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Monument Number 441898

Hob Uid: 441898
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Ugborough
Grid Ref : SX6660061150
Summary : A cairn visible as a turf-covered mound of stones with a diameter of 6.8m and 0.4m in height and with two stones of its retaining circle still visible on the south west side. A single row of stones (A) runs directly towards the centre of this cairn, its length being 133.0m from end-stone to end-stone. The retaining circle has a diameter of 11.5m, with six of its stones still standing and one recumbent on the south - the largest stone is 0.3m x 0.3m and 0.5m high. Running approximately in direction of the north and south sides of this circle respectively are two triple stone rows. It appears that both these triple rows are much longer than previously thought, one is 123.5m from the centre of the retaining circle and the other 116.5m.
More information : (SX 66666120) Cairn (NR)

(SX 66556112 - 66676121) Stone Rows (NR). (1)

The Glazebrook group of stone rows at Corringdon Ball consists of
one single row, A, the most northerly, starting from a cairn,
and two treble rows, B and C, starting from a retaining circle.

The cairn is 22 feet in diameter, 2 feet high and has been opened
at some time.

A. A single row extending some 507 feet from the centre of the
cairn. The first stone of the row lies some 58 ft west of the
centre of the cairn. The retaining circle, 37 ft. internal
diameter lies 41 feet to the south east of the cairn.

B. A triple row, parallel to A, and 260 feet in length measured
from abreast the centre of the circle.

C. A triple row, some 219 feet in length measured from abreast
the centre of the circle.

In the space between B and C are two stones 78 feet apart, marked
P, P on plan. A line through these stones, produced to the east
passes precisely through the centre of the circle.

To the north west of the cairn, at a distance of 165 feet on
a line through the centres of the cairn and the circle is a
damaged cairn. (Possibly SX 66 SE 42 which lies in the right
direction though at a further distance). (2-5)

West of the East Glaze Brook at Glasscombe Upper Plantation at
approximately 310.0m OD is a group of stone rows running north
east-southwest with a cairn and a retaining circle at the north
east end.

The cairn is a turf-covered mount of stones with a diameter of
6.8m and 0.4m in height and with two stones of its retaining
circle still visible on the south west side. The single row of
stones (A) runs directly towards the centre of this cairn, its length
being 133.0m from end-stone to end-stone, or 154.0m to centre of
cairn, and is shown on Worth's plan; his general description with
sizes of stones is correct. The retaining circle has a diameter of
11.5m, with six of its stones still standing and one recumbent on the
south - the largest stone is 0.3m x 0.3m and 0.5m high. Running
approximately in direction of the north and south sides of this circle respectively are the triple stone rows (B) and (C). It appears that both these triple rows are much longer than indicated by Worth, a further fifteen stones being visible in row (B) approximately in line and a further nine at least in row (C). (See amended plan). The length of row (B) is thus 123.5m from the centre of the retaining circle and row (C) 116.5m. These further stones are of minimal height above ground level (not exceeding 0.1m) but are clearly similar to the other stones in the rows and roughly in the same alignment, bearing in mind that the triple rows are of a somewhat haphazard nature.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : 'Stone Rows of Dartmoor' Pt 1 (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 312-314
Figs. :
Plates : 40
Vol(s) : 78, 1946
Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details :
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Plates : 3
Vol(s) : 79, 1947
Source Number : 4
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 54
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 81, 1949
Source Number : 5
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : (C J Davidson and R A G Sealbrook)
Page(s) : 26
Figs. : 3
Plates :
Vol(s) : 31, 1973
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 15-AUG-77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Earthwork, Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10569
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 371
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 003/01
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SE 43
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 442105
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : CORRINGDON BALL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date :
End Date :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 43
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-15
End Date : 1977-08-15