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HER Number:MDV129966
Name:Cairn at the north-east end of the Corringdon Ball Stone Rows, Ugborough


Cairn '1' (Butler) touching the north-east end of the Corringdon Ball Stone Rows shown on early 20th century map


Grid Reference:SX 666 612
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SE 43, SX 66 SE 116
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/350/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10569
  • Pastscape: 441898, 442105
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Tumulus' shown at the north-east end of the 'Stone Rows' on early 20th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 91-2, Map 56, Figure 56.8 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '1' at SX66666120 of about 14.5 metres diameter at the north-eastern end of 'Corringdon Ball stone rows' where the rows meet symmetrically around its western edge with the middle row towards the centre where there is a slight hollow. Several more slabs are just visible within the perimeter but these may well be part of inner circles like the multiple stone rings nearby.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442105, SX66SE116 (Website). SDV363416.

Cairn 'A' at SX66666120 of 8.5 metres by 8.0 metres with a flat top 7.4 metres in diameter
an 0.4 metres high.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Cairn shown on modern mapping slightly to the north.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1013031 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This complex of multiple stone alignments, cairns and remains of cairns lies on the west bank of the East Glaze Brook north-west of Glasscombe Upper Plantation.
The stone rows follow the main contour and are aligned roughly north-east/south-west, with five cairns at the northern end. There are seven, or possibly eight rows, the possible eighth being represented by two stones 25m apart between the two triple rows and aligned with the centre of their terminal cairn. The northernmost row is single and is 157m in length, with stones standing up to 0.64m in height. The spacing between stones is very irregular, the terminal cairn at the north end is 8m in diameter and 0.5m in height. There are two shorter triple rows south of it, both terminating at the north-eastern end at a cairn retaining kerb, the first triple row is 7.8m in length and the southernmost is 66m in length and again the spacings are irregular. This and the variation in length may be due to robbing for the newtake.
The cairn retaining kerb at the north end of the triple rows is a semi-circle 14m in diameter, with five stones up to 0.5m in height. Two sets of concentric rings of stones (retaining kerbs) at the northern end are 14m and 23m in diameter. The adjacent cairn is 8m in diameter and 0.5m in height.
The scheduled area for this site may not entirely cover the area of features.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128734 ]
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 91-2, Map 56, Figure 56.8.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442105, SX66SE116.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1013031.

Associated Monuments

MDV15961Related to: Cairns at the north-east end of the Corringdon Ball Stone Rows, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5656Related to: Corringdon Ball A stone alignment, South Brent (Monument)
MDV14802Related to: Corringdon Ball B stone alignments, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5655Related to: Corringdon Ball multiple stone rows, Glasscombe, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV15960Related to: Multiple ring features at Corringdon Ball, Glasscombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 10:51AM