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Dartmoor Site: Hart Tor North Stone Row

Hart Tor North Stone Row

Hart Tor North Stone Row

Photo taken on 09-08-2009

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Site: Hart Tor Stone Row & Cairn Circle
OS Map: SX 57708 71708
OS Source: SRGB
HER: MDV4896
Megalithic Portal: 1973
The Stone Rows of GB: Hart Tor North
PMD: Harter N Stone Row
Alternate name: Hart Tor North
Short Name: SR Hart Tor N
Butler map: 46.5.1
DPD page: 25
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 126
Lidar: SX 57708 71708
Nearest Bus Stop: Princetown Dartmoor Visitor Centre (2.2 km) [Route: 98,171,172]
Nearby sites: SX 57708 71708


Butler Row 1. There are two cairns close by on the lower slopes of Hart Tor. One has an associated single stone row and the other has an associated double stone row - they diverge at an angle of 18 degrees. The double row consists of 93 stones and is much longer, around 122m in length [Gerrard], and extends all the way down to the River Meavy in the valley below. This row is fairly well preserved although it is crossed by a tinners ditch about a third of the way down its length and again by a leat a third of the way from the lower end. The structure was planned by Wilkinson in 1859 who states that the row is "terminated by a large monolith, now fallen, measuring about 25 feet long by 2 feet and 3 inches". Sadly this stone has long since disappeared. The row has pairs of stones which are spaced fairly accurately 1.9m apart along the rows, the rows being at a constant 1.7m separation. The cairn circle is 9.3m across and consists of 14 tall slabs some of which have fallen. Detailed survey of site in Hart Tor Stone Rows & Cairns, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Site Report No.9 - Sandy Gerrard (1999). See also: Sea Views at Hart Tor, The Stone Rows and Cairns at Hart Tor Dartmoor Part One and The Stone Rows and Cairns at Hart Tor Dartmoor Part Two


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