Kerbed cairn in foreground and stone row beyond (Scale 1m).
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 57708 71708 Lat 50.527798 Long -4.0088987|
Simplified plan of the Hart Tor stone alignments. Hart Tor North shown in black.
(Source: survey by Sandy and Helen Gerrard)
|Type: Double||Length: 126m|
|No. of stones: 88||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 76°||Altitude: 344m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: Pillar?|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Stone alignment, cairns and reave|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
The Hart Tor stones rows viewed from the slopes of nearby Black Tor.
A double row of stones ascending the hill towards the cairn. View from the north west (26 March 2013).
The double row approaching the kerbed cairn. View from west.
Looking downslope along the row from the kerbed cairn. View from the east.
Kerbed cairn at the top of the row. View from the west (20 October 2014).
Stone row leading away from the kerbed cairn. View from the east.
Roadside car parking is available at SX 56985 71765. From here the row can be reached across open moorland. The row is situated about 600m to the east. The River Meavy needs to be crossed and it is usually possible to do this via a very narrow “footbridge”.
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. 58-60.