Stones, Crosses & Circles in Dartmoor National Park

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Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Two long stone rows dominate the Merrivale prehistoric complex. They are separated by a leat. The stone row closest to the B3357 and to the north of the leat is about 180 metres or 590 feet long. The stone row to the south of the leat is about 260 metres or 850 feet long. A burial cist and circ...

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Windypost Cross, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Owing to its location, Windypost Cross is one of the most visited stone crosses in the National Park. Situated on Whitchurch Common above Tavistock and by the B3357, Windypost Cross is very easily accessible from the large car park at Tavistock View Point. It stands next to the Grimstone and So...

Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor Stone Circle, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor's stone circles tend to occupy stunning locations. Langstone Moor Stone Circle is no exception. Situated in a vast, open stretch of moorland with the bulk of Great Mis Tor rising to the south east, Langstone Moor Stone Circle is essential visiting if you're interested in Dartmoor's prehisto...

Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

Hamel Down Cross, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park

In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing notes that 'Hameldon Cross consists of a granite slab rather over four feet in height and about two feet in width, rudely fashioned into the form of the sacred symbol, and probably has never served any other purpose than that of a boundary sto...

Week Down Cross, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Week Down Cross, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Week Down Cross is located at the top of Week Down on the outskirts of Chagford. Visit to see the distinctive, leaning cross and the views over the Chagford area to Dartmoor's north moor. We've positioned Week Down Cross on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor has several 'longstones'. Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down) is located on the moor above Chagford in the north eastern section of the National Park. The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor) is situated on the moor in the western section of Dartmoor. Both are part of prehistoric c...

Langstone Moor Stone Row, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor Stone Row, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Whilst it's very easy to locate Langstone Moor Stone Row, it's much more difficult to see/photograph its stones. Situated by The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), the stone row runs south/north across tussocky moorland. We've positioned Langstone Moor Stone Row on Google maps so zoo...

Spinster's Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Spinster's Rock, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Neolithic burial chamber erected around 3500-2500 BC Explore high moor across the Westcountry and you’ll come across plenty of dolmens or burial chambers (see below). These distinctive structures consist of standing stones topped by a large capstone. Spinster’s Rock in Dartmoor’s National P...

Beardown Man Standing Stone, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Beardown Man Standing Stone, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

The River Cowsic rises in a particularly boggy area of Dartmoor's north plateau close to the source of the River Tavy and West Dart River. The river cuts a deep valley that runs down to the Two Bridges area. If you walk the moorland west of this river, you'll see a tall, thin object breaking the sky...

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

Grimspound (English Heritage), Postbridge, Dartmoor National Park

There are a number of amazing facts about the prehistory of Dartmoor National Park.* It has the greatest concentration of Bronze Age sites in Britain. It's home to the longest stone row in the world. It has 60% of England's stone rows. It's home to more than 5000 hut circles or ancient homes. Despit...

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Fitz Well and Cross, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Just west of the moorland road that climbs from Okehampton to Okehampton Camp are Fitz Well and Cross. Unless you're specifically looking for the cross, it's likely that you'd miss it. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map to see its location. In his work 'The Ancient...

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Nun's or Siward's Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Probably the most famous stone cross on Dartmoor, Nun's or Siward's Cross sits on the intersection of a number of ancient travel routes. Nun's or Siward's Cross is one of a high number of crosses on the Buckfast to Tavistock Monastic Route. It's also on what the Ordnance Survey Explorer...

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row), Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

This is arguably the most extraordinary stone row on Dartmoor. Whilst Stall Moor Stone Row is the longest in the world and Stalldown Stone Row has the tallest collection of stones, for sheer presence it's hard to beat Down Tor Stone Row (Hingston Hill Stone Row). This is essential visiting when...

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hutchinson's Cross/Devonport Leat Cross, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

In his 'Walking The Dartmoor Waterways: A guide to retracing the leats and canals of the Dartmoor country', Eric Hemery writes: 'Above the right bank [of the Devonport Leat] stands a modern granite cross erected in 1968 by Lieutenant Commander B. Hutchinson of Stoke Fleming, in memory of his moth...

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

North Bovey Cross, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

Visit the village North Bovey and you'll see a granite cross on the edge of the village green. In his 'Guide to Dartmoor', William Crossing writes: 'North Bovey has happily preserved its old restful air. Removed from the high road and the railway it is now almost as ever it was. Although not a...