, I knew not what they were. Upon returning to home I looked them up, artificial rabbit warrens, apparently Lionhearts and conquerors get through a lot of rabbits.
postman Posted by postman
2nd June 2019ce

Trowlesworthy Warren (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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