Black Tor (Avon)

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

A double stone row measuring 56m long, including at least 22 small-sized stones situated on a south east facing slope. The row is orientated north west to south east and there is a cairn at the upper northern western end. The row stands near a second cairn and prehistoric settlements.


England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 67730 63494     Lat 50.4562554   Long -3.86473468

Map showing the location of Black Tor (Avon) stone row.

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


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

Other Information

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


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


This stone row is of Type D10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


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).

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

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.


VISITED:- 7th July 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 15th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 16th January 2020

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