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HER Number:MDV5765
Name:Stone row north of Glasscombe upper plantation

Summary

Stone row. Vis=-/-/1946 (worth) glazebrook, brent fore hill. This is a double row, ne of the corringdon group with the stream of the east glaze intervening.59m from its west end the row is crossed by a disused leat.40m further on, the present corringdon leat crosses the row. These have disturbed the row. There are 42 stones in the row, 27 set and standing, 15 fallen. None are large. Blocking stone at each end of row. North east part of row deviates away from centre of cairn. Row no.59. I. In the revised form, this is row no.60 (worth,1967). Vis=13/4/1950 (os) worth's description is accurate. There is a cairn at the east end of the row which has a slight hollow in the centre. Early bronze age. Vis=est -/-/1977 (robinson) this stone row lies 100m or so from the enclosing wall of corringdon ball, on the open moor, on a south-westerly slope. The area is stony and covered with short turf. It leads to a terminal barrow at its north-east end while the south-west end stops about 30m from the east glaze stream. The row is double but a number of stones are missing. The two courses of corringdon leat, one dry and a higher one flowing cross it have apparently disturbed it. Vis=15/8/1977 (os) the ne end of the row changes direction away from the centre of the cairn. Vis=19/3/1984 (robinson) fmw visit. Vis=not visible on nmr 1985 ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) this double stone alignment is sited on the east side of the east glaze brook and runs for c 130m north-east/south-west from a terminal cairn (sx66se/148) towards the stream bank, where it is crossed by a disused leat and by the corringdon leat, both of which had disturbed it. Over forty stones remain, thirty set upright and a further fifteen fallen. The stones are up to 0.7m in height; the rows are c 0.7m apart and the stones which remain in position suggest a spacing of c 1.5m. There is a terminal stone at the south-western end and the rows appear to align with the stone settings on the west side of the east glaze brook, less than 100m away (am). Vis=as above (nvq).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 613
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/71
  • Old SAM County Ref: 892
  • Old SAM Ref: 10570

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV178205.

Stone row. Vis=-/-/1946 (worth) glazebrook, brent fore hill. This is a double row, ne of the corringdon group with the stream of the east glaze intervening.59m from its west end the row is crossed by a disused leat.40m further on, the present corringdon leat crosses the row. These have disturbed the row. There are 42 stones in the row, 27 set and standing, 15 fallen. None are large. Blocking stone at each end of row. North east part of row deviates away from centre of cairn. Row no.59. I. In the revised form, this is row no.60 (worth,1967). Vis=13/4/1950 (os) worth's description is accurate. There is a cairn at the east end of the row which has a slight hollow in the centre. Early bronze age. Vis=est -/-/1977 (robinson) this stone row lies 100m or so from the enclosing wall of corringdon ball, on the open moor, on a south-westerly slope. The area is stony and covered with short turf. It leads to a terminal barrow at its north-east end while the south-west end stops about 30m from the east glaze stream. The row is double but a number of stones are missing. The two courses of corringdon leat, one dry and a higher one flowing cross it have apparently disturbed it. Vis=15/8/1977 (os) the ne end of the row changes direction away from the centre of the cairn. Vis=19/3/1984 (robinson) fmw visit. Vis=not visible on nmr 1985 ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) this double stone alignment is sited on the east side of the east glaze brook and runs for c 130m north-east/south-west from a terminal cairn (sx66se/148) towards the stream bank, where it is crossed by a disused leat and by the corringdon leat, both of which had disturbed it. Over forty stones remain, thirty set upright and a further fifteen fallen. The stones are up to 0.7m in height; the rows are c 0.7m apart and the stones which remain in position suggest a spacing of c 1.5m. There is a terminal stone at the south-western end and the rows appear to align with the stone settings on the west side of the east glaze brook, less than 100m away (am). Vis=as above (nvq).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178206.

Worth, r. N. /tda/24(1892)403-404/the stone rows of dartmoor,part 1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178207.

Worth, r. H. /tda/79(1947)175-176/the stone rows of dartmoor,part 2.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178208.

Osa=sx66se44/plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178209.

Lukis/folio of plans in the library of the society of antiquaries, burlington house, london, no 22 "stone rows on hickley plain and corringdon ball".


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178210.

Parish checklist/south brent.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178211.

Emmett, d. D. /pdas/37(1979)111/stone rows: the traditional view reconsidered.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178212.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor(1967)234.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178213.

Des=nvq/pers comm/(22. /3/1995)/notes in smr.

Sources / Further Reading

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Associated Monuments

MDV13267Related to: Hut circles 280 metres north-west of Ball Gate, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2011 11:03AM