Looking south eastward along the row.
A single stone row measuring 165m long, including 14 medium-sized stones situated on an east facing slope with restricted views that include a glimpse of the sea. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and leads downslope from a cairn at the WNW end. A later reave has been built across the row and there are several other stone rows, cairns and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 56522 71474 Lat 50.52533549 Long -4.02558714|
Map showing the location of Leeden Tor tone row.
Map showing the position of the Leeden Tor stone row relative to the Stanlake and Hart Tor rows.
Simplified plan of the Leeden Tor stone row. Upright stones shown black and fallen ones green. The cairn associated with the row underlies a later reave and another passes across the row. (Source: Butler, J., 1994, 50).
|Type: Single||Length: 165m|
|No. of stones: 14||Size of stones: Medium only|
|Orientation: 107°||Altitude: 360m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : Yes||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Reave and prehistoric settlement|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No substantiated doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
This stone row is of Type S10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
Looking south eastward along the eastern length of the row (29 April 2013).
The eastern length of the alignment. View from west (13 May 2015).
The row leading up the hillside. View from the south east (13 May 2015).
The cairn at the top of the row. View from above and the east (13 May 2015).
Looking eastward along the row following vegetation clearance (13 May 2015).
Car parking is available at SX 56728 71395. From here walk a short distance north west up the slope.
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, pg. 50.
VISITED:- 29th April 2013 and 13th May 2015
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 25th March 2019