|England Devon Dartmoor SX 57720 71698 Lat 50.52772361 Long -4.00879827|
Simplified plan of the Hart Tor stone alignments. Hart Tor South shown in red.
(Source: survey by Sandy and Helen Gerrard)
Plan of the Hart Tor, South stone alignment. Stones shown red, cairn highlighted in pink and tinworking earthworks depicted in grey. Despite extensive tinworking in the area much of the row has survived (Source: survey by Sandy and Helen Gerrard).
|Type: Single||Length: 56.4m|
|No. of stones: 15||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 63°||Altitude: 345m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: No|
|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.
Stone row leading away from the cairn at the top of the alignment. View from north (Scale 1m).
Stone adjacent to the cairn. View from south east (Scale 1m).
Row leading towards the terminal cairn. View from west (Scale 1m).
Cairn and row. View from west (Scale 1m).
The row is mainly composed of small edge-set stones. Hart Tor, North is visible in the background. View from south (Scale 1m).
In common with many rows its builders were not making a grand architectural statement. Small stones were clearly considered sufficient (Scale 1m).
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.