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HER Number:MDV49561
Name:Terminal cairn of stone row south-west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough

Summary

Cairn circle at northern end of stone alignment south-west of Glasscombe Corner. Fragmentary mound of 4 metres diameter with four recumbent stones which may be part of cairn circle. Has been described as a stone circle in the past.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 660 607
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE49
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/5/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 523
  • Old SAM Ref: 10557
  • Pastscape: 441916

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., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 235 (Monograph). SDV337618.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 171 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 24/6/1976) Ordnance Survey map shows ‘cairn circle’ at the north-east end of the stone row, but Grinsell considers this vague and doubtful. Other details: Ugborough 5.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 82 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Stone circle, 3.5 meters internal diameter, 5 stones, 1 still standing. Aligned right of centre of stone row. Other details: G28.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 96-7, Map 56, Figure 56.11 & 56.11.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Stones at head of rows' at SX 6610 6080 shown consists of some flat slabs surrounding a central hollow These may have formed the retaining circle of a cairn sited unusually at the lower end of the stone row but nothing remains of the mound.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

'Cairn circle' depicted on the modern mapping.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England, 1012476 (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

This alignment and its associated cairns lie south-west of Glasscombe Corner and the West Glaze Brook, on the lower eastern slope of Piles Hill.
The alignment runs south-west/north-east for 174 metres down across the slope and is single for about one third of its length and double for the southern two thirds. It has a cairn at either end, the northern one surviving as a retaining kerb 10 meters in diameter and the southern cairn being 6m in diameter and 0.4 meters in height. Three more cairns are associated with the northern end of the alignment, they range from 7.0 meters to 9.0 meters in diameter and are all 0.4 meters in height, two have traces of retaining kerbs (scheduled 1964, amended 1991). Other details: SAM ID: 10557.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UG37 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited in 2017 prior to this project starting; not revisited. Condition assessed as very good.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441916, SX66SE49 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 15th August 1977. Stone row partly double and partly single ending on the remains of a cairn circle. None of the stones of the cairn circle are standing and it is impossible therefore to give an indication of its size.

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

Cairn recorded during survey.

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

Visited on 26th April 2021, surveyed and photographed. Small cairn with recumbent stones at north-east end of Glasscombe Corner stone row: fragmentary mound 4 metres diameter, four recumbent stones may be part of cairn circle.

Sources / Further Reading

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. 82.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 171.
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 235.
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. 96-7, Map 56, Figure 56.11 & 56.11.1.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website. 1012476.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG37.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441916, SX66SE49.

Associated Monuments

MDV42780Related to: Cairn north-east of the stone alignment south-west of Glasscombe Corner (Monument)
MDV28478Related to: Cairn south-east of stone row south-west of Glasscombe Corner (Monument)
MDV28479Related to: Cairn south-east of stone row south-west of Glasscombe Corner (Monument)
MDV5661Related to: Stone row south-west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV25696Related to: Track south-east of Glasscombe Cornerstone row, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2022 11:34AM