Collard Tor, East

View from north west (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 65m long, including at least 29 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south facing slope. The row is orientated north to south, there is a kerbed cairn at the upper northern end and a pillar at the other. The row stands near another row with cairn.

Location  

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 55849 62035     Lat 50.440413   Long -4.03138

Map showing the location of Collard Tor, East stone row.

Simplified plan of the Collard Tor stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1994).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 65m
No. of stones: 29 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 4° Altitude: 254m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: Pillar
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignment, cairn and prehistoric field system
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: Access land
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

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


Typology

This stone row is of Type S12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Photographs

View from north west (Scale 1m).

The stone row at the point where it is crossed by an historic boundary. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stone row is surrounded by granite clitter. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the row (Scale 1m).

Kerbed cairn at the top of the row. View from west (Scale 1m).

Kerbed cairn at the top of the row. View from north (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Roadside car parking is available at SX 55812 61863. From here walk north for a short distance across open moorland.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

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. 215.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 3 – The South-West, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 106-109.


Timeline

VISITED:- 8th March 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 16th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018

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