Collard Tor, West

Looking southward along the row (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 83.5m long, including at least 27 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small stones situated on a south facing slope. The row is orientated north to south, there is a 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 55833 62045     Lat 50.44042747   Long -4.03164881

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

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

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 83.5m
No. of stones: 27 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 178° Altitude: 255m
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.


Photographs

The raw material to construct this row was readily available. Looking south along the row (Scale 1m). 

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

Looking north along the row. The jumble of granite clitter makes it difficult to appreciate the character of this row.

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

Looking south along the row (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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