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Yar Tor

Stone Row / Alignment


Yar Tor Triple Stone Row, Dartmoor. SX 6810 7495
This rather heavily disturbed stone rows runs NNW-SSE obliquley down the slope between Yar Tor and Corndon Ridge. The higher, southern end terminating at the 'Money Pit' cairn, the lower northern end now distroyed by later medieval field enclosures. Two Bronze Age reaves also cut through the mid oart of the row. The row is located on a north facing slope so that the field of view to the observer is drawn solely to the north. Viewed from the southern end of the row, some 30m from the cairn, due to later robbing of the larger stones, the rocky outcrop of Sharp Tor fits neatly into the outer ring of stones formed by the cairn. This direct link with a major topographical feature and the stone row is quite unusual on the moors. Easy access, car park some 100m away, though try to go when the vegetation is not at its height, the stones are quite small and/or recumbent, though the view makes up for this.
Posted by sjs
19th January 2005ce
Edited 20th January 2005ce

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