Laughter Tor 2

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The Laughter Tor 2 stone row is hidden beneath dense heather. The ranging rod denotes the position of a stone forming part of this row. View from north (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65208 75393     Lat 50.56263441   Long -3.90454199

 

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 10m
No. of stones: 10 Size of stones: Small only
Orientation: 119° Altitude: 393m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : ? Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignment and prehistoric field system
Notes: Cairn at upper end described by Woolner has not been confirmed by later work.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No substantiated doubts haved been expressed regarding this row despite the fact that it has not been seen properly since the 1960’s.


Photographs

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Tiny stone barely visible within the heather forms part of the Laughter Tor 2 stone row.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 64577 74591. From here take the bridleway north westward for about 900m. Take the path towards the tall stone at the upper end of the row. The Laughter Tor 2 row is situated very close to the upper end of Laughter Tor 1 row and depending on vegetation conditions may be visible.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Other References

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 2 – The North, Devon Books Exeter, pgs.58-59.

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