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HER Number:MDV14802
Name:Corringdon Ball B stone alignments

Summary

Group B consists of at least three multiple stone rows, parallel to Row A. The 1990 resurvey of the site showed this group of rows actually extends as far as Row A - nearly 200 metres and (along with C - see MDV5658), may in fact be a group of seven approximately parallel rows. Location of polygon is approximate.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 611
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/3/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 371
  • Old SAM Ref: 10569
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Lukis, W. C. + Pode, J. D., 1880, Unpublished 'Plan of two Monuments on the Moor outside Glazecombe Moor Wall between the East and West Glazebrooks, Dartmoor' (Plan - measured). SDV142516.


Worth, R. N., 1892, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor, 387-417 (Article in Serial). SDV237176.


Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 313, plate 40 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE43 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350960.

Stone row B of the Corringdon Ball group; a triple stone row.
The northern line of Row B is parallel to A, and its length from abreast the centre of the stone circle is 79 metres, the width of the stones is 600 milimetres greater at the west end of the rows. The distance centre to centre between the south line of Row B and the north line of Row C is, at the east end 5.6 metres, and at the west end 3.0 metres, so that the rows converge as they leave the circle (citing Worth).


Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975 - 1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV161354.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6660, 6/309 (Aerial Photograph). SDV176911.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 171 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.


Emmett, D. D., 1979, Stone Rows: The Traditional View Reconsidered, 106,111 (Article in Serial). SDV251087.


Robinson, R. + Greeves, T.A.P., 1981, Two Unrecorded Prehistoric Multiple Stone Rings, Glasscombe, Ugborough, South Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV142714.


Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Visited 12/6/1984.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Partially visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


Robinson, R. + Griffiths, D. + Cosford, J., 1990, The Corringdon Multiple Stone Rows: A Resurvey, 179-185 (Article in Serial). SDV142469.

1990 resurvey showed the triple rows to extend as far as the single row - nearly 200 metres - and found the convergence less clear than on Worth's plan.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

See designation detail.


Richards, A. F., 2016, Location of cairns and stone rows at Corringdon Ball (Personal Comment). SDV359400.

There are varying grid references provided for the stone rows and they cannot be identified from the aerial photographs. The existing polygons are a 'best guess', based on the dimensions of the rows as provided but will require amendment in the future when up to date survey is carried out using modern techniques.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Mastermap shows part of the rows and five circular features at the north-eastern end. These are not thought to be particularly accurate and have not been used for digitising (Richards, A. F., 15/02/2016).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Robinson, R. + Griffiths, D. + Cosford, J.. 1990. The Corringdon Multiple Stone Rows: A Resurvey. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 48. Unknown. 179-185.
  • Plan - measured: Lukis, W. C. + Pode, J. D.. 1880. Unpublished 'Plan of two Monuments on the Moor outside Glazecombe Moor Wall between the East and West Glazebrooks, Dartmoor'. Unknown.
  • Article in Serial: Robinson, R. + Greeves, T.A.P.. 1981. Two Unrecorded Prehistoric Multiple Stone Rings, Glasscombe, Ugborough, South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 39. A5 Paperback.
  • Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975 - 1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6660. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 6/309.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1892. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 24. Digital. 387-417.
  • Article in Serial: Emmett, D. D.. 1979. Stone Rows: The Traditional View Reconsidered. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 37. Paperback Volume. 106,111.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 313, plate 40.
  • Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 171.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE43. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
  • Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2016. Location of cairns and stone rows at Corringdon Ball. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV5655Part of: Corringdon Ball multiple stone rows, Glasscombe (Monument)
MDV15961Related to: Cairns at the north-east end of the Corringdon Ball Stone Rows (Monument)
MDV5656Related to: Corringdon Ball A stone alignment (Monument)
MDV5658Related to: Corringdon Ball C stone alignments (Monument)
MDV15960Related to: Multiple ring features at Corringdon Ball, Glasscombe (Monument)
MDV5659Related to: Stone row on Ugborough Moor, near Glasscombe Ball (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 12:16PM