Yar Tor

Looking northward along the alignment.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 68177 73857     Lat 50.549574   Long -3.8620491

 

Simplified plan of Yar Tor triple stone alignment (Source: Google Earth and Butler, J., 1991, 125).

Characteristics

Type: Triple Length: 250m
No. of stones: 124 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 153° Altitude: 389m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns
Notes: This row has largely survived despite being incorporated into Middle Bronze Age and historic field systems. The northern end may have been truncated by a post-medieval field and the southern end by stone robbing.

Other Information

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

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

Looking north along the triple row.

Looking north along the rows as they curve towards the right.

The triple row ascending the hillside.

The triple rows changes direction at this point. View from north.

 

Detail of the rows. View from above and north.

Looking north along the rows.

View from above and south. Most of the stones barely protrude through the surface.

View from the south east.

View from above and north.

The Money Pit cairn at the top of the row. View from above east. 

Access Information

Car parking is available close to the row at SX 68224 73870. From here walk a short distance west.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     Sea Views

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., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 1 – The East, Devon Books Exeter, pgs.126-127.

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