Dartefacts Index

Welcome to the Dartefacts Database Classification System. Every classification has been hyperlinked where you can view entire classifications of items on the Dartefacts map.

A more ‘user-friendly’ (i.e. shorter!) index (with friendly ‘Darticons’) is available on the ‘By Classification Page‘.

Historic Sites

Cultural

Activities

Country Parks
Disused Golf Courses

Disused Greens
Disused Tees

Glider Clubs
Golf Clubs
Good Wild Camping Sites
Markers for Well Known Walks
Model Aircraft Flying Clubs
Model Boat Sailing Clubs
Mountain Bike Hire
Outdoor Education Centres
Riding Stables
Running Events
Well Known Letter Boxes

Artwork Locations
Castles & Forts
Cultural Items

April Fools
Benches

Druids’ Benches?
Memorial Benches
Picnic Benches

Corners
Cottages
Courts
Dartmoor National Park Boundary Markers
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres
Follies
Galleries
Gardens
Goldsworthy Rock Stacks
Graves
Hamlets
Lanes
Magik Symbols
Manor Houses
Mansions
Memorial Sites
Mounting Blocks
Myths & Legends
Old Post Offices
Plaques
Rangers’ Huts
Ruined Houses
Secret Places?
Steps
Sunken Lanes
WebCams

Dartefacts of Death!
Facilities

Car Parks
Corner Shops
Estate Agents
Parks
Post Boxes
Post Offices and Post Offices with Shops
Schools
Telephone Boxes
Toilets!
Towns
TV Masts
Villages

Habitations
Haunted Dartmoor!
Religious Buildings

Abbeys
Chapels
Church Houses
Churches

Rubbish!
School Houses
Twin Peaks References
Village Halls

Farming

‘Modern’ (i.e. non-prehistoric) Pounds
Ancient Tenements
Ash Houses
Bartons (Large Farmhouses or Manor Houses)
Bee Boles
Cattle

Cattle Grids
Cattle Pastures
Cattle Pounds
Cattle Strolls

Concrete Rollers

Farm Items

Knife Grinder Support Stones
Metal Troughs
Old Metal Cart Wheels
Rick Staddles

Farm Machinery
Farm Water Pounds or small reservoirs for farming
Farms, Farmhouses, Farmsteads and Working Farms
Field Wall Crossing Points

Stiles

Granite Stiles
Wooden Stiles

Stone Wall Steps
Wall Gaps

Fields & Stone Walls

Abrupt End of Stone Walls
Distinctive or Named Field Wall Corners
Kinky Walls
Newtakes
Ruined Field Wall Remains (possibly prehistoric/ probably medieval?)
Sheepfolds

Gates and Gateposts

Fallen Gateposts
Farm Style Gates
Gate Posts used for building walls
Granite Gate Posts
Granite Gate Posts (Slotted)
Granite Gate Posts with Hangars
Moor Gates
Pairs of Gate Posts
Slip-Style Granite Gate Posts
Walled-in Gates
Well Known Gates

Granite Field Posts
Granite Rubbing Posts/ Buggers
Granite Structures
Iron Stakes
Longhouses
Medieval Villages
Minor Ruins
Potato Caves
Rabbit Warrens/ Pillow Mounds
Repurposed Farmhouses
Ruined Farmsteads
Sheep Creeps/ Holes
Vermin Traps
Walls
Windstrews
Working Farms

Granite (Worked)

Abandoned Granite

Apple Crushers
Blowing Stones
Carved/ Dressed Granite
Cheese Presses
Edgerunners
etc.
Granite Cubes
Granite Rollers
Holed Stones
Millstones
Quadrant Pound-Stones
Quern (Grinding) Stones
Split Granite

Feather & Tare Stones
Iron Feather and Tare Remains
Wedge and Groove Method of Splitting

Stone Troughs
Wheelwright’s Forms

Boundary, Guide and Distance Markers

B Rocks
B Stones
B.S Bound Stones on Old Maps
Bedford Markers

Bedford Marker Posts
Bedford Markers Inscribed

Bound Stones on Haytor Down
Cator Boundstones ‘CB’
Cobras
County Bridge Stones
Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) Stones
Dartmoor Prison Stones, Director of Convict Prisons (DCP)
Frank Phillpotts’ Peat Pass Markers
Great Stannon Newtake Boundary Markers

Great Stannon Newtake Boundary Rocks
Great Stannon Newtake Boundary Stones

Guide and Waymark Stones
H Huxton Bound Stones
Iron Cobras (Forest Bounds)

Milestones

Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway Milestones
Road Milestones

Misc. Bound Stones
Misc. Stones
NDWB Marker Stones
P SM Bound Stones
Parish Boundstones

Gideligh Parish Boundary Markers
Harford/Ugborough Parish Boundstones
Lydford, Bridestowe and Sourton Boundary Stones
North Bovey/Manaton Parish Boundstones
Okehampton Parish Boundary Stones
Sampford Spiney Parish Boundary Stones
South Brent/Dean Prior Parish Boundstones
Ugborough/South Brent Parish Boundstones

PCWW Markers

Abandoned PCWW Marker Posts
PCWW 1917 Markers
PCWW 1919 Markers
PCWW 1932 Markers
PCWW Cast Iron Markers

Pew Tor Marker Stones

Pew Tor Marker Stones 1847
Pew Tor Marker Stones 1896

PUDC (Paignton Urban District Council) Boundary Stones, Venford Reservoir, Holne Moor
Riddon Ridge Stones
Small Cairns, pile of stones – possibly relatively modern to mark a summit, path or junction
TA (Tavistock Ashburton) Guide Stones
Tavistock Rural District Council (TRDC) Posts
The Duke Stones
The Heathercombe Three Fishes
Torquay Water Main (TWM) Stones
WD (War Department) Stones
Yeoland Mine Bound Stones

Crosses

Granite Crosses

Abandoned/ Broken Crosses
Churchyard Crosses
Market Crosses
Memorial Crosses
Socket Stones
Unconfirmed Crosses
Village Crosses
Wayside Crosses

Inscribed Crosses

Inscribed Granite Rails
Misc. Inscribed Rocks
Revd. Edward Bray Inscriptions
Special Items

Incised Farm Signs
Incised Marks
Lintels
Lintels (doorways)
Lintels (windows)

Ruined Steps
Stone Seats

Industry

China Clay

China Clay Pools
China Clay Slurry Pipes
China Clay Waste
China Clay Works
Red Lake Tramway Inspection Points

Corn Mills
Forestry & Timber

Forest Paths
Plantations
Saw Mills
Timber Transporting Aerial Ropeways

Fulling Mills (wool treatment)
Gunpowder Manufacturers
Gunpowder Mills
Industrial Paths

Mining

Mines

Arsenic Mines
Barytes Mines
Copper Mines
Fluorspar Mines
Haematite (Iron Oxide) Mines
Lead Mines
Silver Mines
Zircon Mines

Shafts
Tinning (Tin Mining)

Adits
Blowing Houses
Buddles
Crazing Millstones
Flat Rod Pillars
Girts
Mortar Stones

Double Mortar Stones

Mould Stones/ Float Stones
Pits (tin or sometimes sand extraction)
Shored-up Pits
Tethering Rings
Tin Mills
Tin Mines
Tin Workings

Beams (Open Mining Gullies or Trenches)
Tinners’ Passes
Tinners’ Gerts (larger than a gully!)
Tinners’ Gullies and Gulfs

Tinners’ Buildings
Tinners’ Caches

Beehive Huts

Tinners’ Caves
Tinners’ Caves, Caches and Fougous

Tinners’ Corbelled Caches

Tinners’ Evidence
Tinners’ Huts 

East Dart

Tinners’ Items

Crazing Mills
Tinners’ Reservoirs
Tinners’ Test Pits
Wheel Pits
Wheelhouses
Whim Stones

Misc. Industrial Structures/ Items

Concrete Bases
Nice old walls
Ruined Buildings
Significant Earthworks

Miscellaneous Industrial Items

Iron Spikes

Peat

Meilers
Peat Cutters’ Buildings
Peat Cutters’ Huts
Peat Kilns
Peat Pass Markers
Peat Passes
Peatworks
Peatworks’ Bricks
Peatworks’ Reservoirs

Quarrying

Explosives Stores
Misc. Quarry Items
Quarry Locations
Quarrying Machinery

Reservoirs

Capped Boreholes
Explosives Stores
Miscellaneous Reservoir Items

Sett Makers’ Bankers

Military (Modern)

Aircrash Sites
Firing Ranges 629 Capping Stones
Ammunition Demolition Craters
Butts
Datum Posts
Distance Markers
Flag Poles
Granite Rifle Range Communication Posts
Impromptu Defensive Structures
Observation Posts (OPs)
Military Firing Range Targets
Military Targets
Military Telephone Points
Military Tethering Rings
Misc. Military Ruins
Modern Military Camps
Other Military Buildings

World War II Evidence

Home Guard Lookout Posts
Low Level Radar Pylon Bases
Misc. Ruined WW2 Buildings, Machinery or Equipment
WWII Aerodromes
WWII Air Raid Shelters
WWII Anti-Aircraft Gun Emplacements
WWII Glider Posts
WWII RAF Stations
WWII Rifle Ranges
WWII Roborough Down Decoy Airfield (Codename: PL2!)
Decoy Runway Lightbases
WWII Slit Trenches

Non-Granite Posts Sign Posts
Telegraph Markers
Water Board Posts (?)
Wooden Pegs

Ordnance Survey (OS)

Dartmoor B.M.s

Dartmoor Bolts
Dartmoor Flush Brackets
Found Dartmoor B.M.s
Not Located Dartmoor B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Dartmoor B.M.s

Contour Rings

Contour Ring Clusters

OS Spot Heights
Trig Points

Ex Trig Points (Trig Points that no longer exist!)
Trig Points (Trigs that can still be found!)

Other Hut Structures

Unidentified Ruined Buildings

Prisons

Refreshments, Facilities & Accommodation

B&Bs
Cafes, Tea Shops, Restaurants and Diners!
Camping Barns
Hostels & Bunkhouses YHA
Museums
Pubs, Inns, Hotels & Bars

Hotels
Inns

Transport

Rail and Tram

Abandoned Rail Gauges
Embankments
Granite Points
Milestones
Railway Bridges
Railway Halts
Railway Hut Ruins
Railway Lines
Railway Sidings
Railway Tunnels
Railway Viaducts
Stable Ruins
Tramroads
Tramways

Abandoned Granite Rails

Road & Track

Roads

Crossroads
Gateways
Road Footbridges
Road Hills

Trackways
Turnpike Houses (Toll Houses)

Land Features

Boulders, Stones & Rock Features

Balancing Boulders
Caves (made and natural/ fallen slabs)
Isolated Rocks and Boulders
Large Boulders
Large Cairns (rubble remains of eroded tor or prehistoric grave?)
Large Flat Slabs of Granite
Logan Stones
Natural Rock Windows
Odd Boulders & Rocks
Possible BS Bound Stones on Maps
Rock Basins
Rock Features

Pareidolia (Seeing Faces in Rocks)

Rock Handles
Rock Seats
Rock Shelters
Rocky Outcrops and Stacks
Small Cairns or Piles of Rocks
Solitary Interesting Rocks
Solitary Upright Stones
Xenoliths
Zoomorphism (perceiving an inanimate object as having animal traits)

Named Tors, Hills & Outcrops (for Baggers!)

600m Peak
Animal Named Tors
Balls (Rounded Hills)
Beacons (High Hills)
Dartmoor Bog Hoppers’ Peaks (a distinct, named area of the moor which is at least 500m above sea level)
Dewey Hills
Large Outcrops
Rocks
Short, Steep Hills
Steep Hills

Terrain

Bogs, Marshes and Mires
Brakes (thickets, possibly in marshlands)
Chases (unenclosed land formerly reserved for hunting)
Clatters/ Clitters (scattered rocks/ boulders – remains of eroded tors)
Commons (areas of heather moorland that belong to a parish)
Downs
Ferns
Ghylls (a deep ravine or narrow mountain stream often wooded)
Gorse
Gullies
Holes
Lawns
Meadows
Moors and Heaths
Plains (gentle land, rock free and good for grazing)
Ridges
Valleys

Bottoms (Valleys)
Cleaves & Gorges (Steep Valleys often found near the edge of the moor)
Combes (small valleys, usually closed at the top end)

Wastes (small areas of rough pasture)
Waters (the divide between two river systems – or even the system itself)
Wilderness!

Trees

Copses
Famous Trees
Forests

Forest Corners
Green Cathedrals

Trees growing in split rocks

Woods

Prehistoric Sites

Cairns

Encircled Cairns
Platform Cairns
Ring Cairns
Ceremonial Complexes

Chambered Tombs
Cists
Cup Stones
Encircled Cairn with Cist
Hut Circles

Hut Circle Clusters

Neolithic Burial Chambers
Neolithic Enclosures
Neolithic Sites
Other Prehistoric Items
Pounds
Prehistoric Boundary Posts
Prehistoric Settlements

‘Ring’ Settlements

Reaves
Rock Pairs
Standing Stones
Stone Circles
Stone Circles (Modern)
Stone Rows
The Dartmoor Sun Circle
Tumuli (a Tumulus is a mound of earth over a grave)
Turner “Stone Circles”

Water Features

Flowing Water

Brooks
Cascades and Swirling Pools
Grottoes
Rivers

Prominent River Bends
River Confluences (& Foots)
River Heads
River Islands
River Pools
Rivers Meet

Springs
Streams (‘Lake’ on Dartmoor means stream!)
Waterfalls

Still Water

Bays
Ponds
Pools
Reservoirs
Swimming Pools!
Wells

Water Crossings

Bridges

Clam Bridges
Clapper Bridges

Collapsed Clapper Bridges
Foot Bridges
Leat Clapper Bridges

Rickety Iron Footbridges
Ruined Bridges
Stone Bridges
Suspension Bridges
Tube Bridges
Wooden Bridges

Fords
Sheep Leaps
Stepping Stones
Viaducts

Water Related Items

Aqueducts
Bullseyes
Drain Covers
Hydro-Electric Generating Stations
PCWW Drain Covers
Pump Houses
Rain Gauges
Reservoir Boundary Structures
Reservoir Control Stations
River/ Livestock Barrier Gates
Unidentified Water Objects (U.W.O.s ??)
Water Height Gauges
Water Mills
Water Monitoring Stations
Water Pounds (small reservoirs)
Water Tunnels
Weirs

Waterways

Canals
Leats

Disused Leats
Flowing Leats
Head Weirs
Kinks-in-Leats (for night navigation test!)
Launders
Leat Foot Bridges (FBs)
Leat Junctions
Leat Sluice Gates
Leat Tunnel Entrances & Exits
Leats’ Points of Interest

Z Max Piper Dartefacts (Dartmoor OS Items)
Z Max Piper Dartefacts (Land Features)
Z Max Piper Dartefacts (Other Features)
Z Max Piper South Devon Ordnance Survey Items
Z Peter and Karin Brooks Dartefacts

Dartmoor 365 Map

Bonus Dartmoor 365 Squares

South Devon Ordnance Survey Items

Exeter Ordnance Survey Items

Exeter B.M.s

Found Exeter B.M.s
Not Located Exeter B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Exeter B.M.s

Exeter Trig Points

Laira Bridge to Yealm Bridge B.M.s

Found Laira Bridge to Yealm Bridge B.M.s
Not Located Laira Bridge to Yealm Bridge B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Laira Bridge to Yealm Bridge B.M.s

Plymouth Ordnance Survey Items

Plymouth B.M.s

Plymouth Barbican B.M.s

Found Plymouth Barbican B.M.s
Not Located Plymouth Barbican B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Plymouth Barbican B.M.s

Plymouth City Centre B.M.s

Found Plymouth City Centre B.M.s
Not Located Plymouth City Centre B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Plymouth City Centre B.M.s

Plymouth Suburbs B.M.s

Found Plymouth Suburbs B.M.s
Not Located Plymouth Suburbs B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Plymouth Suburbs B.M.s

Plymouth Trig Points

South Hams Ordnance Survey Items

South Hams B.M.s

Found South Hams B.M.s
Not Located South Hams B.M.s
Not Yet Visited South Hams B.M.s

South Hams Trig Points

Teignbridge Ordnance Survey Items

Teignbridge B.M.s

Found Teignbridge B.M.s
Not Located Teignbridge B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Teignbridge B.M.s

Teignbridge Flush Brackets
Teignbridge Trig Points

Torbay Ordnance Survey Items

Torbay B.M.s

Found Torbay B.M.s
Not Located Torbay B.M.s
Not Yet Visited Torbay B.M.s

Torbay Trig Points

West Devon Ordnance Survey Items

West Devon B.M.s

Found West Devon B.M.s
Not Located West Devon B.M.s
Not Yet Visited West Devon B.M.s

West Devon Flush Brackets
West Devon Trig Points

Z Steve Grigg Dartefacts Tally