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HER Number:MDV29678
Name:'Ball Gate' giving access to the open moor, South Brent


'Ball Gate' giving access to the open moor flanked by stone gateposts with repaired stone ball finials


Grid Reference:SX 670 612
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE (Constructed, XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD (Between) to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Ball Gate' shown on 19th century map.

Delderfield, E., 1977, Scrapbook 2 (Article in Serial). SDV77.

Corringdon Ball "ball gate". Gateway onto open moorland flanked by stone gateposts originally carrying ball finials. One ball still in situ in 1937.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist, 731-2 , Number 379 (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Griffiths, D. M., 1988, Ball Gate (Worksheet). SDV166054.

Finials replaced in 1988 following repairs in1986.

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

'Ball Gate' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet. 731-2 , Number 379.
SDV166054Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 1988. Ball Gate.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128750 ]
SDV77Article in Serial: Delderfield, E.. 1977. Scrapbook 2. Western Morning News. Newspaper/Magazine Cuttin.

Associated Monuments

MDV7739Related to: Cairn west of Ball Gate, Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5750Related to: Chambered cairn at Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV121408Related to: Decorated gate piers, Corringdon (Monument)
MDV121406Related to: Decorated gate piers, Somerswood (Monument)
MDV121411Related to: Gateposts on southern lane to Forder Farm (Monument)
MDV121410Related to: Gateposts to Corringdon Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 12 2022 11:15AM