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HER Number:MDV13282
Name:Cairn at the north-east end of stone row north-east of East Glaze Brook, South Brent


Cairn at the north-east end of stone row north-east of East Glaze Brook of 14 metres diameter by 0.75 metres high with small upright stones in the mound and an extraction pit on the east side of the mound


Grid Reference:SX 668 613
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE44
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441901
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/148
  • Old SAM County Ref: 892
  • Old SAM Ref: 10570

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1947, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 2, 175-176 (Article in Serial). SDV150103.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE44, Cairn (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV178208.

(15/08/1977) The cairn at the north east end (of MDV5765) is a low mound of turf-covered stones, 13.5m in diameter and 0.3m in height, with an inner and an outer circle of stones, eight stones remaining in the latter. The stones form a double row and are as described by Worth; the length of the row to the centre of the cairn is 125.4m, the length of the actual row of stones 80.5m. There is a blocking-stone apparently at each end of the row. The north east part of the row deviates from the rest and therefore does not run in direction of the centre of the cairn. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 169, South Brent 8 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(23/06/1973) Cairn, 14 metres diameter, 0.2 metres high. Truncated, with retaining circle.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

Barrow (Ball Gate). Upper terminal of double stone row. Signs of retaining circle? extant.
(October 1977) This cairn lies at the eastern end of the double stone row described in 1947 by R. H. Worth, and earlier by the Reverend Lukis. It is partly turf-covered with some heather but with granite boulders showing through the turf. The centre is depressed at the south-west side there are some upright stones set in the ground suggesting a retaining ring. It is fairly close to a group of monuments at the Ball Gate including the long barrow, an adjacent cairn ring and the robbed cairn immediately next to the gate. Diameter 13m height 4m.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Just visible on the 1985 National Monuments Record aerial photograph by differential colour in vegetation.

National Monuments Record, 1985, NMR SF2600, 56-59 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346525.

Robinson, R. + Cosford, J., 1986, Dartmoor multiple stone circles, 166-170, map, diagram. (Article in Serial). SDV165686.

The cairn is 14 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres in height, humpy and partly turf-covered, with a small central hollow. Many small set stones are visible in the body of the cairn, possibly representing as many as four concentric circles, with their long axes predominantly tangential to the circles. None is higher than 0.1 - 0.2 metres.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 54 79/f23 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ancient Monuments, 1990, Schedule notes (Schedule Document). SDV150104.

(Estimated 1990) The terminal cairn at the end of alignment SX66SE/71 (MDV5765) is a turf and heather covered mound 15m in diameter and 0.4m in height. Elements of two concentric rings of stone which can be traced within the body of the mound probably acted as retaining kerbs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 94-5, 246, Map 56, Figures 56.9 & 56.9.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn at the head of 'Brent Fore Hill stone rows' at SX66846135 of 13.5 metres diameter with several concentric rings arranged like the Corringdon Ball multiple stone circles across the valley.

Riley, H., 2021, Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Landscape, Harford and Ugborough, 12, 7.1.7 (Report - Survey). SDV364697.

One of fifty cairns recorded during survey.

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

Cairn shown on modern mapping.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Visited on 29th April 2021, surveyed and photographed. Cairn at north-east end of East Glaze Brook stone row: low stony mound, 14 metres diameter, 0.75 metres high, small upright stones in mound; extraction pit on east side of mound. Gorse obscures much of the cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV150103Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1947. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. Paperback Volume. 175-176.
SDV150104Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Schedule notes. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV165686Article in Serial: Robinson, R. + Cosford, J.. 1986. Dartmoor multiple stone circles. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 44. 166-170, map, diagram..
SDV178208Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE44. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. Cairn.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 54 79/f23.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 169, South Brent 8.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 94-5, 246, Map 56, Figures 56.9 & 56.9.1.
SDV346525Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1985. NMR SF2600. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 56-59.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5750Related to: Chambered cairn at Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV19901Related to: Ring cairn south of Brent Fore Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5765Related to: Stone row north of East Glaze Brook and south of Brent Fore Hill , South Brent (Monument)
MDV13267Related to: Unenclosed hut circle settlement in the East Glaze Brook valley, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Feb 18 2022 8:18AM