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Dartmoor Site: Collard Tor E. Stone Row

Collard Tor E. Stone Row

OS Map: SX 55849 62035
OS Source: SRGB
NMR record: SX 56 SE 53
HER record: 14792
Megalithic Portal: 1842
The Stone Rows of GB: Collard Tor East
PMD: Collard Tor E Stone Row
Alternate name: Collard Tor E
Short Name: SR:CollardTo E
DPD page: 57
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Notes: Butler Collard Tor 1. "Two stone rows each headed by a cairn lie on a gentle clitter-covered south-facing hillslope between 239m and 259m above OD. The rows which are oriented approximately north-south, diverge from their northern ends and are from 17m to 19 apart; a field bank interrupts the course of the east row. The precise lengths of the rows are difficult to determine partly because they appear to have been slighted and partly because of the presence of clitter and earthfast stones which hamper identification of the individual stones. The deduced lengths of these rows (excluding the cairns) are 75.4m and up to 97.2m respectively however because of the disturbed nature of each row these measurements are by no means certain. A count of the upright and clearly definable stones revealed 10 in the west row and 13 in the east row , but these figures provide a totally misleading picture of the somewhat jumbled and chaotic distribution of moorstones in each alignment. The heights of the uprights range from 0.3m to 0.9m with one very large damaged stone 1.3m high. Both cairns have been badly disturbed: the western mound is 8m across and 0.6m high and the eastern mound is 8.5 m across and 0.6m high". Lethbridge pp.55-7, diagram p.55.
Nearby sites: SX55856204

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