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HER Number:MDV49562
Name:Cairn at south-western end of stone row at Glasscombe Corner


Supposed remains of cairn at south-western end of row not found in 1950. Grinsell (1976) records feature as 'almost invisible'. Not located during survey in 2021


Grid Reference:SX 659 606
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE138
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442155
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/5/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 523
  • Old SAM Ref: 10557

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (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.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE138 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV169844.

(13/04/1950) Cairn at south-western end of row could not be found (see card SX66SE49).

Ancient Monuments, 1963/1990, Schedule notes (Schedule Document). SDV169841.

(July 1963 and 1990) Three cairns at southern end. 7m -9m diameter, 0.4m high, two with traces of retaining kerb.

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

At south-western end of stone row are the remnants of a cairn, much reduced but traceable.

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

SX 6600 6066 (24/06/1976) Supposed remains of cairn at south-western end of row now almost invisible.

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.

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

Visited on 26th April 2021. A slight cairn at south-west end of Glasscombe Corner stone row could not be located.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169841Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1963/1990. Schedule notes. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV169844Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE138. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG37.

Associated Monuments

MDV5676Related to: Cairn north of Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5661Related to: Stone row south-west of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2022 11:40AM