Black Tor (Avon) stone row

Stone alignment leading eastward from a cairn. Scale 1m.

Stone alignment leading eastward from a cairn. Scale 1m.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 67730 63494     Lat 50.4562554   Long -3.86473468

Black Tor Avon

Simplified plan of the Black Tor Avon stone alignment (Source: Butler, J. 1993).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 56m
No. of stones: 22 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 132° Altitude: 340m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end:  –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context: Cairns and prehistoric settlement
Notes

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

Black Tor WPDSCF4665

The stones nearest the cairn. This is one of the least impressive rows consisting as does entirely of small stones many of which are now recumbent. View from the south east (Scale 1m).

Black Tor WPDSCF4676

The best preserved length of the row. View from the north west (Scale 1m).

Black Tor WPDSCF4681

The cairns at the top of the row. The row leads from the larger cairn denoted by the ranging rod (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 68060 62906. The row is about 650m to the north up a moderately steep hill across open moorland.


Online Resources

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     Sea Views

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 214.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pg. 158.

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